Ban freakshakes containing 'grotesque' levels of sugar, say campaigners

The second worst offender on Action on Sugar's list of of 140 drinks was Five Guys' banana and chocolate shake with 1,073 calories -- the equivalent of more than four cans of cola

London (CNN)It will come as no surprise that milkshakes loaded with sweets, chocolate bars, cream and cake, known as freakshakes, contain "grotesque levels" of sugar.

But now one campaign group wants them to be labeled with a nutrition warning and the worst offenders banned.
Action on Sugar, based at Queen Mary University of London in the UK, conducted a survey of 140 drinks at UK fast-food chains and restaurants and found they contained "alarming" levels of sugar and calories.
The "Unicorn Freakshake" sold by UK restaurant chain Toby Carvery was the worst of those surveyed, containing more than six times the recommended daily amount of sugar for children between the ages of 7 and 10.
    At 1,280 kilocalories it contains more than half the recommended 2500 calorie intake for an adult.