Quiz: Which Food Has More Sugar?

Get sugar savvy: Author High Voltage shares which common foods are shocking sources of added sugar.

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Go get a bag or box of sugar.

Go get a bag or box of sugar.
First, the math: 1 teaspoon of sugar (1 cube) = 4 grams of sugar. Now check the label on a 20-ounce bottle of soda; it lists 65 grams of sugar. And 65 grams divided by 4 grams per teaspoon = 16 1/4 teaspoons or cubes! Go ahead and pile or stack away. Because THAT is what you’re dumping into your body every single time you drink that bottle of soda—almost three times the amount of sugar you should have in a whole day! What follows are not the only brands that contain lots of added sugar. They’re just the ones I was most shocked by. So make sure to check out the labels of the brands you usually eat.

Which has more sugar?

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Commercial BBQ sauce or a Snickers bar?

Sugar Shocker: Commercial BBQ Sauce!

Sugar Shocker: Commercial BBQ Sauce!
A quarter cup of commercial BBQ sauce (such as Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce) contains more sugar than a regular size (250-calorie) Snickers bar.

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Which has more sugar?

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A half-cup of tomato sauce, or two Oreo cookies?

Sugar Shocker: Tomato Sauce

Sugar Shocker: Tomato Sauce
A half cup of Prego Traditional pasta sauce contains more sugar than two Oreo cookies.

Which has more sugar?

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Fruit jelly or a bag of Skittles candy?

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Sugar Shocker: Fruit Jelly

Sugar Shocker: Fruit Jelly
Just 4 tablespoons of Smucker’s grape jelly contain more sugar than a 2-ounce bag of Skittles.


Which has more sugar?

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French dressing or a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup?

Sugar Shocker: French Dressing

Sugar Shocker: French Dressing
A quarter cup of Kraft French Dressing contains as much sugar as a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup.



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Which has more sugar?

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Dole Pineapple Rings or 1 cup of Ben & Jerry’s Chunky Monkey Ice Cream?

Sugar Shocker: Dole Pineapple Rings!

Sugar Shocker: Dole Pineapple Rings!
Six Dole pineapple rings in heavy syrup contain more sugar than 1 cup of Ben & Jerry’s Chunky Monkey ice cream.


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