|Everyone knows that soda is packed with sugar. We stacked up the sugar in some average sized bottles, plus 7-Eleven's super-sized line of Gulp beverages.|
Coca Cola 12 oz (355 ml) Can Sugars, total: 39g Calories, total: 140 Calories from sugar: 140*
20 oz (590 ml) Bottle Sugars, total: 65g Calories, total: 240 Calories from sugar: 240
1 Liter (34 oz) Bottle Sugars, total: 108g Calories, total: 400 Calories from sugar: 400
* You'll notice that if you do the math on many of these, the total caloric value is lower than the calories that should be in the sugar alone, if sugar has 4 calories per gram. We don't know if they used "low calorie" sugar; we just used the data on the nutrition label, and assumed that sugar accounted for 100% of the calories. This was common for beverages but not other products.
|Most people add at least some ice to their fountain drinks. We figured in enough ice to account for 15% of the cup's volume. Restaurants probably put in a lot more. |
The sugar just keeps stacking up.
Coca Cola 7-Eleven 32 oz Big Gulp (28 oz soda + 4 oz ice) Sugars, total: 91g Calories, total: 364 Calories from sugar: 364
7-Eleven 44 oz Super Gulp (38 oz soda + 6 oz ice) Sugars, total: 128g Calories, total: 512 Calories from sugar: 512
This is a huge insulated mug. It holds a little less than the Double Gulp, and is about the size of a gallon jug.
Coca Cola 7-Eleven 52 oz Xtreme Gulp (45 oz soda + 7 oz ice) Sugars, total: 146g Calories, total: 585 Calories from sugar: 585
That's about a cup of sugar! It's hard to believe anyone could drink that much soda.
Coca Cola 7-Eleven 64 oz Double Gulp (55 oz soda + 9 oz ice) Sugars, total: 186g Calories, total: 744 Calories from sugar: 744
40% more caffeine than Coke, and 15% more sugar.
Mountain Dew 20 oz (590 ml) Bottle Sugars, total: 77g Calories, total: 290 Calories from sugar: 290
1 L (34 oz) Bottle Sugars, total: 124g Calories, total: 440 Calories from sugar: 440
About the same amount of sugar as soda.
Rockstar Energy Drink 8 oz (240 ml) Serving Sugars, total: 31g Calories, total: 124 Calories from sugar: 124
16 oz (480 ml) Can Sugars, total: 62g Calories, total: 248 Calories from sugar: 248
Same percentage of sugar, just in a smaller can.
Red Bull Energy Drink 8.3 oz (250 ml) Can Sugars, total: 27g Calories, total: 108 Calories from sugar: 108
All Vitamin Water flavors contain this much sugar.
Vitamin Water, B-Relaxed Jackfruit and Guava Flavor 8 oz (240 ml) Serving Sugars, total: 13g Calories, total: 50 Calories from sugar: 50
20 oz (590 ml) Bottle Sugars, total: 33g Calories, total: 125 Calories from sugar: 125
We have to give Sobe credit for being upfront: the label says, "Naturally sweetened with sugar."
Sobe Mango Melon 8 oz (240 ml) Serving Sugars, total: 29g Calories, total: 120 Calories from sugar: 116
20 oz (590 ml) Bottle Sugars, total: 70g Calories, total: 280 Calories from sugar: 280
Ice tea needs some sweetening, but not that much.
Arizona Lemon Ice Tea 8 oz (240 ml) Serving Sugars, total: 24g Calories, total: 90 Calories from sugar: 90
24 oz Can Sugars, total: 72g Calories, total: 270 Calories from sugar: 270
The "best stuff on earth" includes a lot of sugar.
Snapple Lemon Iced Tea 8 oz Serving Sugars, total: 23g Calories, total: 100 Calories from sugar: 92
16 oz Bottle Sugars, total: 46g Calories, total: 200 Calories from sugar: 184
When life gives you lemons - add sugar!
Minute Maid Lemonade 8 oz (240 ml) Serving Sugars, total: 27g Calories, total: 140 Calories from sugar: 140
20 oz (590 ml) Bottle Sugars, total: 67g Calories, total: 260 Calories from sugar: 260
Just because it's juice, that doesn't mean it's less sugary.
Orange Juice 8 oz (240 ml) Serving Sugars, total: 24g Calories, total: 110 Calories from sugar: 96
16 oz Bottle Sugars, total: 48g Calories, total: 220 Calories from sugar: 192
Exactly as much sugar per ounce as Coca Cola.
Apple Juice 8 oz (240 ml) Serving Sugars, total: 26g Calories, total: 120 Calories from sugar: 104
16 oz Bottle Sugars, total: 52g Calories, total: 240 Calories from sugar: 208
Basically a bag of water and high fructose corn syrup.
Check out the note below. In the meantime, they have switched back to corn syrup. I wonder why they didn't bother to email us and let us know? Apparently the pouches are only 177 ml now, and so have 16g of sugar. They didn't email us about that change either.
To whom it may concern,
Your calories and grams of sugar with respect to Capri Sun Pacific Cooler are correct. Your reference to High Fructose Corn Syrup is not. There is no HFCS in Capri Sun as we reformulated the brand well over a year ago, moving to sugar and with 25% fewer grams than previously existed of HFCS. So if you are going to denigrate our brand (no reference to the short list of ingredients without any artificial colors/flavors/preservatives), I would ask that you at least get your facts straight.
Capri Sun, Pacific Cooler 6.75 oz (200 ml) Pouch Sugars, total: 18g Calories, total: 70 Calories from sugar: 70
Chocolate milk - builds strong bones and rots your teeth at the same time.
Nesquik Chocolate Milk 8 oz (240 ml) Serving Sugars, total: 29g Calories, total: 200 Calories from sugar: 116
16 oz Bottle Sugars, total: 58g Calories, total: 400 Calories from sugar: 232
Now with 25% less sugar. Which just draws attention to the fact that it contains sugar to begin with.
Westsoy Vanilla Soy Milk 8 oz (240 ml) Serving Sugars, total: 8g Calories, total: 120 Calories from sugar: 32
Sugar and alcohol - the ingredients to a killer hangover.