Snack Wars: Mexican Fiesta

It’s Cinco de Mayo!  Today marks the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on this day way back in 1862.  But who are we kidding?  It’s one of the two days of the year when drinking copious amounts of alcohol on a weekday is ok.  (The other day is Saint Patrick’s Day).  So, what’s your poison of choice this fifth of May, tequila or sangria?








Round One:  Calories

A six ounce frozen margarita packs about 246 calories per serving.  You’ll save some calories if you opt to have your cocktail on the rocks.  One glass of sangria has about 150 calories.

Round Two: Carb Grams

Frozen margaritas are usually made with some kind of sweet mixer.  That means a lot of sugar and carbs.  That six ounce serving has about 27 grams of carbs.  There are 8 if you’re knocking back the margarita on the rocks.  This time, sangria is not much better…an 8 ounce glass contains 21 carb grams.  

Round Three:  The Worst Hangover

Too much of any of these two drinks is going to leave you hurting in the morning.  From personal experience, I can tell you the frozen margarita hangover is the worst.  All that sugar and alcohol leaves you with quite the upset stomach and bad taste in your mouth.  That’s not to say the red wine headache is any better.


This one’s really a toss up, as it depends on personal tastes.  If  you’re going out tonight, don’t forget about the buff broad motto of consuming things in moderation.  You don’t want to find yourself down for the count tomorrow morning!


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