The worst offender of all is Starbucks. Just one of their drinks contained 99 grams of sugar in a single serving, equivalent to 25 teaspoons of sugar (!) or more than three times the maximum daily recommended adult intake. It’s almost as much sugar as found in three cans of Coca-Cola.
Starbucks featured prominently in the report with three different drinks among worst sugar offenders found.
- BBC: ‘Shocking’ Sugar Levels in High Street Hot Drinks, Warns Charity
- The Guardian: The Cafes Serving Drinks with 25 Teaspoons of Sugar per Cup
- Action on Sugar: Shocking amount of sugar found in many hot flavoured drinks
At this rate people may start calling them Sugarbucks… if they were honest they should perhaps draw a fat little mermaid on their cups.