This post was inspired by a customer inquiry that got me thinking… do consumers know that most Keurig Kcups are calorie and sugar-free?
Yep. that’s right, no need to worry. The majority of Keurig Kcups are simply coffee and a filter, nothing added. Since ground coffee is calorie free so are Keurig Kcups. At first I could not understand the confusion on this subject. Then I read the descriptions of some of the coffees.
Caramel Vanilla Cream reads:
A light roast, flavored Kcup coffee with a traditional French Vanilla flavor taken up a notch by the addition of buttery caramel and hints of brown sugar!
Chocolate Glazed Donut:
Chocolate Glazed Donut is a combo that’s hard to resist. A fresh chocolate donut, topped with a sweet, sugar glaze, dunked into your mug.
Who wouldn’t think that these coffees are filled with sugar, fat and calories?! If I did not know better, I certainly would question it. When you read the descriptions of Keurig Kcups or any coffee for that matter, know that the author is simply describing the hints of flavor that they detect in the coffee, not the actual ingredients. If you still aren’t sure, look for nutritional information. Or I should say lack there of. If there are no ingredients or nutritional information is listed it means that it only contains coffee and you are good to go!
There are a few Keurig Kcups that DO contain calories. They fall under two categories. Brew Over Ice teas and coffees (except Twinings) and Cafe Escapes. Keurig has kept those around 60 calories each.
When in doubt consider the consistency of the coffee. If it is creamy- it contains calories and most likely sugar. If it is a simple black coffee, calories are not an issue.
Keurig Kcups are a part of my everyday world and have been for many years. Sometimes I don’t see things from your perspective. I hope to answer any questions that you might be wondering to yourself. But, by all means, please ask. I need your help in making sure that everyone is happy and confident with their Keurig Kcup choices!