Pumpkin spice lattes also contain copious amounts of sugar – the grande size has a whopping 50 grams. Countless studies have shown that all of that sugar we’re eating makes us fat, and destroys our health. Consuming too much sugar (and the average American takes in 22 teaspoons every day) is linked to heart disease, cancer, metabolic problems, diabetes, and obesity. Find out more about the dangers of sugar and how to quit it here. Starbucks has since removed caramel coloring from its syrups, whipped cream and sauces recently following a significant amount of protest. The company also stopped using high fructose corn syrup, making two significant steps in the right direction.