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Hot sugary drinks are full of sugar shock!

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Flere-Imsaho, Feb 17, 2016.

  1. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

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  2. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    What about Hot Chocolate then - must be at least a ton of sugar in one of those.
  3. wanet

    wanet Star commenter

    But it does amuse me when i hear people order a skinny drink and then ask for one of the syrups to be added.
  4. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    altogether now......."You sexy thing"....sorry couldn't resist.
  5. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    I have had chai latte a couple of times and didn't realise it had 20 tea spoons of sugar - not a marshmallow in sight.
  6. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    What you didn't notice the fact that the spoon was still standing up.

    If I had one of those now I'd be so wired I wouldn't sleep for three days.
  7. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    Doesnt work on my cup of tea.
  8. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    Tell me, please, how many spoonsful of sugar an Americano with skimmed milk on the side has.
    BelleDuJour likes this.
  9. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    There's no helping some, is there? I might have one by accident, but I can't see myself doing it twice.
  10. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    I had a chai latte once... never again.
  11. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    Would that be a Grande, Venti or Trenta Americano?
  12. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    The smallest size that comes in a china cup and not a wobbly stinking polystyrene container.
  13. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    Some of these drinks have 90g of sugar, that's 3.2oz. or most of a bag of sweets I would buy as a child.

    While you would assume they would have some sugar in them, this is ridiculous, 15-25 spoons of the stuff, can you imagine standing there continually scooping it in?

    A Starbucks spokeswoman said the chain had "committed to reduce added sugar" by 25% by the end of 2020 in its "indulgent drinks".

    4 years and a 25% reduction?! I used to have 2 sugars in tea, I decided I could do without it and managed a 100% reduction in 2 months.
    wanet likes this.
  14. foxtail3

    foxtail3 Star commenter

    What is a chai latte? With or without syrup. It sounds as though it should be in a Thai restaurant.

    I'll go with the small Americano with cold milk.
    Lascarina likes this.
  15. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    Can't I interest you in a café-brûlot instead?
  16. foxtail3

    foxtail3 Star commenter

  17. les25paul

    les25paul Star commenter

    Apparently these coffees are hot too, but that news will not be released yet to lessen the shock following the sugar revelation.
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  18. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

  19. Sillow

    Sillow Lead commenter

    I am guilty of having syrup in my coffee. But I only go for the sugar-free version (which I know, isn't completely sugar free). I will cut down though, I promise. I just have to get used to having decaf first. I don't want to deny myself completely!
  20. marlin

    marlin Star commenter

    1.4g according to the Costa website.

    Sillow likes this.

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