GLENDALE, Ariz. (Nov. 18, 2015) - Ask most Americans what they love about fall and conversations quickly turn to seasonal beverages—especially in Phoenix where fall foliage and November snowstorms are hard to come by. But just how much do we love our pumpkin spice lattes? Today, Delta Dental of Arizona is releasing a new survey of American adults that has the answers.1
Most Americans Drink Up
According to the survey, a whopping 72 percent of all American adults (more than 175 million people) consume seasonal beverages such as pumpkin spice lattes and caramel apple ciders as the colder months descend upon the nation.
Those who do indulge, do so quite often. Of the survey respondents who say they do drink the seasonal beverages, 39 percent drink them at least once a week.
Millennials Are Top Consumers
Nearly nine in ten (86 percent) 18-34 year-olds consume beverages like pumpkin spice lattes during the fall and winter compared to fewer (67 percent) of those 35 and older who do the same. Over half (55 percent) of Millennials who drink seasonal beverages do so at least once a week compared to fewer (31 percent) of their older counterparts.
Other findings include:
“We love our cold-weather seasonal beverages,” said Sandi Perez, PhD, Delta Dental of Arizona’s vice president of community benefit. “While it’s OK to indulge occasionally, keep in mind that much of that sweet taste comes from sugar. If you’re not careful, you’ll quickly surpass the maximum daily recommended intake of sugar, which, over time, could put your teeth and health at risk.”
6 Tips To Protect Teeth From Sugar Shock
Delta Dental of Arizona recommends following these quick tips to combat seasonal beverage sugar:
About Delta Dental of Arizona
Delta Dental of Arizona is the leading dental benefits provider in Arizona, serving more than 892,000 enrollees and more than 3,200 contracted dentists across the state. Passionate about oral health and its importance to generations of families, Delta Dental of Arizona has worked for more than 40 years to improve oral health by emphasizing preventive care and making dental coverage accessible to a wide variety of employers, groups and individuals. For more information about Delta Dental of Arizona, visit www.deltadentalaz.com.
1 The survey was conducted by Kelton Global October 26-29, 2015 among 1,013 nationally representative Americans 18 and older. The margin of error is +/-3.1 percent.