McDonald’s Chocolate Strawberry Frappe: Only 22 grams of Fat and 79 Grams of Sugar

February 6, 2014   25 Comments

Snack Girl knows that readers get bored with her obsession with flaming McDonald’s.

McDonalds Chocolate Strawberry Frappe Nutrition Facts

You have to remember that there are people who read this site who visit McDonald’s because it is on their way to work, or they didn’t have time to make dinner, they forgot their lunch, etc.

McDonald’s is here to stay and I, Snack Girl, am here to critique it.

I saw this “Chocolate Covered Strawberry Frappe” and I decided to give it a go for a mere $1. Here are the nutrition facts for the SMALL:

570 calories, 22 g fat, 14 g saturated fat, 88 g carbohydrates, 79 g sugar, 8 g protein, 2 g fiber, 130 mg sodium, 16 Points+

If you are a Weight Watchers member, you know how out of control 16 PointsPlus is. Yikes!

How did it taste? One word: yucky. The strawberry flavor was too sweet and tasted fake because it probably is fake. How do you charge $1 for a drink like this?

We all want to have an indulgence every once in a while. I get that. Instead of McD’s fake strawberry el cheapo shake, buy some fresh strawberries and dip them in chocolate. You can eat 16 strawberries with chocolate for the same amount of calories.

Don’t they look so much yummier? There is no comparison, in my mind, between something as lovely as a fresh strawberry dipped in chocolate versus the McDonald’s Frappe.

Yes, it will cost you more money. Yes, it will take you more time. But, you are worth it!!

Indulge wisely.

How do you deal with the McDonald’s cheap frappes?

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OMG! That is crazy! Who would get that stuff?

WOW! I have a bit of a vanilla frappachino addiction, but Starbucks is way too expensive and the calories and fat don't mesh wit my weight watchers plan. So, over the last two weeks I have been coming up with my own recipe and I finally prefected it and let me tell is AWESOME!!!! Here's my recipe for a Vanilla frappachino, let me know if you try it and what you think! It is only 4 weight watches points plus!

1 packet of Stevia

1 cup ice

1/4 cup FROZEN sugar free, fat free cool whip

1 cup light vanilla soy milk

2 tbsp Sugar free vanilla syrup (Torani)

1 single packet of instant coffee (Nescafe Tasters Choice)

1 tbsp Coffeemate sugar free french vanilla creamer

Fat Free reddi whip for top

Blend all together really well, then stir a little and blend again! Top with Reddi Whip.

I don't like McDonald's at all. My down fall though is the Chai Latte from Starbucks. It calls to me when I drive past, LOL. I learned to drive another way but I do allow myself one per month.

Do you watch My 600-lb Life? In almost every episode, the person was eating MASSIVE amounts of McD's prior to their surgery, and often times after. That stuff is addictive. I still dream about it sometimes.

Not to mention they probably use bugs to get the pink color (like Starbucks).

Down with artificial colors and flavors!

Aubrie- what do those companies use to sweeten their "sugar free" Cool whip, coffee mate and vanilla sweetner? All chemicals.

I stopped eating fast food over 5 years ago. I went cold turkey. It was very difficult at first, now I can't even eat it. If we are out with friends and they suggest it, I get a salad. The thought of eating fast food turns me off. We are fortunate that it has become a family decision in our household.

This sounds awful! I have a question though, what do you do with a too skinny 8-year old child in your family that doesn't like to eat, and is so picky, etc., some days-- I can ONLY get her to eat a single milkshake, and I am somewhat glad it has fat and heavy calories in it. Of course, I am the opposite - I love food. This is an everyday struggle for us - both ends of the spectrum... trying to get her to eat and me -trying not to eat too much. :) Thank you

I would never get any frappe'(although I understand why some people would) however I have gotten the oatmeal and I get it minus the sugar and cream then I put skim milk on it.

Im a vegetarian and rarely eat fast food but I find that the dumpster at mcds smeels like the food and the food smells like the dumpster... not so appitizing,easy to avoid in my opinion!

Wow... I guess its good I've decided to make some attempts at quitting the fast food. I've seen the stuff of chicken nuggets pre molded/cooked. unsavory looking. *ew* if thats the chicken i don't want to see the beef.

I would never have that ..17 grams of saturated fat ! What are the chemicals that go along with it ?

