Last week on “Health Facts Monday”, we compared the calories of food between Starbucks and Tim Hortons. Due to the success of last week, I will continue this calories face-off with Starbuck versus McDonalds. Even though Starbucks is a coffee shop and McDonalds is a fast food restaurant, they are both food chains. More importantly, the quality of some of the menu items in McDonalds can be compared with Starbucks. Hahaha…this is going to be interesting.
1) Breakfast (Starbucks WINS!)
Starbucks’ Bacon, Egg & Gouda Artisan Breakfast Sandwich – 350 calories (SCORE)
McDonald’s Bacon N’ Egg Bagel with Regular Bagel – 580 calories
2) Sandwich and Wraps (McD WINS!!)
Starbucks’ Chicken Caesar Wrap – 490 caolories
McDonald’s Chicken & Bacon Signature McWrap® with Grilled Chicken – 480 calories (SCORE)
3) Bakery (Starbucks WINS!)
Starbucks’ Raisin Bran Muffin – 320 calories (SCORE)
McDonald’s Golden Bran & Raisin Muffin – 390 calories
4) Yogurt (McD WINS!)
Starbucks’ Peach & Raspberry Yogurt Parfait – 250 calories
McDonald’s Fruit ‘n Yogurt Parfait – 200 calories (SCORE)
5) Drink (McD WINS!)
Starbucks’ Vanilla Latte with 2% milk (grande) – 250 calories
McDonald’s Vanilla Latte with 2% milk (medium) – 200 calories (SCORE)
OMG! Really? McDonald’s food are healthier than Starbucks? I guess for certain items McDonald’s do have an edge in terms of calories. However, they are still serving their Big Mac or Double Big Mac that have 540 calories or 700 calories, respectively. All I can say is eat wisely and “do not judge the book by its cover” (some McDonald’s food have less calories than Starbucks even though McDonald’s market themselves as a fast food restaurant).
Do you like eating at McDonald’s? What do/do not like about McDonald’s? Post your comments below. Till next time.