Friday 29 May 2015

'Healthy' Snacks Have More Sugar Than Haribo

Some fruit snacks aimed at children contain more sugar than Haribo sweets, according to a study.
Lobby group and charity Action On Sugar said it found 85% of the products it looked at had almost half as much again as the 100g of sugar found in Haribo Starmix.

For example, Tesco's Yogurt Coated Strawberry Fruit Bites and Fruit Bowl's Raspberry Fruit Flakes contained at least four teaspoons of sugar.
Other brands, such as Frootz Apple 100% Fruit Drops, had even higher levels of sugar in them.
Action on Sugar, which is calling for "punitive" taxes on products with high sugar content, said it was misleading to claim the fruit in the sweets could count as "one of your five" portions of fruit and vegetables a day.
Campaign director Katharine Jenner said: "Parents find it hard enough to know what is 'healthy' without food manufacturers confusing matters with misleading claims.
"Whole, unprocessed fruit is healthier than processed fruit snacks and fruit juice drinks, as it contains vitamins, minerals, water and fibre, and does not cause the devastating tooth decay we see in young children today."

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