Starbucks to Start Displaying Calorie Counts

At all United States locations


Starbucks Corp. said it will show calorie information for its coffees and snacks at all U.S. locations starting later this month.

The company said on Tuesday the labels, which will soon be required by the government, are meant to encourage health-conscious consumers to further customize orders by opting for sugar-free syrups or nonfat milk over more calorie heavy alternatives.

"People are already customizing their drinks," said Lisa Passe, a Starbucks spokeswoman.

She added that the coffee company's pastries will also come with a calorie count.