Calories in Hot Chocolate Mixes

We drank a lot of hot chocolate during the holidays, mainly for two reasons:  it was very cold plus I was getting over a respiratory infection and hot drinks helped my congestion a lot.  I found out there are a lot of calories in some hot chocolate mixes which I’m sure helped me to gain weight, although I don’t need weight loss pillsMy husband bought some hot chocolate and I bought some, too, and so I decided to compare the “Nutritional Facts.”  This is what I found:

  • Nestle Rich Chocolate – 80 calories, 3 grams fat, 15 g carbs, 12 g sugar
  • Swiss Miss Milk Chocolate – 120 calories, 2 g fat, 23 g carbs, 16 g sugar
  • Swiss Miss Dark Cholcolate – 150 calories, 3.5 g fat, 26 g carbs, 20 g sugar

It’s easy to see which brand of hot chocolate I’m drinking now that I’m trying to lose the weight I gained during the holidays:  Nestle Rich Chocolate!  (There are sugar-free mixes out there, but my doctor told me to stay away from sugar substitutes as much as possible.)

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  1. The average cold weather camper should up their normal diet by an estimated 1000 calories per day for optimum cold weather survival. One can also try this out by saving the nonfat items for your cereal or daily consumption, and use a reduced-fat milk or soy-milk if you can’t bring yourself to take the calorie hit of whole milk or half-and-half.

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