Sugar

Ignore the killjoys waging war on sugar

23 September 2017 9:00 am

Ignore the killjoys waging war on sugar

The men who made us fat

5 November 2016 9:00 am

‘Look at them, they’re all fat,’ he said. I’d slowed the car to allow four children to cross the zebra…

Sweet and sour: how eating too much sugar affect more than your waistline

7 May 2016 9:00 am

The effect sugar has on our health goes far beyond the size of our waistlines

In post-war Britain the sweet shop was pictured as a palace of delights, packed with delicious treats

Sweet seduction: how attitudes to sugar have come full circle through the ages

7 May 2016 9:00 am

Once it was taken as medicine and eating it was a mark of breeding. Now it is seen as a dangerously addictive drug full of nothing but empty calories. How did sugar go from desirable to demonised?

In 1600 Muhammad al-Annuri arrived in England, as the Moroccan ambassador, to propose an Anglo-Moroccan alliance. Shakespeare probably started writing Othello six months later

Gloriana and the Sultan — England’s unlikely alliance

2 April 2016 9:00 am

The idea for a mechanical cock was never going to work. In 1595 the English ambassador to Constantinople, Edward Barton,…

Snack attack: what’s really in your favourite treats?

20 February 2016 9:00 am

The contents of popular snacks may surprise you. Make sure you know what you’re putting in your body the next time you feel peckish...

Is sugar really worse for you... or is it a big fat lie?

20 February 2016 9:00 am

Sugar is worse for you than fat, scream the headlines. Professor David A Bender delves deep into the science to find out the truth...

The real reason there’s a queue outside the Cereal Killer Café

10 January 2015 9:00 am

The Cereal Killer Café is a temple to cereal on Brick Lane, east London. It serves only cereal — and also…

Spectator letters: VAT and sugar, Boris Johnson and cricket, whisky and bagpipes

28 June 2014 9:00 am

Sugar added tax Sir: Julia Pickles (Letters, 14 June) suggests a sugar tax to combat the obesity epidemic and discourage…

Slaves planting cane cuttings in Antigua, 1823, by William Clark

Only tourists think of the Caribbean as a ‘paradise’

28 June 2014 9:00 am

A couple of years ago in Jamaica, I met Errol Flynn’s former wife, the screen actress Patrice Wymore. Reportedly a…

The big fat lie about cholesterol

21 June 2014 8:00 am

Though I’m not generally big on banning stuff, there’s one substance I would prohibit without a moment’s hesitation — probably on…

Spectator letters: The trouble with religion, alternatives to HS2, and whisky-drinking dogs

14 June 2014 9:00 am

Old cabby’s tale Stephen Rommei’s London cabby story (Diary, 7 June) reminded me of catching a cab one cold night…

Spectator letters: The trouble with religion, alternatives to HS2, and whisky-drinking dogs

14 June 2014 8:00 am

A history of persecution Sir: Colin Brown (Letters, 7 June) ignores some good reasons for keeping religion out of society.…

The mark of cane

14 May 2011 12:00 am

Sugar transformed our world.