Campaign group Action on Sugar say there is a “dangerously” high sugar content in some of the flavoured coffees on offer on Britain’s high street.
The charity carried out analysis on a selection of 131 hot flavoured drinks. Of these, a shocking 98% would receive a red nutritional value label to signify high sugar content.
Those who eat diets high in sugar are at risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes. A third of the drinks tested contained the same amount or more sugar than a can of Coca Cola (that’s nine teaspoons!).
The drinks in the analysis included mochas, lattes, hot chocolates and hot fruit drinks – all widely available in the UK’s best-known fast food chains and coffee shops.
The worst offenders in terms of sugar content were the following:
- Starbucks’ venti Grape with Chai, Orange and Cinnamon Hot Mulled Fruit: 25 teaspoons of sugar.
- Costa’s massimo eat-in Chai Latte: 20 teaspoons...