How much sugar is in our favourite food / drinks ?

So just how much sugar is in our favourite food / drinks ?

The World Health Organization is dropping its sugar intake recommendations from 10 percent of your daily calorie intake to 5 percent. For an adult of a normal body mass index (BMI), that works out to about 6 teaspoons — or 25 grams – of sugar per day 1

“Much of the sugars consumed today are “hidden” in processed foods that are not usually seen as sweets. For example, 1 tablespoon of ketchup contains around 4 grams (around 1 teaspoon) of free sugars. A single can of sugar-sweetened soda contains up to 40 grams (around 10 teaspoons) of free sugars.”

Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA): 25 grams of sugar per day (6 teaspoons)
4 grams of sugar = x1 teaspoon of Sugar


Sugar contents of some of our favourite foods:

Can of Cola 330ml (35g / sugar) 8.75 teaspoons of sugar
Bottle of Cola 500ml (53g / sugar) 13.25 teaspoons of sugar
Bottle of Cola 2litre (212g / sugar) 66.25 teaspoons of sugar
Snickers Bar 52.7g (27g / sugar) 6.75 teaspoons of sugar
Mars Bar 58g (35g / sugar) 8.75 teaspoons of sugar
Table Spoon of Ketchup (4g of sugar) 1 teaspoons of sugar
Müller Corner Choco Balls (25g of sugar) 6.25 teaspoons of sugar
Pint of Bulmers / Magners (23g / sugar) 5.75 teaspoons of sugar
Pint of Budweiser (17g / sugar) 4.25 teaspoons of sugar
Pint of Guinness (16g / sugar) 4 teaspoons of sugar