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Branded crumpets have as much salt as three bags of crisps – survey

Jan 2nd, 2017 by

Almost half of 27 crumpets in survey exceeded government’s average salt targets, with Warburtons range the worst offenders

Popular brands of crumpets contain “alarmingly high” amounts of salt, with one “giant” version having an amount equivalent to that of more than three bags of ready salted crisps, a survey has found.

Warburtons’ Giant Crumpets contain twice the concentration of salt per 100g than a Waitrose own-brand version, showing that the content can easily be reduced by manufacturers, Consensus Action on Salt and Health (Cash) said.

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