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Old 05-28-2014, 12:37 PM   #1
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McDonalds Iced Coffee?

New here. Today is day 1 of a new me. Stopped at McD's for the kids and got an iced coffee. Never had one before but thought it was a safe choice. They asked what flavor and I said none. I see her mixing it with a cream. I looked up the nutrition and it's only 3g carbs with cream but I see they have a liquid sugar. Do they put that liquid sugar in all of it or only if you ask? It does taste a little sweet but I'm not sure. Do you have to ask for it unsweetened? I'm afraid to drink it now!

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Old 05-28-2014, 12:40 PM   #2
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I don't know, but you should ask the next time.
Three carbs is not a lot, but I don't want any extra carbs.
And I'd be worried about it triggering cravings.
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Old 05-28-2014, 01:08 PM   #3
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If you don't specify sugar-free, it will have sugar in it. The nutritional information says it has liquid sugar and is 23 carbs for a small. You can also order it with sugar-free french vanilla syrup, which makes it 9 carbs for a small.
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Sounds like it is essential to request sugar-free. Thanks, Mimi!
I'd probably just opt for black coffee and add a small container of half and half, or put some drops of mct oil in it from the little vial that I carry with me.

It reminds me, a midwesterner, of ordering iced tea in southern states and finding it sugared.
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I've only had it once, I had to ask for it without sugar.
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Thanks all. I thought I was just getting iced coffee and cream. After it tasting kind of sweet I ended up dumping 3/4 of it out. Lesson learned!
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If only they did a low carb frappe....
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If a 'small' sugar-free is 9g carbs that's too many carbs for me to waste on a cup of coffee!

Too many low-carbers assume that 'sugar free' means low carb, but often the carbs are really high. Reading labels and checking online info is important.
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Mmmm. Iced coffee. I have been drinking that this week, but home made. I can at least control what goes in it.
Brew a cup of coffee and plunk it in the fridge , adding it to a big Tervis cup for daily rambles out of the house.
I did read a hint for making iced coffee concentrate, I think it was in Martha Stewart's magazine. She recommended 'soaking' a pound of ground coffee in a pot with water for 24 hours, draining the liquid and keeping it up to a week in the fridge for iced coffees. I thought this sounded great since you can make it decaf, or brewed with your personal taste in beans.
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I do a version of the cold brew, too. I just put a couple of scoops of course ground into a mason jar and let it steep over night (or even less time, at times). I strain it through a regular cone coffee filter. Either drink it right away over ice or store in the frig. I typically add a splash of MCT oil (stays liquid unlike CO) and sometimes a splash of HWC. I usually toss some salt on top of the ice cubes, as I am always in need of more salt in my diet and I've come to prefer the taste of salted coffee. Yum.
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if you are making an iced coffee then you might consider freezing some coffee in ice cube trays and using them as the ice.
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YES, must specify NO - SUGAR! No liquid sugar.
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Right..Ask for it plain, then you can add some Splenda..Or ask them and they will put
it in there instead of the SF syrup.

My McDonald's Iced Coffee is very weak.. Used to be better, but it very white now.
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If only they did a low carb frappe....
Me three.
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Well - looking at the numbers for a small the sf french van iced coffee is 9 carbs. 2 are from the cream. It lists 1g sugar (which is coming from the cream not the art. sweetener) - so the other grams are probably sugar alchols (the art. sugar stuff). so if you are counting net carbs then I would think you would count 2 (if you want to be conservative) for a small and 4 for a large.

If you want to see go to McD's site find the McCafe stuff, go to nutrition and you can customise the food choices.
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