In this video The Truth About Sugar - New Documentary 2015, a woman holds a donut in her hand and says 'I love my sweet treats'.

Does sweet treats mean sweet food in general?

Please give me some examples of this phrase.


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Pretty much so, but not quite. A "sweet treat" is a serving of sweet food: a donut, a piece of cake, a candy bar, a slice of pie, a handful of raisins, and so on. "Sweet food" is food that has sugar in it, so it's more general, for example cake, pie, candy, etc.

So, sweet treats are always sweet food, but sweet food isn't always sweet treats.

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    It might be helpful to expand on "treat". It means more than just "one serving of". If someone put a honey glaze on a pile of kale, it would be sweet, and I could take a single serving, but it wouldn't be a treat.
    – ColleenV
    Jan 13, 2018 at 13:48
  • @ColleenV Feel free to do so. :) As for your example (Yuk LOL) something tells me that it would taste more like kale than honey to me.
    – BobRodes
    Jan 13, 2018 at 21:12

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