We often enjoy our favorite food or drink "treats" without considering their nutritional value, and learning what's actually in them can come as quite a shock. That's what TikToker @flavcity recently tried to demonstrate to his audience when he made a video about the sugar content in Dunkin Donuts' new Pumpkin Swirl Frozen Coffee drink.
"This drink has 185 grams of sugar in here...It's 46 teaspoons of sugar."
That sounds a little excessive, right? He went on to illustrate exactly what that looks like by pouring granulated sugar into an empty cup. Then he took it a step further and pulled out a box of 14 glazed vanilla donuts—which have the same amount of sugar as the coffee drink.
People were shocked at the amount of sugar.
Others were annoyed that he bought it and didn't drink it, pointing out that he didn't need to buy it.
Folks had a lot to say about what this sort of thing says about America.
Many said that him doing the entire video while inside an actual Dunkin Donuts is the best part.
A couple people brought up the fact that he called out the drink for not having pumpkin, when really it's pumpkin spice flavored.
Someone offered a suggestion for how this could be legislated out of existence.
One of the biggest takeaways, however, was how few calories a donut has, relatively speaking.
Our takeaway: it helps to be an informed customer at restaurants!