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    Question How many calories in a gas station/office vending machine "cappucino" drink?

    I sometimes get a 20 oz. French Vanilla "Cappucino" thingie at the gas station. How can I find out nutritional info on something like that? Regular coffee, I can figure out. Regular cappucinos (like from Starbucks), I can figure out. But these I can't.

    I am assuming it is flavored powder that sits in the machine until I push the button and then it combines the powder with hot water and spits it into my cup.

    I usually fill my cup 3/4 full with the French Vanilla then top it off with regular black coffee.

    Anybody know a close estimate for something like this?

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    our cocoa at work that comes out of a Flava vending machine for a 6-8 oz serving is 120 calories.

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    I love this site called Dietfacts - they have a searchable database of all sorts of restaurant/take-out food.

    Here's a link to the french vanilla cappucino nutrition facts for Wawa's (I imagine other convenience store/gas station cappuccinos would be similar).

    http://www.dietfacts.com/item.asp?itemid=9751
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    Beth, I went through the research a little over a year ago before I asked DH to buy me a cappuccino machine! As far as I can remember, the calorie count was 200+. But the fat count was high, and (ugh) mostly saturated fats! So then I decided just to stick with the fat-free cappuccinos, but, with after researching those, I found the calorie count to be even higher. Then I decided to ask for the cappuccino maker so I could control my cappuccino cravings better.
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    You don't REALLY want to know, do you??

    Dotties Weight Loss Zone (http://www.dwlz.com/Restaurants/quiktrip.html) is a very reliable source for all kinds of restaurant and grocery nutritional information, along with Weight Watchers points and tips. Here is the information from her web site,on the QuikTrip page:

    French Vanilla Cappuccino, 20 oz (360 calories/13 g fat/2 g fiber/57 g carbs) 8 points

    Fat Free French Vanilla Cappuccino, 20 oz (200 calories/0 g fat/0 g fiber/47.5 g carbs) 4 points
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    ugh.

    i was afraid of that. i have gained a few lbs. recently and did not know if it was from the holidays, or my recent fetish with gas station cappucinos (my office has a machine, too but the gas station is better )

    well i GUESS i could be just as satisfied drinking regular old coffee.

    thanks for the info guys! i tried researching on my own first but could not find any info. i knew someone here had the knowledge.

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    I wonder where the two grams of fiber comes from. fiber? in a cappucino??

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    That is one of the things about making mine at home -- I know just what gopes into them, so they only have the calories of the skim milk I put in them -- or a splash of fat free extra calcium chocolate milk when I want the mocha (it only takes about 1 oz). I have seen magazine and newspaper articles about the "hidden" calories in what we drink. I also wonder about 2 gr of fiber!

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    val, do you suppose there's any fiber content in the fake creamer they use? That's all I could think of.

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    Originally posted by Deanna
    You don't REALLY want to know, do you??

    Dotties Weight Loss Zone (http://www.dwlz.com/Restaurants/quiktrip.html) is a very reliable source for all kinds of restaurant and grocery nutritional information, along with Weight Watchers points and tips. Here is the information from her web site,on the QuikTrip page:

    French Vanilla Cappuccino, 20 oz (360 calories/13 g fat/2 g fiber/57 g carbs) 8 points

    Fat Free French Vanilla Cappuccino, 20 oz (200 calories/0 g fat/0 g fiber/47.5 g carbs) 4 points

    Thanks for the Dotties link, Deanna.

    I could've sworn that the fat-free had more calories than the regular, but they're both too high, anyway. Maybe for a special treat, when I'm out doing errands and need a caffeine boost!
    Vicci


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    Well, maybe that is depending on coffee or ingredients in cappuccino. I think 120 calories in one serve of cappuccino. However, that is based on my research only, there's a label in the back of one sachet on cappuccino.

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