Caroline E. Mayer, staff writer for the Washington Post, wrote in her July 30, 2005 article "Sugary Milk Still Does a Body Good: It At Least Beats Soda, Some Nutritionists Say":

“An eight-ounce glass of milk contains about 12 grams of sugar; flavored milk drinks can have 15 to 31 grams… Some nutritionists are concerned about the high sugar and saturated fat content in some of the flavored varieties, especially since many come in 14- and 16-ounce bottles and are likely to be consumed in one sitting. Nesquick’s 16-ounce reduced-fat drink has one of the highest sugar contents. A teen who polishes off the whole drink would get 320 calories and 60 grams of sugar, compared with 250 calories and 67 grams of sugar in a 20-ounce bottle of several popular non-diet sodas… Nesquick’s 16-ounce strawberry drink, made with 2 percent milk, also contains 6 grams of saturated fat.”

July 30, 2005