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• Harry Kersh: From calorie count to portion sizes,

• we wanted to find out all the differences

• between UK and US Starbucks.

• This is "Food Wars."

• Now, hot coffees in the UK come in four sizes.

• Firstly, we have a short coffee,

• which is 8 ounces.

• Joe Avella: The short, 8 ounces.

• Harry: Then we have a tall coffee, which is 12 ounces.

• Joe: Next we have the tall, 12 ounces.

• Harry: Next is a grande coffee,

• which comes in at 16 ounces.

• Joe: Then we got the grande, 16 ounces.

• Harry: A venti, or 20 ounces.

• Joe: Sensational.

• And the biggest one, the venti, 20 ounces.

• And in case you're wondering, it's called the venti

• because 20 in Italian is venti-twento.

• Harry: Just to double-check,

• we're gonna measure the largest hot coffee in the UK.

• So, our venti coffee actually came to closer to 18 ounces.

• Sort that out, Starbucks.

• Where's my 2 ounces?

• Joe: Now I'm going to measure the venti coffee,

• which should be 20 ounces minus a few sips.

• Wait.

• Came prepared.

• Whoa, come on! I did not drink that much.

• Oh, Starbucks.

• That's not...no, that's not even two.

• That's, like, an ounce.

• Harry: Cold coffees in the UK come in three sizes.

• A tall.

• Joe: The tall, 12 ounces.

• Harry: Grande.

• Joe: We got the grande.

• Harry: And venti.

• Joe: Here's where things get kind of weird.

• Our venti iced is 24 ounces.

• And we have another size up, trenti, right?

• Trenta, and that is 30 ounces.

• Harry: So, a UK cold venti is exactly 20 ounces.

• Joe: Yeah, 21.

• I thought this was supposed to be 24.

• "How many fluid ounces

• venti iced"?

• 24.

• How much is it, 21?

• Starbucks, with the ice, you still don't have enough.

• Aah. I'm taking a sip of every single drink.

• I'm taking a sip of every single drink!

• Let's do this!

• Harry: Let's compare some seemingly identical drinks

• to see how much they match up under the hood.

• So, a venti latte in the UK

• contains 235 calories,

• 7.9 grams of fat,

• 21.1 grams of sugar,

• and 225 milligrams of caffeine.

• Joe: And in the US,

• the same venti latte has 250 calories,

• and that's 9 grams of fat

• and 150 milligrams of caffeine.

• And you know I'm taking a sip.

• Mm!

• Kind of cold. It's been sitting out for hours.

• So our latte's got more sugar, more calories, and more fat.

• "The trinity of deliciousness" is what I call it.

• Harry: Let's try something a little heavier.

• If you were to order a venti caramel Frappuccino

• from a UK Starbucks,

• it would contain 426 calories,

• 61.1 grams of sugar,

• and 117 milligrams of caffeine.

• looking a little sad there, buddy.

• It looks like all your whipped cream melted,

• so here's a pro tip from the USA.

• Mm.

• 470 calories,

• 74 carbs, 73 of which are sugar,

• and 120 milligrams of caffeine.

• Mm.

• Damn. Oh, yuck. Yuck!

• That's what that tastes like?

• Harry: Now, it's important to remember that

• for cold drinks like Frappuccinos,

• the US venti is actually 4 fluid ounces larger

• than the UK's.

• If you were to do the math to work out

• the nutrition per fluid ounce,

• the UK actually beats the US in virtually every metric.

• Let's see if we can get any clues as to why

• from the ingredients.

• Now, in the UK, a cappuccino from Starbucks

• contains just two ingredients,

• milk and brewed espresso.

• Joe: And in the US, our cappuccinos are made

• from milk and brewed espresso.

• Look at that. Same thing, finally.

• Mm. Mm!

• Harry: Now, for the most part,

• the hot coffees in both countries

• are just those two ingredients in different quantities.

• Things get a little bit more complicated

• once you start to add things like syrups, however.

• For example, in the UK,

• that adds the following ingredients:

• sugar, water, natural flavoring,

• concentrate of apple, carrot, hibiscus,

• molasses, citric acid, and potassium sorbate.

• Joe: Aah.

• Whereas our caramel syrup has sugar,

• corn syrup, butter (cream (milk) salt),

• uh, water, heavy cream,

• nonfat dry milk,

• natural flavors, salt,

• mono diggly-psoriasis?

• I don't know what that word is.

• Soy lecithin and sulfites.

• The point is, our caramel syrup has actual caramel in it.

• How do you like that?

• Harry: Now let's try something with a lot more ingredients.

• This is a java chip Frappuccino from the UK,

• and it contains the following.

• Both: Ice.

• Milk.

• Coffee Frappuccino syrup,

• Harry: Which is water -- Joe: Which is sugar, water --

• [both reciting different ingredients]

• [fast-forwarding]

• Harry: Sodium bicarbonate Joe: Sodium

• Harry: and a mocha drizzle, Joe: bi-cow-bonate,

• Harry: which is water,

• Harry: mocha powder, sugar, Joe: Soy lecithin,

• Harry: cocoa processed with Joe: natural flavors,

• Harry: alkaline, and vanillin. Joe: oh, and salt.

• Ladies and gentlemen, it is a "Food Wars" first,

• the first time something in the UK

• has an ingredients list longer than something in the US.

• Time to celebrate, baby!

• [party horn blowing]

• Harry: Here is everything you can only find on the menu

• at a UK Starbucks.

• Joe: And this is everything you can get in a US Starbucks.

• One of the big selling points of Starbucks

• is that you can heavily customize

• pretty much everything on the menu.

• To save ourselves doing a million different

• combinations of exclusive items,

• what we're gonna do is focus mostly

• on things that are on the menu as they are,

• with just a few combinations of syrups and toppings

• that you can get in one or the other.

• Firstly, we have this cute little cortado.

• Secondly, we have a cold foam cappuccino,

• which is like an iced cappuccino

• with just some foam on top of it.

• Then we have some temporary season exclusives.

• So, at the moment, you can get a

• peanut butter cup Frappuccino in the UK,

• as well as a chocolate s'mores Frappuccino,

• which sounds pretty damn good.

• Joe: In the US, along with the blond roast

• you can get in the UK, we also have a dark roast,

• and we have something called the Pike Place roast.

• And that roast is a tribute to the first Starbucks

• that's near the Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington.

• I've been to that Starbucks.

• It's fine.

• Exclusive to the US, we have the caramel cloud macchiato.

• Ooh, I do not like that.

• The mocha cookie crumble Frappuccino.

• Woof.

• The caramel ribbon crunch Frappuccino.

• I mean, the regular caramel one was gross.