STARBUCKS’ iced teas contain more added sugar than the recommended daily limit for adults.
A large-sized blood orange tea has 45g — 11 teaspoons — the same as 3½ glazed Krispy Kreme doughnuts.
1 The amount of sugar in Starbucks iced teas is worryingly high
The NHS suggests adults keep their sugar intake below 30g a day, which is seven teaspoons.
Starbucks’ strawberry & lime tea and the tropical mango version also exceed 30g when going large.
Paul Evans, of the British Obesity Society, said: “This latest range shows Starbucks isn’t taking the battle against obesity seriously.
Packing up to 11 teaspoons of sugar in a single cup of tea is guaranteed to lead to health complications such as strokes, heart disease and diabetes.”
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The British Dental Association’s Mick Armstrong said sugary drinks also fuel tooth decay.
Spokesman Mick Armstrong said: “Britain must wean itself off its sugar addiction but coffee chains are banking on us upping the dose.”
Starbucks was contacted for comment.
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