There are calls the UK to ban the latest phenomenon to shock health and nutrition experts. The campaign group Action Sugar wants to ban the "freakshake" - a "monstrous" milkshake packed "grotesque" levels of sugar. Action Sugar said the shake should be banned restaurants and cafes as it can contain to 1,280 calories. An adult would have to go jogging three hours to burn off those calories. Freakshakes are usually full sweetened whipped cream, chocolate bars, mini-doughnuts and even slices cake. One freakshake tested contained 39 teaspoons of sugar. This is more than six times the recommended daily amount of sugar a 10-year-old, and the equivalent of four cans of Coke.
Freakshakes originated Australia and spread around the world social media. Two restaurants mentioned in the Action on Sugar report fought and said they took nutrition seriously. One said it was adhering to a national sugar-reduction programme and was not targeting children excessively high-calorie shakes. A restaurant spokesperson said: "Freakshakes only feature our main menu and are not targeted children. We share our nutritional information online guests to access....We regularly work our suppliers to explore ways we can reduce sugar levels our dishes." A public health spokesman said the government needed to put a limit of 300kcal per serving all shakes