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Sugar Content of Common Food Products

Refined sugars and high-fructose corn syrup are considered by many experts to be the biggest contributors to obesity and poor health.

Obviously sugar content is not the only factor in a food's nutritional value (and not all of these have added sugar), but it can be illuminating to see the relative amounts in the foods we consume.

Following is the sugar content of a few common foods.

Listed values are an average normal serving. Units are listed as grams of sugar.

Sugar Content of Common Food Products
  1. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut ..........................................10 g
  2. Luna Bar berry almond ..................................................................11 g
  3. Froot Loops breakfast cereal 3/4 cup ............................................12 g
  4. Ben and Jerry's vanilla ice cream ....................................................16 g
  5. Starbucks caffè latte grande 16 oz ..................................................17 g
  6. Godiva 2 truffles ............................................................................17 g
  7. Subway 6″ sweet onion teriyaki chicken sandwich ..........................17 g
  8. Ms. Field's chocolate chip cookie ...................................................19 g
  9. Tropicana 100% orange juice 8 oz .................................................25 g
  10. Yoplait original yogurt ....................................................................27 g
  11. Craisins dried cranberries 1/3 cup ..................................................29 g
  12. Vitamin Water 20 oz bottle ............................................................33g
  13. Oscar Mayer Lunchables crackers, turkey and American cheese ....36 g
  14. Coca-Cola Classic 12 oz can .........................................................39 g
  15. Sprinkles Cupcake red velvet .........................................................45 g
  16. California Pizza Kitchen Thai chicken salad .....................................45 g
  17. Jamba Juice blackberry bliss 16 oz .................................................49 g
  18. Odwalla SuperFood 450 ml bottle ....................................................50 g
  19. Starbucks caffe vanilla frappuccino grande 16 oz .............................58 g
A few things of note:
  • Foods we recognize as dessert (doughnuts, ice cream, cookies) often have far less sugar than things we consider "healthy" (juice, yogurt, dried fruit).
  • Froot Loops aren't necessarily better than doughnuts.
  • Energy bars are glorified candy.
  • Dessert is sometimes hidden in things like sandwiches.
  • Some foods marketed to children aren't much better than soda.
  • A salad can have as much sugar as a large cupcake.
  • "Natural" foods can have lots of sugar.
  • The worst offenders are drinkable.
  • Starbucks is why you're fat.

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