Pizza Hut slammed over milkshake made with 22 teaspoons of sugar

Pizza Hut has been slammed for a ­milkshake made with nearly 22 teaspoons of sugar.

The Oreo shake contains 87.6g of sugar, almost three times the recommendation for children a day. A can of Coca-Cola has 35g.

It has more than twice as much saturated fat as a Big Mac and, with 804 calories, more than half of the daily intake for a seven year old.

Burger King’s Oreo shake has 19 teaspoons of sugar.

Government guidelines say seven to 10 year olds should have no more than 24g or six teaspoons a day of sugar – 30g for adults.

The Daily Mirror probe comes after chefs Jamie Oliver and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall spoke to MPs and called for the sugar tax to be extended to sweetened milk drinks.

Campaigners slammed the “treats” for adding to growing issues with tooth decay, diabetes and obesity.

Kawther Hashem, of Action on Sugar, said: “The findings are shocking and need to be a stark reminder to the government that we urgently need a revised and robust childhood obesity strategy.

“They must help tackle the country’s escalating obesity and Type 2 diabetes epidemic – not to mention the cost of treating tooth decay.

“Whilst parents do have a responsibility to take control of their children’s food and drink consumption, so do food and drink manufacturers and the government.”

A Pizza Hut spokesman said: “Nutritional information for all our menu items is clearly available on our website.”

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How other chains’ drinks stack up

Pizza Hut, Oreo

Calories: 804kcal

Sugar: 87.6g

Saturated fat: 22.2g

KFC, Milky Bar Crushem

Calories: 434kcal

Sugar: 59.9g

Saturated fat: 12.2g

McDonalds, Strawberry (large)

Calories: 379kcal

Sugar: 74g

Saturated fat: 6.5g

McDonalds, Chocolate (large)

Calories: 488kcal

Sugar: 60g

Saturated fat: 7g

Burger King , Oreo

Calories: 570kcal

Sugar: 76g

Saturated fat: 11g

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