Thursday, 18 February 2016

Sugar!

It was all over the news yesterday that weird sounding drinks from leading coffee shop chains contain staggering amounts of sugar. This is a completely closed world to me, and I understand that the portions containing up to 99 grammes of sugar (that's as much as a whole victoria sandwich cake!) are more akin to buckets than cups... But all the same. Ninety nine grammes is apparently the equivalent of 25 teaspoons. When I make my bedtime cocoa, it contains one teaspoon of sugar. Even if the notorious 'Starbucks’s Hot Mulled Fruit - grape with chai, orange and cinnamon venti' is three times the size, what poisonously bitter substances must it contain to offset that much sweetness?

4 comments:

  1. Ah but check the label as to how much sugar is already hiding in your bedtime cocoa. I suspect it will be a lot more then you think.

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  2. Just done a quick Google for the nutritional values of Cadbury's hot chocolate, one of the leading brands. And one portion made with semi skimmed milk contained 23g of sugar. So 6 teaspoons of sugar. Plus of course whatever you add yourself!

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  3. Not hot chocolate; cocoa. Which (I've just googled) has 0-2% sugar in the dry powder. So one heaped teaspoon of cocoa powder = between none and about 3/100 of a teaspoon of sugar.

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  4. As always the old fashioned variety is the best health wise. Any modern manufactured food seems to be full of stuff non of us should eat or drink.

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