THOSE incredibly sickly drinks you like have sugar in them, it has emerged.
There are up to 25 sugars in popular chain cafe drinks like Starbuck’s Syrupy Chocolate Bucket Drink, which account for its overpoweringly sweet taste.
Doctor Emma Bradford said: “Sugar is closely linked to sweetness, and in fact the sweetness of a thing increases in proportion with how much sugar is in it.
“Sugar is ‘hidden’ in cafe drinks by being dissolved into them using a stirring process. It’s very devious and you wouldn’t guess it was there apart from the drink being so sickly it almost makes you vomit.
“Businesses deliberately don’t list sugar as an ingredient, but look out for things like ‘chocolate’, ‘marshmallows’ or ‘sugar-based syrup’. These all have sugar in them. It’s confusing I know because they are not themselves ’sugar’, but try to get your head around it.
“Bottom line is, if something is so sweet it feels like your jaw is going to melt, that’s an indicator of sugar.”
Starbucks fan Mary Fisher said: “I would not have ordered that chocolatey, creamy tankard-sized drink had I known this. Corporations are so cunning.”