Groups campaigning on reducing sugar insist any shake above 300 calories should be banned.

‘Grotesque’ milkshakes containing as much as 39 teaspoons of sugar should be banned, health campaigners warned yesterday.

One of the worst offenders in a survey was Toby Carvery’s Unicorn Freakshake, which contains 156g of sugar – more than six times the recommended daily limit for children aged seven to ten.

The Freakshake, which includes ice cream, blackcurrant jelly, milk, whipped cream, marshmallows, Skittles and macaroons, weighs in at 1,280 calories.

This is more than four times the 300-calorie limit suggested by Public Health England for such drinks, who want the food industry to reduce sugar to combat rising obesity, particularly among children.

The campaign group Action On Sugar insists any shake above 300 calories should be banned - which would also put an end to shakes from Pizza Hut,  and Burger King.

The servings offered by food chains tend to be larger than the shakes sold by supermarkets.

Action On Sugar said: ‘Milkshakes sold in restaurants and fast food chains contain grotesque levels of sugar.’ 

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