Hello all! In response to you, Andrea, regarding the comment about my recipe. You certainly are right and I totally see where you are coming from. In my defense I have lost 80 lbs this year and need to make my own recipes like this for the occasional time I am tempted to get a way too expensive coffee drink :) I do appreciate the concerns about chemicals and such, but for me right now I am focused on calories and fat. I know everyone has their own way of doing things, and appreciate that, but I didn't put this recipe up to be judged, just wanted to share for those that might appreciate it. Thanks!

Jacki - maybe including your 8 year old in the menu planning and/or food prep would help.

A better column would be a comparison between the Frappe, the standard milkshake (Calories 550, Fat 16 g, Carb 90g, Protien 12g, Sodium 160 mg) and one of the Strawberry Banana fruit smoothies (Calories 210, Fat.5 g, Carb 47 g, Protien 3 g, Sodium 50 mg) For a cold sweet treat I'll have the smoothie.

I agree about the shake Wow! But I do get my coffee from them every morning on my way to work. Medium Black. I think their coffee is not bad for the price. That's what I get at McD.,hope they don't take that a way.

Aubrie congratulations on your weight loss! That is awesome!

Sorry if that came across as rude, not my intention. I do know that Snack Girl has dedicated her website to promoting "real" food so I felt the need to point it out.

We all should do whatever works for us! Again, congratulations on the outstanding weight loss:)

Congratulations on your success Aubre!!! You are absolutely correct, you need to find what works for you otherwise you won't stick to it. I have lost 70 lbs & maintained it now for over 5 yrs. Keep doing exactly what you know is best for your & body/mind. I bet you look amazing inside & out!!!

I like dunk my strawberries in Jello sugar free Chocolate pudding cups!! YUM!!

I tried some of McD';s frappes, when they first unveiled them (although it more like unleased!) and was very unhappy with them. If you want sweet, thick and cold, make a smoothie at home, it will definitely be better, and you'll know what's in it! Will be quick, and you can wash the blender when you get home... ;)

Hi Andrea! No, you weren't rude at all!! We are all in this together! I just wanted to share the recipe just in case anyone was like me and had a sweet tooth and needed an idea. Yes, your right about this website promoting "real food", that's why we love it! Sometimes I just have to have something like this though :) Thanks for commenting!

I love the McDonald's flame! Keep up the good work, Snack Girl. Fast food has always made me ill, so I stopped eating it long ago. The chemicals are just way too toxic for my system. Pink slime made from ammonia in the burgers??? Reading "Fast Food Nation" long ago confirmed my decision. I'm fatally allergic to soy, but it is used as a faux meat extender, which is not mentioned in the ingredients. Same with the chlorine (a known carcinogen) soaked into carrot sticks. Then I found the low-fat mozzarella cheese sticks I ate occasionally, as a quick snack, had wood chip powder added to them, which I couldn't chew or swallow (labeled as cellulose, and touted as high fiber... never mind that it is damaging to your gut). Now I heard Subway sandwich chains have been putting plastic in their bread. Makes me wonder what other horrific substances are in so-called food. Yikes! At this point, I am going raw, organic, wildcrafted, and local. Unfortunately, I live in a hot, dry desert, an urban apartment dweller, and am clueless about gardening. My family never even had houseplants. Some day, when I have the time & energy, I will teach myself how to garden. Thank y'all for your wisdom, sharing, and inspiration! Big hugs from toasty Tucson, Arizona :)

Jackie - In response to what to do with your too skinny 8 year old who doesn't like to eat: I would talk to her pediatrician about her weight and nutrition. Is her BMI really below the 5th% for her age? Does she have reflux? Food allergies or sensitivities? Constipation? Texture aversions? Just a picky eater? Any one of these items (and others) can affect her food intake. As a pediatrician, I can tell you we address these issues all the time. Sometimes there needs to be a medical evaluation sometimes just some guidance, but her pediatrician can guide you. Good luck!

I make a fabulous thick shake/frappe. The basis is 1/2 cup skim milk, 1 cup (or more if needed) ice, 1/4 cup skim milk powder - blended. For chocolate add 1 or 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder & 1 teaspoon stevia (or more, depending on your taste). for vanilla add vanilla essence and sweetener. Or you could use a diet hot chocolate mix. Also I would just like to say Snack Girl I love your work!

Thanks for the comments for my sweet kid - that doesn't like to eat/anything. I will mention this to her pediatrician next time we go.

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