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UK’s Sweetest Summer Drinks Revealed – Pret a Manger’s Chocolate Shake Takes First Place

Most Sugary Summer Drinks Revealed: Pret a Manger’s Chocolate Shake Takes Number One With More Than DOUBLE Your Daily Sugar

  • Pret a Manger drinks have the highest sugar content with an average of 32.3 g per drink
  • Pret a Manger’s Chocolate Shake takes the top spot with 60.7g of sugar
  • Starbucks average sugar content is lowest at 22.4g per drink

Pret a Manger’s summer drinks have the highest sugar content at an average of 32.3 g per drink, while the chain’s Chocolate Shake has more than double your daily amount of sugar, new research finds.

Intrigued by finding the most sugar-filled summer cold drink menu, Brewsmartly.com took advantage of expressdentist.com’s research on the sugar content of our favorite cocktails to find out how much sugar could be in our daily summer drinks.

The four most popular drinking establishments were collected by number of stores in the UK. Using the nutritional information on each of their respective websites, each drink was then ranked based on its sugar content.

After analyzing the nutritional information of milkshakes, frappes, iced coffee and smoothie drinks in each menu, researchers found that Pret a Manger is the most sugar-filled summer drink menu.

Pret a Manger has an average of 32.3 g of sugar per cold drink, which is the highest average sugar content of all the chains mentioned in the study – and also comes out on top with the highest average calorie content of 212.3 kcal.

Pret's Chocolate Shake (pictured) contains a whopping 60.7 g of sugar and is the highest for calories (439)

Pret’s Chocolate Shake (pictured) contains a whopping 60.7 g of sugar and is the highest for calories (439)

Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino

Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino

Costa Coffee Golden Caramel Frostino with Light Dairy Swirl

Costa Coffee Golden Caramel Frostino with Light Dairy Swirl

In second place, Starbuck’s Caramel Frappuccino has 49g of sugar (left), while Costa’s Golden Caramel Frostino (with Light Dairy Swirl) has 48.7g of sugar (right)

TABLE TITLE
Store Drink Sugar content (g) Calorie content (g)
1. Fun a manger chocolate shake 60.7g 439
2. Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino 49g 367
3. Costa coffee Golden Caramel Frostino with Light Dairy Swirl 48.7g 298
4. Starbucks Ice White Mocha 47.8g 430
5. Costa Coffee Fruit cooler with red berries 47.5 grams 220
6. Starbucks Java Chip Frappuccino 46.5g 382
7. Cafe Nero Frappe Cream of Raspberry & White Chocolate 46g 141
8. Cafe Nero Hazelnut & Chocolate Frappe Cream 44.8g 159
=9. Cafe Nero Espresso & Caramel Frappe Cream 44.3g 121
=9. Cafe Nero Salted Caramel & Pistachio Frappe Cream 44.3g 146

Caffè Nero is in second place, just 5.7g away from first place with an average of 26.6g of sugar per drink. The retail chain has four drinks in the top ten, all above 40 g of sugar and has the lowest average calorie content of 120.1 g.

In third place is Costa Coffee with an average of 25.1 g of sugar per drink and an average of 185.9 calories per drink.

In fourth place is Starbucks, with 22.4 g of sugar in the average cold drink. Starbucks has an average calorie content of 185.9 per drink.

After analyzing the top ten drinks, Pret’s Chocolate Shake took first place and was found to contain a whopping 60.7g of sugar – double the maximum recommended amount of 30g for an adult in a day – the same amount of fat and protein ( 11.2 g) and is highest for calories (439).

Second, Starbuck’s Caramel Frappuccino, which contains 49 g of sugar, also contains 367 calories and is relatively low in fat at just 4.3 g.

Starbucks java Chip Frappuccino came in sixth in summer drinks analyzes and contains 46.5 g of sugar and 382 calories

Starbucks java Chip Frappuccino came in sixth in summer drinks analyzes and contains 46.5 g of sugar and 382 calories

Starbucks java Chip Frappuccino came in sixth in summer drinks analyzes and contains 46.5 g of sugar and 382 calories

Costa Coffee Red Berry Fruit Cooler

Costa Coffee Red Berry Fruit Cooler

Starbucks Iced White Chocolate Mocha

Starbucks Iced White Chocolate Mocha

Starbucks’ Iced White Mocha has 47.8 g of sugar and 430 calories (right), while Costa Coffee Red Berries Fruit Cooler contains 47.5 g of sugar and 220 calories (left)

In third place is Costa’s Golden Caramel Frostino (with Light Dairy Swirl) with 48.7 g sugar.

It also contains 298 calories and a relatively high carbohydrate content of 57.1 g.

Meanwhile, Caffè Nero has two drinks that collectively take ninth place for the lowest sugar content; the Salted Caramel & Pistachio Frappe Crème and Espresso & Caramel Frappe Crème both contain 44.3 g of sugar.

Closely followed in eighth place is another Caffè Nero drink, Hazelnut & Chocolate Frappe Crème (44.8g sugar).

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