‘Tis the season for Starbucks drinks to get clobbered
Red cups are back, and with them mixed nutritional messaging: one minute adverts inviting you to eat yourself to a standstill, the next headlines warning that Starbucks’ Venti Starbucks Signature Caramel Hot Chocolate contains 23 teaspoons of sugar, or 92 grams — roughly the same as four large white chocolate and strawberry muffins or three cans of coke. The charity Action on Sugar described the findings as “shocking” and urged chains to “promote lower-sugar alternatives and stop pushing indulgent extras at the till”, while Starbucks insisted it was “committed to reducing sugar in all our beverages”. Same time next year, folks? [BBC]
And in other news...
- Yesterday a Christmas dinner pizza, today a mince pie face mask. It’s only 3 December.
- Campaigning ahead of next week’s general election? Check out one of the latest guides on where to eat: in Chingford and Woodford Green, Carshalton and Wallington, and Dagenham and Rainham. More to come.
- Five Guys is launching a breakfast menu next week in four U.K. restaurants, including Oxford Circus and St Paul’s. Egg-spect burger-bun baps with bacon, cheese and all the rest. [Birmingham Live]
- The Queen will host Donald Trump at a reception for Nato at Buckingham Palace later today. No word yet on what will be served to the assembled guests, but when he visited in June the U.S. President had a lunch at Downing Street cooked by Jason Atherton and ate beef twice in one day.
- Good tweet: