Do You Know How Much Sugar Is In Your Favourite High Street Hot Drinks?

We're a nation of fizzy drink lovers, but with the announcement of the new tax on sugary drinks, we take a look at what this will mean in real terms.

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There's no denying the growing concern over obesity, Chancellor George Osborne is imposing a levy on soft drinks with over 5g of sugar per 100ml. 

There's also set to be a higher rate for those with more than 8g per 100ml. However, fruit juice and milk-based drinks will be exempt.

So what does this really mean?

Well The Office for Budgetary Responsibility says the levy will probably add 18p or 24p per litre, or about 6p or 8p to a standard 330ml can.

And one person that's really, REALLY happy about this is celebrity chef and health campaigner, Jamie Oliver.

After all, he does love his healthy food...


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When shopping just gets too overwhelming, there's nothing quite like taking a break and getting your caffeine fix. 

What will it be? A cappuccino or a latte? Actually, let's make it a skinny one - after all, you've heard they're not exactly the best beverage for the diet.

Well, campaign group Action on Sugar have carried out a study comparing the amount of sugar in different hot drinks in some of the leading high street coffee shops. 

Here's a hint: It's a lot. The results of this investigation are shocking!

They found that some of the most popular drinks contain up to 25 teaspoons of sugar in one cup. HOW MUCH?

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The group found that a large - or venti - serving of a Hot Mulled Fruit drink from Starbucks, which comes chai, orange and cinnamon, has 99g of sugar.

Top offenders at Starbucks were the White Chocolate Mocha with Whipped Cream, where a venti has 73.8g – 18 teaspoons; and its s ignature Hot Chocolate comes in a 60g – 15 teaspoons.

Meanwhile Costa's Chai Latte Massimo has a whopping 79.7g of sugar – 20 teaspoons.

If you're worried about how much sugar is in your drink, check it out in the list below.

Here are the full list of results from the Action on Sugar survey: 

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