How Many Calories Are In A Drink From Starbucks?

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The next time that you’re enjoying one of Starbucks’ blended espressos, you might want to consider what you could be having instead.

Ryoko Itawa of I Love Coffee has put together a handy infographic, How Many Calories Are In A Drink From Starbucks? It encourages the coffee drinker to not only consider healthier options for your caffeine addiction, but it also finds your drink’s very surprising caloric equivalent.

For instance, around the holidays when you have nothing by Peppermint White Chocolate Mochas on the brain — you could ingest the same amount of calories from almost four cans of Coca-Cola. A Green Tea Latte must be healthy, right? Wrong. A medium McDonald’s fries could replace it in the calorie department.

Although, now you know you could have a yummy coffee drink, instead of the 150 Skittles often ingested in one sitting.

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[link, via designtaxi]

Pop Culture Popsicles

pop_culture_popsicles_1Take a big bite of some pop culture, with this illustration series by artist Andrew Heath. Pop Culture Popsicles is made up of 50 pop culture icons, deliciously rendered as popsicles.

Prints of each frozen head will be available to purchase at the 2014 Lexington Comic & Toy Con.

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[link, via The Awesomer]

Starbucks Coffee Cup Sleeve Art

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We’ve certainly seen our share of coffee cup art. But what about those cardboard sleeves that keep you from burning your hand on your mocha-choca two-pump half-caf latte?

Corporate banker and coffee sleeve artist Ahmed Al Emairi tries to improve upon the under-appreciated insulator with his Instagram project, Starbucksism. Ahmed uses the iconic Starbucks mermaid to recreate illustrations of pop culture icons, from Darth Vader and Jack Sparrow, to Michael Jackson and Steve Jobs.

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[link, via Lost At E Minor]

Making Faces With Food by Victor Nunes

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Do you ever feel like your food is staring back at you? Apparently, artist Victor Nunes sees faces in almost everything, and creates characters from random foodstuffs and other objects.

He’s also been known to bring loaves of bread and bananas to life with a little creative carving. Check out some more of Nunes’ work, or feel free to create your own food faces.

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[link, via Incredible Things]

Michelangelo’s Grocery List

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Even Michelangelo, one of the greatest minds in recorded history, was capable of forgetting to pick up eggs and laundry detergent. Brought to us by Casa Buonarroti in Florence, Italy — this sample, from their Michelangelo collection, shows a grocery list illustrated by the artist himself.

Drawn for his servant who was illiterate, the list calls for a herring, tortelli, two fennel soups, four anchovies and ‘a small quarter of a rough wine.’ Hopefully he gave him all the coupons too.

[link, via Laughing Squid]