Starbucks and Costa Coffee chains pledged to serve healthier beverages after the report of a British association who found sugar “dangerously” high in some flavored hot beverages.
the American chain Starbucks and serves a great cooked fruit size beverage with grape, orange and cinnamon to which are added 25 teaspoons of sugar, denounced the association.
“This is yet another example of the outrageous amount of added sugar in our food and drinks. No wonder we have the highest rates of obesity in Europe, “lamented Graham MacGregor, chairman of the association.
A Starbucks spokesman said the coffee chain s’ committed this year to “reduce the added sugar in our drinks richest 25% by the end of 2020.” “We also offer a wide range of lighter products,” she added.
the head of communications of the Costa chain Kerry Parkin, said his company had taken “important steps to reduce the sugar content” of its range and that it intended “to continue to improve the balance” nutritional products.
But Kawther Hashem, a researcher of the association, for its part, called for coffee chains act “immediately” to reduce the amount of sugar used. It also recommends improve labeling and stop selling XXL drinks.