More should be done to reduce sugar in coffee shop drinks says our poll

Seasonal coffees and hot chocolates sold in some coffee chains can contain up to 23 spoonfuls of sugar per cup, according to a study of over 200 drinks by pressure group Action on Sugar.

Tuesday, 3rd December 2019, 4:23 pm
Updated Tuesday, 3rd December 2019, 9:42 pm
Should more be done about the sugar levels in seasonal drinks in coffee shops?

In our Facebook poll we asked: “Do you think coffee shops and cafes need to take greater steps to reduce their levels of sugar and portion sizes? At the time of writing, 225 people had voted, with 70% saying yes, 30% no.

Peter Twidale said: “Some seasonal drinks do, some don’t. If you’re worried about sugar then don’t buy them, leave them for me.”

Adam Rollinson said: “People need to take some responsibility instead of relying on the nanny state running their lives.”

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Kathleen Verrall thinks: “Better still. Let people choose for themselves! If people are willing to pay extortionate price for these drinks, let them! Its called freedom of choice! Wish people would stop dictating do's and don'ts.”

Michael Jones said: “As long as the information is clearly available, why can’t people take personal responsibility?”

Karl Burgess agreed with Michael, saying: “I voted yes, but instantly had this exact same thought (as Michael). I'm assuming that the coffees are aimed at adults, so surely it's up to them.”

Emma Stainsby said: “What they need to cut is the prices. They are ridiculous, never mind the disgusting smell. They are polluting the air more than the traffic these days.”

Trevor Craddy said: “I voted no. Surely it's up to the individual to decide whether or not to put stuff like this in their bodies.”