Keurig’s world of K-Cup pods is a large one. It has black coffee, flavored coffee, hot chocolate and many more beverages. And if you’re anything like me, some days you’ll pop one after another and drink them without a second thought.
But if you’re ever on a strict diet or just trying to watch out for your calorie consumption, it’s important to know what is the calorie count of these pods.
As a rule of thumb, if the box doesn’t list a calorie count, it means it’s practically calorie free.
Do K-Cup Pods Have Calories?
Let’s start by answering this popular question. The answer will totally depend on which pod you are consuming:
- Black coffee pods don’t contain any calories, or an unmentionable 1 or 2 calories per cup.
- Flavored coffee can have some calories, the amount will depend on if it’s black flavored coffee or if it contains milk or artificial flavorings.
- Hot chocolate pods definitely contain calories.
Below, you’ll find the most popular pods and their calorie counts.
Calories in Hot Chocolate Coffee K-Cup Pods
The average calorie count for hot chocolate k-cup pods is 70 calories per serving. I found the highest to be 90 calories and lowest to be 60.
|K-Cup Pod||Calories Per Serving (one cup)|
|Starbucks Hot Chocolate||90|
|Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate||70|
|Tim Horton’s Hot Chocolate||90|
|Victor Allen’s Hot Chocolate||70|
|Dunkin Donut’s Hot Cocoa||70|
|Grove Square Hot Cocoa Pods||60|
Calories in Flavored Coffee K-Cup Pods
These pods usually contain artificial flavors and could contain milk or other dairy products. The average calorie count in these is between 70 to 100 calories per pod.
|K-Cup Pod||Calories Per Serving|
|Grove Square Cappuccino French Vanilla||70|
|Donut Shop Mocha Latte/Caramel Latte/Vanilla Latte||100|
|Gevalia Frothy Mocha Latte||100|
|Twining Chai Latte||70|
Calories in Flavored Black Coffee K-Cup Pods
These are pods of black coffee that contain flavors only but no sweeteners or diary content. The great news is, all of these pods contain 1 to 2 calories max, so you can basically count them as calorie-free pods. And if the brand you’re buying is not listed below, rest assured, if it’s flavored and black, then it’s calorie-free!
Adding sugar, creamer or syrups to these coffees will add calories to them. So make sure to count those separately.
List of Calorie-Free Flavored Black Coffee Pods
Popular Starbucks flavors:
- Peppermint Mocha
- Cinnamon Dolce
- Maple Pecan
- Pumpin Spice
- Caramel Vanilla Cream
- Brown Sugar Crumble
- French Vanilla
- Classic Cinnamon Roll
- Caramel Pecan
- French Vanilla
- Caramel Me Crazy
- Polar Peppermint
Calories in Non-flavored Black Coffee K-Cup Pods
I saved this for last, because all black coffee pods are calories free if no sugar or sweeteners are added to it. It doesn’t matter what brand you pick up, it will most likely be calorie free. So you can have as many of these as you like without worrying about calories.
K-Cup Calorie Breakdown
As you can see from the tables above, only hot chocolate or milk based pods have calories with an average of 60 to 100 calories per pod. Black coffee pods, whether flavored or not, do not have any calories in them.
Do Pods Contain Sugar?
Black coffee pods don’t contain any sugar content, even flavored ones. Hot chocolate, chai latte, or coffee lattes do contain sugar or other flavorings. You’ll want to check the label of the brand you are consuming for exact measurements.
Are K-Cups Dairy Free or Vegan?
Some hot chocolate, latte or cappuccino pods contain dairy. Black coffee pods are dairy and gluten-free.
Dairy-Free Hot Chocolate Pods
- Hot Cocoa Profile - Maud's Gourmet 100% Dairy Free Gluten Free Dark Hot Chocolate Pods deliver a very rich yet smooth and complex chocolate flavor with balanced sweetness. Brew a perfect cup of gluten & dairy free hot cocoa for the whole family for the holidays!
- 100% Dairy Free and Gluten Free Hot Cocoa - We use only highest quality ingredients to produce a 100% Dairy Free Hot Cocoa that doesn't sacrifice taste.
- California Blended & 100% Solar Energy Produced - On the way to your cup, our flavorful hot chocolate also gets a California breeze, blended to perfection in our own Solar Energy Powered San Diego facility, where we can monitor the quality and character of each batch. Our goal is to be carbon neutral by 2024.
- Single Servings - Designed for use with nearly all single serve coffee makers and Keurig KCup compatible brewers, including 2.0 machines.
- Recyclable Dark Hot Chocolate Pods - Our dark hot cocoa pods are made from recyclable #5 plastic materials and feature easy peel tabs to ensure recyclability across the USA. Check your local recyclability facilities to find out more, not recyclable in all communities.
- GOURMET NON DAIRY HOT CHOCOLATE MIX PODS: Indulge in the rich, chocolatey flavor of Double Donut's vegan hot cocoa pods. Adults and children alike will fall in love with our lactose free hot chocolate mix. Get cozy, and enjoy our rich hot cocoa!
- HOT COCOA BURSTING WITH CHOCOLATEY FLAVOR: Our dairy free hot chocolate mix is rich & decadent, our hot cocoa is infused with a prominent flavor profile that tastes exactly as described. Our hot coco is sure to become your new pantry staple.
- SERVING SUGGESTIONS: Our non dairy cocoa mix is perfect on it's own but you can take it up a notch by enjoying our hot chocolate with marshmallows. Add a dollop of whip cream to our hot cocoa for a decadent experience
- ECO-FRIENDLY PODS: Double Donut hot chocolate single serve pods for keurig k cups machines are packaged in recyclable capsules. Enjoy sipping hot cocoa next to the fire place on a cold winter day while doing right by mother nature.
- COMPATIBLE WITH KEURIG COFFEE MAKERS: Our cocoa pods are compatible with any coffee machine that brews hot chocolate k cups including the Keurig 2.0 brewer. Kcups is a registered trademark of Kurig. Not affiliated with Keurig & Green Mountain.