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Oh, sugar!

Posted on January 31 2019 at 1:20:49

It’s good to have a monthly recipe, but could you and your recipe writer please not describe something as a “healthy treat” and “full of good ingredients” when it is in fact full of sugar?

In a month when we hear that most 10-year-olds have eaten their entire childhood allowance of sugar already, it’s irresponsible.

The January recipe has 250 grams of sugar/syrup on top of the already naturally sweet dried fruit, so each bar would have over 20 grams of refined sugar, even without the chocolate. 

It’s quite possible to make delicious muesli bars with oats, nuts, seeds, dried fruit and nut-butter (and even really high-cocoa chocolate) without adding sugar.

Eat sugary treats occasionally if you want, but please don’t tell us they are healthy.

Mary Green, Alvechurch

The Editor writes: The word “healthy” was not actually used by the writer, but by us in editing it. Sorry for any confusion.


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