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Cupcake Craze Is Symbol Of Global Sugar Addiction

May 18, 2012: 09:08 PM EST
British author Damian Thompson (“The Fix: How Addiction is Invading Our Lives and Taking Over Your World”), convinced by scientific evidence and personal observations, believes that sugar – delivered in the form of cupcakes, cookies, cakes, etc. – is as addictive as cocaine and a major global health problem. Perhaps the most obvious example of the problem is today’s cupcake craze. Thompson says people say they like cupcakes because they are so “retro” and are a delicious reminder of their childhoods. On the contrary, he argues, “We like them because they allow us to mainline sugar.”
Damian Thompson, "Why cupcakes are the new cocaine", The Telegraph, May 18, 2012, © Telegraph Media Group Limited
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