Occasional tedious ramblings from a feminist, atheist, autistic academic and historic narrow boater who likes cats, beer, tea, and solitude, and is strangely fascinated by the cinema organ.
Thursday, 18 February 2016
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?