Revealing how much sugar is in processed foods & drinks

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Coke is the best known drink in the world. Everybody knows it has sugar but, how much?

Venti Caramel Macchiato

If you visit Starbucks frequently, your drinks will sometimes contain even more added sugar than soft drinks.

Heinz Ketchup

Check if you use more ketchup than the recommended serving size. We do.

How Much Sugar is in Coke?

Did you know that weather is what affects Coca-Cola sales the most? The higher the temperature, the higher the sales. Back to business. This is how much sugar is in Coca-Cola, or Coke, or KO if you like the stock market.

A 20 fl oz. (591ml) bottle of Coca-Cola contains the equivalent of:
16 1/4 tsp. of sugar65g of sugar (2.5 times the amount recommended per day by the @who)28 sugar cubes
Even though the product has so much sugar, Coca-Cola has been one of the first companies to adopt the new standard obligating beverage companies to show the amount of sugar in their products in percentage form. Because of that, now you can clearly see on nutrition labels percentages above 100% of the daily recommended sugar value. Likewise, you will see this soon with other drinks like Gatorade.

Remember: The maximum daily sugar intake recommended by the WHO is 25g / 6 tsp. / 11 sugar cubes.

How Much Sugar in Starbucks Venti Caramel Macchiato

Did you quit soft drinks because they have too much sugar? If you visit Starbucks frequently, you are probably adding even more sugar to your drinks. This beverage contains more sugar than a can of Coke. This is how much sugar is in Starbucks Venti Caramel Macchiato:

10 tsp. of sugar
42g of sugar (Tall=25g; Grande=33g)
18 sugar cubes
In contrast, regular black coffee has zero calories whereas a Starbucks Venti Caramel Macchiato has 310 calories (2% milk). If you drink coffee for the energy boost that caffeine gives you, then try the authentic Italian way: drink espresso. It's an acquired taste, but maybe you like it after a few tries. It's worth a shot!

Macchiato means “stained”. A coffee with just a dash of milk. You can find more information about Starbucks beverages' nutritional values here.

REMEMBER: The max. daily sugar intake recommended by the World Health Organization is 25g / 6 tsp. / 11 sugar cubes.

How Much Sugar is in Heinz Ketchup?

How much sugar is in Heinz ketchup? Here is what so many people have asked us about! Check whether you use more ketchup than the recommended serving size. We do.

This bottle of Heinz ketchup contains the equivalent of: 23 tsp. of sugar, 92g of sugar or 40 sugar cubes.

Likewise, per serving (1 tbsp.), it contains: 1 tsp. of sugar, 4g of sugar or two sugar cubes.

Ketchup fun facts:

Created by Heinz in 1869.The original ketchup, known as Catsup, did not contain tomatoes. Check sugar in Campbell's Tomato soup.You can use ketchup to restore the glow to your pots and pans since the acid in ketchup removes the tarnish.Ketchup is one of the few packaged foods that does not use preservatives
For more interesting information about Heinz, check their Wikipedia page.