A large Dunkin’ Donuts mocha coffee (black coffee with mocha syrup) contains 11.5 teaspoons of added sugar.
Context time! If this is your morning coffee order, that means you are drinking:
- An additional teaspoon and a half of sugar than you would from a 12-ounce can of soda
- As much sugar as in nine Oreo cookies
- As much sugar as 44 mini marshmallows
- The equivalent of a large cup of coffee sweetened with eleven and a half packets of sugar
Even a small mocha coffee contains two tablespoons of added sugar in the form of flavored syrup.
What truly disturbs me is that these preposterous sugar levels are considered “normal”.