Marketplace took Starbucks, McCafe, and Tim Hortons beverages and compared the sugar levels in each. Most people wouldn’t eat a chocolate bar before work, but certain drinks from popular coffee shop chains have similar amounts of sugar. The Marketplace reviewed online nutrition information for some popular drinks across the country.
To start off with a Canadian classic, the Tim Hortons double-double is actually more like a quadruple-quadruple. The name makes the consumer think there are only two teaspoons of sugar and 2 teaspoons of cream but that is not the case. Dietician Stefania Palmeri said for calories and sugar it’s similar to a 50 g Caramilk bar.
Hepatologist and gastroenterologist Dr. Supriya Joshi said “I think people are addicted to sweet, and it’s leading to a health-care crisis.” Many Canadians may know sugar is linked with weight gain and obesity. Joshi noted that sugar is also related to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
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