A health group has warned people to be careful how much sugar is their drinks when they go to coffee shops. Many cafes the UK are adding extra sugar and syrup to their festive drinks the run- to Christmas. The health group is called Action on Sugar (AOS). It carried research on how sweet hot drinks were coffee chains the country. It found that some lattes and hot chocolates contained as much as 23 spoons of sugar. It analysed 200 different drinks. The researchers said they found "shockingly" high levels sugar in many of the drinks. An AOS spokesperson said people obesity, diabetes and other health conditions needed to check what they were drinking.
Action On Sugar analysed drinks nine different coffee shop chains. It found the unhealthiest drink was the Starbucks "Venti" caramel hot chocolate. It contained 93.7g sugar and 758 calories. AOS says it has as much sugar as three cans Coca-Cola. A spokeswoman Starbucks said: "We are committed to reducing sugar all our beverages and since 2015 we've delivered a nine per cent reduction the sugar content." Katharine Jenner, a director AOS, said: "The hospitality industry has a key role to play being transparent. It must help to reduce the amount sugar we consume. Sugar is one the biggest causes of obesity, type 2 diabetes and tooth decay."