Popular Milk Hot Chocolate satchel - 60g of sugar per 100g
A small hot chocolate in a major coffee chain (8flOz) has 24g (equivalent of 6 teaspoons) of sugar
A small chai latte in a major coffee chain (8flOz) has 21g (equivalent of 5 teaspoons) of sugar
A pre-made chai tea concentrate has 4 teaspoons in half a cup (120mls)
A chai latte found in a supermarket chain has the equivalent of 8.5g of sugar per 10g of chai (85% sugar)
There are a lot of food and beverages out there that have sugar added and not in small amounts. In some cases, our recommended daily intake is fulfilled in just one drink. So I guess if you are interested in managing your sugar levels, your daily cuppa should be on the list.
What's the recommended sugar intake?
The World Health Organisation published its draft guidelines recommending that sugar be less than 10 percent of our total daily energy intake. It further suggested that a reduction to below 5 per cent would have added health benefits; this is equivalent to about 25g (six teaspoons) of sugar per day for an adult of normal BMI.
An average Australian ingests about 4 times that, with the average intake being 27 teaspoons.
So, by my math, you have blown your daily amount before you even take a bite of your toast!