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Festive hot drinks contain 'sugar overload' - Kyng - 12-03-2019

Seasonal lattes and hot chocolates being sold by some High Street coffee chains can contain up to 23 spoonfuls of sugar per cup, a study has found.

Action on Sugar analysed more than 200 drinks and found "shockingly" large amounts of sugar in many of them.

Some were made using vegan-friendly alternatives to cow's milk.

The "venti" (a pint) Starbucks Signature Caramel Hot Chocolate made with oat milk but topped with whipped cream had the most.

It contains 23 teaspoons (93.7g) of sugar and 758 calories, which Action on Sugar says is as much as three cans of Coca-Cola or four white chocolate and strawberry muffins.

Yeah, given just how decadent and indulgent some of these drinks can be, it's hardly surprising that they'd contain a few spoonfuls of sugar... but, 23 is really quite ridiculous. That's over three times an adult's daily recommended allowance -_- !

Doesn't stop me from enjoying them, but I'm glad I only have them a couple of times per year...

RE: Festive hot drinks contain 'sugar overload' - xtigerx2 - 12-04-2019

I remember hearing about that on the radio but I have never tired either but I do love the sound of the hot chocolate one