sugarHot beverages sold in British cafés can contain up to 25 teaspoons of sugar, equivalent to three cans of Coca Cola or seven chocolate biscuits.

Action for Sugar, which surveyed the UK’s high street coffee houses, found that 98 percent of hot flavored beverages on sale would get a warning sticker for over the top levels of sugar per serving, if sold pre-packed.

Starbucks’ Hot Mulled Fruit Grape with Chai, Orange and Cinnamon (Venti) was the most exceedingly awful guilty party, with 99g of sugar for every serving, the likeness 25 teaspoons. A Costa Chai Latte, Massimo, Eat In has 79.7g of sugar, or 20 teaspoons for each serving. A single McVitie’s Milk Chocolate Digestive, by examination, contains 4.9g of sugar.

The maximum recommended intake of free sugars is seven teaspoons for an adult.  The campaign group reviewed 131 drinks in total and found that 55 percent contained the equivalent of more than its limit

Altogether, 35 percent of the hot beverages reviewed contained the same sum or a greater number of sugars than a can of Coca Cola, which contains nine teaspoons for each can.

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