Hot flavoured drinks and sugar

Starbuck's sugar Ecomil fight against sugar

The truth about sugar and coffee shops


We saw previously that a can of Coca-Cola contained 7 sugar cubes, or 9 teaspoons of sugar.Starbucks chai

Unfortunately it’s not the only one to blame, and we can find similar examples –even worse- overall among hot flavored drinks served in coffee shop chains. One in five of the population visits a coffee shop daily in the United Kingdom.

With an average of 8 million visits a day, Starbucks is by far the biggest chain crushing its competitors at a global scale.

Some of shocking figures related to this new industry and contents in sugar found into Starbuck’s famous hot beverages:

  • The Starbucks Fruit-Grape with Chai, Orange and Cinnamon Venti is the one that contains the highest content in sugar: 25 teaspoons of sugar, it’s more than three times the maximum Adult daily intake of sugars which has been recommended by World Health Organization (7teaspoons a day)
  • 98% of the 131 hot flavoured drinks analyzed by would receive a red high label for excessive content in sugar.
  • Hot drinks that are said to be “healthy” which are sold in these coffee shops still contain a lot more than the daily intake of sugar recommended by WHO: for example, a Starbuck’s Chai Tea Latte Ventin (size extra-large) contains 13 teaspoons of sugar.

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*4 grams of sugar are equal to 1teaspoon of sugar

This information is taken from

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Ecomil and Sugar-free 

Consuming too much sugar favours the augmentation of blood glucose and often causes teeth decays.

But we do care about you! The Ecomil sugar-free almond milk range is still available and we will keep on updating you about this major issue …