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Starbucks Japan Puts American Starbucks To Shame

Calories are difficult.

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Starbucks has a new drink in Japan called the "Baked Cheesecake Frappuccino" and if you love calories, you're in luck!

With a Tall (aka, a small) clocking in at 480 calories, with chunky biscuit pieces and a copious amount of special baked cheesecake whipped cream, it's a true reminder that delicious things are made of fat and sugar.
Starbucks / Via starbucks.co.jp

With a Tall (aka, a small) clocking in at 480 calories, with chunky biscuit pieces and a copious amount of special baked cheesecake whipped cream, it's a true reminder that delicious things are made of fat and sugar.

To compare that to some other Japanese foods, here's what 480 calories looks like...

1 rice ball: 160-200 caloriesChicken yakitori: 120 caloriesDaikon radish oden: 10 calories
Lawson / Via lawson.co.jp

1 rice ball: 160-200 calories

Chicken yakitori: 120 calories

Daikon radish oden: 10 calories

And it's not just that drink! Starbucks drinks in Japan are all pretty caloric. Take this quiz to see if you can guess with common Japanese foods have more calories.

(Assume that all the drinks are "Tall" sized (12 fl. oz.).

  1. Which of these has fewer calories?

    Correct
    Incorrect
    Soy latte
    Via スターバックス
    Soy latte
    Via スターバックス
    Correct
    Incorrect
    A tuna roll with mayo
    Via ローソン
    A tuna roll with mayo
    Via ローソン
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Surprisingly, the tuna with mayonnaise has fewer calories.

    Calories in a tall soy latte: 212 kcal Calories in the tuna roll: 190 kcal

  2. Which one has fewer calories?

    Correct
    Incorrect
    Caramel macchiato
    Via スターバックス
    Caramel macchiato
    Via スターバックス
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Pon de Ring donut
    Via ミスタードーナツ
    Pon de Ring donut
    Via ミスタードーナツ
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    They're very close, but caramel macchiato actually has slightly fewer calories.

    Calories in a tall caramel macchiato: 210 kcal Calories in a Pon de Ring donut: 232 kcal

  3. Which one has fewer calories?

    Correct
    Incorrect
    White mocha (hot)
    Via スターバックス
    White mocha (hot)
    Via スターバックス
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Cup of ramen
    Via 日清食品
    Cup of ramen
    Via 日清食品
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's shocking, considering noodles are pure carbs, but the Ramen has fewer calories!

    Calories in a tall white mocha: 403 kcal Calories in the Cup Noodle: 353 kcal

  4. Which one has fewer calories?

    Correct
    Incorrect
    Caramel Frappuccino
    Via スターバックス
    Caramel Frappuccino
    Via スターバックス
    Correct
    Incorrect
    A melonpan sweet bun
    A melonpan sweet bun
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The Frappuccino has fewer calories.

    Most coffee drinks shouldn't have more calories than a sweet dessert — and in this case, it doesn't (but not by much.) Calories in a Caramel Frappuccino: 303 kcals Calories in a melonpan: 372 kcal

  5. Which one has fewer calories?

    Correct
    Incorrect
    Matcha cream Frappuccino
    Via スターバックス
    Matcha cream Frappuccino
    Via スターバックス
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Cheeseburger
    Via マクドナルド
    Cheeseburger
    Via マクドナルド
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Lolololol. The cheeseburger has fewer calories.

    You should have seen that one coming. Calories in a Matcha cream Frappuccino: 330 kcal Calories in a cheeseburger: 310 kcal

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