Starbucks has ticked off the sugar police.
A group called Action on Sugar published a list of sugar-packed drinks on Wednesday that revealed the sweet but dark side of coffee shop favorites.
The report found the most sinfully sweet drink to be the Venti (or 20 oz.) Starbucks “Hot Mulled Fruit Drink – Grape with Chai, Orange and Cinnamon” containing a frightening 99 grams of sugar — or a mere 25 teaspoons.
The responses from social media showed both confusion and disgust.
Who the F orders a Hot mulled fruit drink with grape, chai, orange and cinnamon, anyway?!
— TJ (@TJ_2303) February 17, 2016
You mean, people actually go to Starbucks for a Hot Mulled Fruit (grape with chai, orange and cinnamon venti)?! https://t.co/e0dtd3GR1n
— Toa Fraser (@ToaFraser) February 17, 2016
— Becki Hall (@bex1225) February 17, 2016
Starbucks grape with chai, orange & cinnamon contains 25 sugars, presumably to mask the flavour & kill off the sort of people who order it.
— Gonuts McDie (@GonutsMcDie) February 17, 2016
If you’re ordering a Venti Grape with Chai, Orange and Cinnamon Hot Mulled Fruit you have bigger problems than sugar consumption.
— keri (@kerihw) February 17, 2016
Who orders this stuff anyway?!
Venti Grape with Chai, Orange and Cinnamon Hot Mulled Fruit ?#sugar
— Dr Ellie (@Dr_Ellie) February 17, 2016
If you go to #Starbucks and ask for a ‘venti grape with chai, orange and cinnamon hot mulled fruit’, you’re a twat.
— Davey B (@notquiteaslice) February 17, 2016
No. If you’re the kind of person to order a “venti mulled fruit chai in a cafe” *you* are the worst offender. pic.twitter.com/dGg8vVJbmw
— Castaignede (@Castaignede) February 17, 2016
@mashable People are shocked the drink they ordered that tastes like candy has a lot of sugar in it?
— KTB (@KatieBrist) February 17, 2016
@mashable And one more reason to dont get coffe in Starbucks or some other Big brands. Get proper espresso.. Or home made
— Vladimir (@funkymonkey_5) February 17, 2016
— Logical Campaign (@LogicalCampaign) February 17, 2016
Next time, get it black.
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