Test Your Carb Knowledge: Holiday Drink Edition


‘Tis the season for indulging. Can you guesstimate the carb amount for each of these mouth-watering winter drinks? The answers are listed below the quiz. Nutritional information was supplied through Calorie King.

1. Glass of red wine (Burgundy), 5 fl oz.

(a) 3.5 grams of carbs

(b) 5.5 grams of carbs

(c) 9.5 grams of carbs


2. Glass of white wine (Riesling), 5 fl oz.

(a) 5.5 grams of carbs

(b) 7 grams of carbs

(c) 8.5 grams of carbs

Cheese and wine



3. Non-alcoholic hot spiced apple cider, 12 oz.

(a) 38.3 grams of carbs

(b) 40.3 grams of carbs

(c) 42.3 grams of carbs

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4. Gingerbread hot latte with soy milk and whipped cream, 16 oz.

(a) 32 grams of carbs

(b) 38 grams of carbs

(c) 44 grams of carbs



5. Bottle of lite beer, 12 oz.

(a) 1.2 grams of carbs

(b) 3.2 grams of carbs

(c) 5.2 grams of carbs

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6.  Non-alcoholic egg nog, 8oz.

(a) 27.5 grams of carbs

(b) 30.5 grams of carbs

(c) 34.5 grams of carbs

frischer Eierpunsch mit Zimt / fresh eggnog with cinnamon


7. Champagne, 4.1 oz.

(a) 1.2 grams

(b) 3.2 grams

(c) 5.2 grams

Champagne on Black



8. Sugar-free hot cocoa with whole milk, no whipped cream, 10 oz.

(a) 26.4 grams of carbs

(b) 29.4 grams of carbs

(c) 32.4 grams of carbs

Hot chocolate



9. Hot cocoa with whole milk and whipped cream, 10 oz.

(a) 28.2 grams of carbs

(b) 32.2 grams of carbs

(c) 36.2 grams of carbs

Hot chocolate



Answers: (1) b  (2) a  (3) a  (4) c  (5) b  (6) c  (7) a  (8) a  (9) c


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