Caffeine vs Calories

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    How much will your Double Frozen FrapMochaChino add to your bulge and your buzz?

    Inspired by data from the Guardian Datastore

    Hi-res A4 PDF here

    source: Guardian Datablog,, Calorie Count
    additional illustration: Jez Burrows

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    knackeredhack, Cennydd, Bram Pitoyo, and 135 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Cennydd 68 months ago | reply

      These infovisualisations are very good. You should do a book or something.

    2. mccun934 68 months ago | reply

      cool chart!

    3. easton201 68 months ago | reply

      How does an Americano have 6X the caffeine of an espresso shot? The only difference is added water. I see that it's a large, but c'mon. Is it a sextuple shot?
      Also, an iced coffee would have far less caffeine than a brewed coffee. Especially if it's real iced coffee and cold-brewed.

      This chart is total BS. It's a nice idea but the execution is wrong, to the point of not be useful.

    4. xadrian 68 months ago | reply

      I apparently either need to lay off the mochas or just eat Big Macs for breakfast.

    5. Tiger Pixel 68 months ago | reply

      Awesome infographic!

    6. gespadas 68 months ago | reply

      I really love this chart :-)

    7. D-Roq's his Casbah 68 months ago | reply

      Um, how is a can of coke have Faaaar more caffeine than a 1 liter bottle of coke? Anyone?

    8. b_g_moore 68 months ago | reply

      Wow flickr couldn't hold up to the digg effect that happened with this info-graphic today. You could get to the rest of your graphics with no problem.


      Great info-graphic! keep it up!

    9. biggestfanpro 68 months ago | reply

      Hmm... my understanding is that Dr Pepper had one of the lowest caffeine contents where-as Coca Cola had one of the highest (2nd only to Mountain Dew) of the "normal" colas. I reference the issue of Computer Language magazine that did such a study and subsequently started the tradition of the Jolt Cola awards (which is NOT a normal cola). Us programmers gotta know these things... :-)

    10. Coulter Sunderman 68 months ago | reply

      I like the execution and readability of information. However, I think your data needs to be stronger. There are many errors with the caffeine/calorie counts of some of the espresso and coffee beverages at the bottom. Also, there is no standard set for what constitutes a 'large' and 'small' cup size.

    11. ashleyawood [deleted] 68 months ago | reply

      What the heck kind of dark chocolate are you eating that has 600 calories? You would have to eat 4-5 Hershey's Special Dark bars to equal that.

    12. karakorak 67 months ago | reply

      What is the point of pretty graphics when the data are weak?

      That renders the charts WORSE THAN useless because they are misleading, to put it kindly.

      Your data is criticised widely across various websites I visited where your graphics are displayed.

      You have strong graphic skill and your idea is a good one, but you need to learn how to perform rigorous research for your work to be meaningful and credible.

    13. See-ming Lee 李思明 SML 62 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called SML Information Design, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      fyi found this here:


    14. argonine 54 months ago | reply

      Coffee and calories, you can see at once ~ It's wonderful poster using information visualization would be fine.

    15. Gigafrost 37 months ago | reply

      Nice infographic. Very informative and colorful.
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