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Festive drinks with one wicked twist…

Festive drinks with one wicked twist…

Ditch high sugar hot drinks, and opt for festive totally sweet alternatives

Festive treats are part of what makes Christmas special. It’s a chance to overindulge (and overspend) in seasonally delicious hot drinks, and fruity little pies.

Famous coffee chains flood our palettes with festive alternatives to familiar favourites.  From peppermint hot chocolate to gingerbread latte, toffee frothy makes to whipped cream and all the extras coffee.

Whilst they look (and taste) utterly inviting, they are nearly always flavoured and sweetened with syrups high in refined sugar.  The new Quality Street Toffee Penny Latte with Light Dairy Swirl (from Costa Coffee) contains 40.1g of sugar in a 379ml drink – the same as 4 regular donuts. 

To cut down on refined sugar and cut down on spending, why not try a calorie friendly swap without sacrificing any taste on your favourite take-away drinks.

Total Sweet® is the UK’s leading xylitol brand, established in 2005.  Total Sweet is a natural sugar alternative that looks, feels and tastes just like sugar. Total Sweet can be used in place of sugar in nearly any recipe and contains 40% less calories than sugar, just replace it like for like with sugar.  

Try combining cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, milk, with Total Sweet and allspice over a low heat for a sweet winter warmer minus the refined sugar.