Calorie information was taken from a range of retailers and ‘Out of home’ (OOH) business websites, dependent upon the upsizing scenario. Out of home includes all food eaten outside the home and on the go, for example from restaurants, cafes and supermarket meal deals, in addition to any takeaway and home delivered food.
The sample of ‘OOH’ businesses was based on the FSS Informed decisions publication.
The calorie counts are the additional amount consumed as a result of upsizing or upselling when buying various food/drinks. They do not represent the total amount of calories consumed. The calories are average values based on a variety of products currently available on the market.
- Adding marshmallows and cream to hot chocolate will increase the number of calories by 158.
- By choosing to buy a fast food meal, made up of a cheeseburger, fries and sugary drink you will consume an extra 454 calories than if you only had a cheeseburger.
||Average number of additional calories consumed
|A ‘grab-bag’ of crisps instead of standard size
|Adding a dessert (e.g. sticky toffee pudding)
|Adding a garlic bread as a starter or side
|Adding a packet of crisps and a sugary drink to a sandwich
|Adding a portion of onion rings***
|Adding ice cream to a dessert
|Adding marshmallows and cream to hot chocolate
|Adding Biscuit/confectionery item on a train to cup of tea
|Buying a chocolate brownie in a coffee shop with your coffee
|Buying a large bar of chocolate with your newspaper
|Buying a large sugary fizzy drink*
|Going from medium to large latte
|Going from single cheeseburger to a meal deal with reg fries and regular fizzy drink
|Going from small to large Popcorn (Sweet):
|Adding fries to a meal**
*Based on cinema measures of fizzy drinks
**Based on ‘quick service’ burger restaurants
***Based on ‘quick service’ burger restaurants