How Much Sugar Is In Your Favourite Coffee?

These five coffees have been found to be the worst sugar offenders. Is your morning cuppa on the list?

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Coffee is our number one vice. It’s that delicious guilt-free brew that helps us attack the morning with a little extra gusto – or is it?

According to a study by campaign group Action On Sugar, your fave-o cafe-bought cuppa can rack up a whopping 25 teaspoons of sugar, that’s 17 more teaspoons than you’ll find in a can of coke, and 19 more than the recommended daily average.

Er, maybe it’s not so sin-free after all. Thankfully though, it’s not all bad news because it’s all about what you order.

Here’s what coffee orders have been found to contain the most sugar…

Starbucks’ Hot Mulled Fruit Drink 25 teaspoons
Costa’s Massimo Chai-Latte 20 teaspoons
Starbucks’ White Chocolate Mocha with Whipped Cream 18 teaspoons
KFC’s Mocha 15 teaspoons
Starbucks’ Hot Chocolate 15 teaspoons

Fancy a healthier cuppa? Opt for a cappuccino or a latte, made with full fat milk and no extra sugars or syrups. Oh yeah, and skip the chocolate powder on top.


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