When someone downs a Starbucks venti frappuccino, it's probably not the caffeine keeping them addicted, antsy, and wide-eyed. Instead, they are hyper and jumping all over the place because they just downed about 30 cubes of sugar! That's how much sugar is in the new Starbucks Cinnamon Roll venti frappucccino.
Starbucks recently announced the arrival of six new fraps, and the amount of refined sugar in each cup of espresso is through the roof. In fact, the Cinnamon Roll flavored frap contains 400 percent the recommended daily limit of sugar -- an amount that would make any dietician shudder.
Most Americans are already consuming more sugar than recommended. Slurping down 30 more sugar cubes in one sitting is enough overkill to make any metabolic system cry out for help. It wouldn't take long for someone who downs one of these every weekend to be diagnosed with full blown type-II diabetes.
Starbucks six new frap flavors blow the scale for daily sugar intake
A closer look at each flavor reveals escalating levels of sugar content.
The new Lemon Bar Creme clocks in at 71 grams of sugar in one 24-ounce frap. The sweetness escalates from there, with Cupcake Creme totaling 79 grams, Cotton Candy Creme ringing in at 83 grams, and Red Velvet Cake Creme totaling 87 grams. Pushing the limits, Caramel Cocoa Cluster contains 97 grams, and Cinnamon Roll tops them all with 102 grams of sugar.
To put it in perspective, having a Cinnamon Roll frap is equivalent to drinking an entire one-liter bottle of Coca-Cola! The new Cinnamon Roll frap is like the hard liquor of espresso.
Starbucks frappuccinos create an acidic environment for cancer to take hold in the body
While consumers are free to burden their bodies however they choose, companies as influential as Starbucks should voluntarily start showing some sort of discretion when it comes to the sugar levels in their drinks. What kind of moral standard is being set when a company willingly sells and vigorously markets a drink that has more sugar than a person should consume in an entire week? As the sugar cubes dissolve into the frap, one after another, the standard for healthy living dissolves along with it.
Will future generations of obese, lethargic, and diseased people accept 102 grams of sugar as the new normal for espresso and other sweet drinks? Will the boundaries for sugar content in drinks continue to dissolve, pumping the population with more sugar than the body can healthily process?
Where should the line be drawn? Should a line be drawn? Do consumers even know the dangers that come with consuming this amount of sugar? Do consumers know how acidic they are making their bodies? Do they realize that these drinks create a perfect environment for fungus, bacteria, and cancer to thrive within them? As one's lips meet the straw of frappucinno bliss, they are really sucking in one of the most acid-forming substances their body has ever had to digest.
In an age of cancer awareness, it's time to look at what's really fueling the epidemic. Starbucks' new frappuccinos really push the limit, inviting cancer to take hold in the human body. Maybe it's not early cancer screening that everyone should be funding with their cancer research dollars; perhaps they should be looking at the internal environment they are creating within themselves. It starts with awareness of what foods are alkaline-forming and which ones make the body more acidic and put it in a state of disease.
In such a sugary-consumed world, perhaps schoolchildren should be educated about the foods that make their body more alkaline. Shouldn't health freedom be the primary focus of education for children growing up in today's world?
The norms often dictate the crowd's decisions. When standards cease to exist, anyone and everyone is willing to push the envelope, even if it makes them sick, obese, and lethargic throughout their life. Starbucks is setting a sickening norm with their new line of frappuccinos.