There’s A Terrifying Amount Of Sugar In Your Christmas Drinks

Maybe put the red cup down for a bit...

Are We Really Treating Ourselves With Christmas Drinks?

by Melis Zumrutel |
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Yes, we know, everything is bad for us these days – here’s the full list of everything that apparently gives you cancerto prove it.

And we all know that sugar is the worst of the worst of the worst, which is why the World Health Organisation recommends that you consume no more than 30g of sugar a day.

Bad news for all you lovers of Christmas drinks, because they’re basically 99% sugar and 1% hot steamed milk. A Costa hot chocolate, for example, is 661 calories and has 24 teaspoons of sugar. And that’s not even slightly the worst of it. Read on and maybe put that red cup down for now.

1. Starbucks Grande Gingerbread Latte

Calories: 343

Sugar: 38.9g

Saturated fat: 7.9g


2. Starbucks Grande Honey and Almond Hot Chocolate

Calories: 460

Sugar: 58.7g

Saturated fat: 9.0g

3. McDonald’s Medium Toffee Latte

Calories: 193

Sugar: 25g

Saturated fat: 3.9g

4. Costa Medio Salted Caramel Cappuccino

Calories: 241

Sugar: 26.2g

Saturated fat: 6.7g

5. Costa Medio Black Forrest Hot Chocolate

Calories: 452

Sugar: 48.7g

Saturated fat: 13.3g

6. Pret A Manger Small Orange Spiced Latte

Calories: 186

Sugar: 21.4g

Saturated fat: 5.0g

Sorry if we’ve ruined Christmas drinks for you. Personally, we’ll be saving our sugar intake for festive booze, but feel free to ignore what you’ve just read and go about your business as normal. You can always promise yourself you’ll do better in the new year.

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This article originally appeared on The Debrief.

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