High street breakfast pastries can contain as much fat as a fry-up, a Daily Mirror probe has found.
While a typical full English has 16 grams of saturated fat, so does Starbucks’ cheddar and mushroom croissant.
The coffee chain’s Luxury Fruit Toast is loaded with 39.4g of sugar per portion – more than a can of Coke.
And Costa’s chocolate twist croissant contains 27.7g of sugar.
Helen Bond, of the British Dietetic Association, said some morning snacks are stuffed with “over three-quarters of the daily-recommended intake of cholesterol-raising saturated fat”.
Public Health England has called on cafes to cut 20% of sugar and fat from continental breakfast staples by 2020.
Costa and Starbucks both insisted they displayed nutritional information so customers could make informed choices.
A Starbucks spokesman said: “We are committed to working towards Public Health England’s sugar reduction targets by 2020.
“We display nutritional information on our bakery labels, menu boards and website to help our customers make informed choices.”
|Costa||Chocolate twist croissant||396||27.7g||11.7g||0.6g|
|Pret||Chocolate and hazelnut||379||11.5g||11.7g||0.5g|
|Starbucks||Cheddar & mushroom croissant||480||3.2g||16g||1.8g|
|Starbucks||Ham & cheddar croissant||497||2.7g||15g||2.7g|
|Starbucks||Luxury Fruit Toast||455||39.4g||3.8g||0.54g|
|Costa||Ham & Emmenthal cheese croissant||358||7.6g||12.9g||1.1g|
|Caffe Nero||Almond croissant||350||11.3g||13.4g||0.5g|
|Wild Bean cafe||Pain aux raisins||319||18.2g||8.6g||0.76g|