United Kingdom: Revealed: Popular ‘cocktails in a can’ and alcopops can contain as much sugar as SIX Krispy Kreme doughnuts (and WKD Blue is the worst offender) (Excerpt)
208 pre mixed alcoholic drinks analysed as part of review by Action on Sugar
WKD Blue, an ultra-sweet alcopop, served up 59g of sugar in one 700ml bottle
That is the equivalent of six Original Glazed Krispy Kreme doughnuts (10g)
By CONNOR BOYD
20 January 2020
Some popular ‘cocktails in a can’ and alcopops are crammed with as much sugar as six Krispy Kreme doughnuts, an investigation has found.
A nutritional review of 208 pre-mixed alcoholic drinks on supermarket shelves found just 14 (9 per cent) had labels revealing how much sweet stuff they contained.
More than half of the beverages did not provide information on the pack or website, leaving scientists little option but to analyse some themselves in a laboratory.
The ‘alarming’ investigation found WKD Blue, an ultra-sweet alcopop, was the worst offender, serving up 59g of sugar in one 700ml bottle.
That is the equivalent of six Original Glazed Krispy Kreme doughnuts (10g) and double an adult’s entire maximum daily allowance (30g), according to the NHS.
Another fruity vodka mix, VK Blue, was also crammed with sugar, dishing out 52g in one 700ml bottle, more than two half-litre bottles of Fanta Orange (24g).
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