There's A Terrifying Amount Of Sugar In Your Christmas Drinks
The Debrief: Maybe put the red cup down for a bit...
Yes, we know, everything is bad for us these days – here’s the full list of everything that apparently gives you cancer to prove it.
And we all know that sugar is the worst of the worst of the worst, which is why the World Health Organisation recommends that you consume no more than 30g of sugar a day.
Bad news for all you lovers of Christmas drinks, because they’re basically 99% sugar and 1% hot steamed milk. A Costa hot chocolate, for example, is 661 calories and has 24 teaspoons of sugar. And that’s not even slightly the worst of it. Read on and maybe put that red cup down for now.
1. Starbucks Grande Gingerbread Latte
Saturated fat: 7.9g
2. Starbucks Grande Honey and Almond Hot Chocolate
Saturated fat: 9.0g
3. McDonald’s Medium Toffee Latte
Saturated fat: 3.9g
4. Costa Medio Salted Caramel Cappuccino
Saturated fat: 6.7g
5. Costa Medio Black Forrest Hot Chocolate
Saturated fat: 13.3g
6. Pret A Manger Small Orange Spiced Latte
Saturated fat: 5.0g
Sorry if we’ve ruined Christmas drinks for you. Personally, we’ll be saving our sugar intake for festive booze, but feel free to ignore what you’ve just read and go about your business as normal. You can always promise yourself you’ll do better in the new year.
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