Sugar in Christmas coffees

13 December 2016

When you’re out and about Christmas shopping and need a pit-stop, be aware of what you choose to refuel. You may be surprised by the levels of sugar and calories in many popular Christmas coffees and speciality drinks that you find on the high street.

A festive cup of coffee, biscuits and pine cone

With guidelines recommending we have no more than seven teaspoons of sugar per day, you can quickly go over this with just one coffee. What’s more, with some Christmas drinks packing in over 500 calories, you could be using up a quarter of your daily recommended calorie intake on your coffee stop.

Here are some examples from some of the top coffee shop chains. You can also view and download a PDF of the infographic.

A Bupa infographic of the amount of sugar in Christmas coffees
Dietitian at Bupa UK

More diet related articles...

What would you like us to write about?


Health information

At Bupa we produce a wealth of free health information for you and your family. We believe that trustworthy information is essential in helping you make better decisions about your health and care.