You’ll be shocked by how much SALT is actually in some of these surprising treats, after study reveals some hot chocolates contain more salt than SEAWATER


A study has found a shocking amount of salt in some surprising snacks

YOU may think by steering clear of crisps and processed ready meals you have a good handle on how much salt you eat.

Think again. A shock study has revealed alarming amounts in some surprising foods.

The research by Consensus Action on Salt and Health found that some powdered hot chocolates contain more salt than SEAWATER.


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Hidden peril . . . some powdered hot chocolates contain more salt than seawater

Sainsbury's Basics Fruit Cocktail Trifle

Sainsbury’s Basics Fruit Cocktail Trifle, 0.39g per serving

Galaxy Ultimate Marshmallow Hot Chocolate has the most, with 0.6g per serving. The average bag of salted crisps has 0.4g.

Sun nutritionist Amanda Ursell says: “Too much salt can adversely affect blood pressure and increase risk of heart disease and strokes.

Nutritionist . . . Amanda Ursell

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Nutritionist . . . Amanda Ursell

“It’s incredibly easy for us to go over our daily allowance if we don’t keep an eye on all sources of it in our diets.

“These findings amaze me. It’s really scary.”

Channel 4 show explains how Britain’s ‘healthy’ sushi habit is way too high in salt

How much you should have

YOUR recommended daily allowance


AGES 11-18: 6g

AGES 7-10: 5g

AGES 4-6: 3g

AGES 1-3: 2g

Here we reveal how much salt some of the nation’s favourite sweet treats contain.

Cadbury Double Decker

Cadbury Double Decker, 0.11g per bar

Muller Rice Apple

Muller Rice Apple, 0.3g per pot

Sainsbury's Bramley Apple Crumble

Sainsbury’s Bramley Apple Crumble, 0.37g per serving

McVitie's Mini Gingerbread Men

McVitie’s Mini Gingerbread Men, 0.2g per 25g pack

Cadbury Layers of Joy Chocolate

Cadbury Layers of Joy Chocolate, 0.23g per pot

Pret chocolate bar

Pret chocolate bar, 0.3g per 70g serving


Shreddies, 0.46g per 40g serving with 125ml full-fat milk

Haagen-Dazs Salted Caramel ice cream

Haagen-Dazs Salted Caramel ice cream, 0.5g per two-scoop serving

Tesco 2 Fresh Cream and Strawberry Jam Doughnuts

Tesco 2 Fresh Cream and Strawberry Jam Doughnuts, 0.3g per doughnut

Galaxy Ultimate Marshmallow Hot Chocolate

Galaxy Ultimate Marshmallow Hot Chocolate, 0.6g per 25g serving

Caramel Frapp

Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino, 0.58g per serving

Horlicks Traditional Malted Drink

Horlicks Traditional Malted Drink, 0.5g per serving

M&S Chocolate & Vanilla Cheesecake

M&S Chocolate & Vanilla Cheesecake, 0.3g per serving

Morrisons Very Berry Strudel

Morrisons Very Berry Strudel, 0.26g per serving

Banoffee Pie


Morrisons Banofee Pie, 0.35g per serving

Sainsbury's Red Velvet Triple Layer Cake

Sainsbury’s Red Velvet Triple Layer Cake, Taste the Difference, 0.26g per slice

Syrup Sponge


Sainsbury’s Syrup Sponge Puddings, 0.78g per pot

McVitie's Digestive Biscuits

McVitie’s Digestive Biscuits, 0.2g per biscuit

Nature Valley Oats & Honey


Nature Valley Oats & Honey cereal bar, 0.34g per two-bar pack

Pret a Manger, Sticky Toffee Pecan Cake


Pret a Manger’s Sticky Toffee Pecan Cake, 1.2g per serving




Waitrose pancakes, 0.63g per two pancakes

EAT almond croissant


EAT almond croissant, 0.8g per croissant

How much in salty things?


Nuts, 0.39g per 30g serving

Pork scratchings

Pork scratchings, 0.55g per 18g serving

Sachet, 1g

Sachet, 1g

And a pinch of salt… 0.5g


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