- Google just released its list of the most-searched terms this year.
- Items from fast-food chains like McDonald’s,Taco Bell, and Starbucks were often paired with the search term “calories.”
- The 10 most popular food items paired with the search term “calories” range from 185 to 860 calories.
Google just revealed its list of the most-searched terms this year in a number of categories. As always, people were curious about the number of calories in some of the craziest and most-hyped offerings from fast-food chains like McDonald’s, Taco Bell, and Starbucks.
From the enormous Triple Double Crunchwrap to the controversial Unicorn Frappuccino, these are the 10 most popular food items that were paired with the search term “calories” on Google. Items are ranked by how often they were searched.
10. McDonalds ice cream cone — 200 calories
While customers complained that McDonald’s ice cream machines were frequently broken this year, that didn’t stop the dessert from being a frequent Google search.
9. Zima — 185 calories
MillerCoors tried to capitalise on ’90s nostalgia by reintroducing Zima, a malt-based, citrus-flavored alcoholic drink, for a limited time this year.
8. Poke bowl — 260 calories
While the poke bowl has a number of variations, it often features raw fish cut into cubes and served over rice and vegetables with soy or other sauces. The Food Network came up with a simple recipe that has just 260 calories.
7. Coconut Milk Mocha Macchiato — 210 calories
The Coconut Milk Mocha Macchiato is the first Starbucks drink to be made with coconut milk as its base.
6. Triple Double Crunchwrap — 700 calories
Taco Bell upped the ante with this enormous version of its Crunchwrap Supreme, which featured a second layer of beef and nacho sauce separated by a tostada shell.
5. Cascara Latte — 240 calories
Though it’s no longer available from Starbucks, the Cascara Latte added cascara syrup and toppings that brought hints of cherry, coconut, and cane sugar to a normal latte. Cascara berries are made when cherries are dried up. A 16-ounce drink made with 2% milk contains 240 calories.
4. Mac Jr — 460 calories
Business Insider’s Hollis Johnson was not impressed by this mini-Big Mac, which removes a beef patty and a piece of bread from the original.
3. Naked Chicken Chalupa — 440 calories
Taco Bell’s Naked Chicken Chalupa arrived in January after two years of testing. The limited-time offering wrapped lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, and avocado ranch in a piece of fried chicken.
2. Grand Mac — 860 calories
McDonald’s introduced its super-sized version of the Big Mac in January. It has 61% more beef than the original Big Mac.
1. Unicorn Frappuccino — 410 calories
While some weren’t thrilled by its taste, Starbucks’ Unicorn Frappuccino got plenty of attention on social media during its limited run. While 2% milk is standard in most Starbucks drinks now, Starbucks’ website lists whole milk as the default for the Unicorn Frappuccino, which means a 16-ounce drink packs 410 calories and 59 grams of sugar.
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