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Sugar Sugar Everywhere

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Lets do the math :

355ml = 39g, 500ml=65g, 1L=108g, 2L = 216g

So how much exactly is a gram of sugar? One teaspoon of granulated sugar equals 4 grams of sugar. give or take.

So in a normal 355ml of coke you get 10 teaspoons of sugar. In a 500ml you get 16. In a 1L you get 27 Teaspoons and in a 2L you get 54

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This baby also has 54 Teaspoons per 1L ( In terms of market share, Red Bull is the most popular energy drink in the world, with 5.387 billion cans sold in 2013) (27g per 250ml or 7 spoons )thats 7 spoons x 5000,000,000 (we will drop the 387 million) = 35,000,000,000  thats 35 billion spoons of sugar per year, excluding the 387 million other cans. .  I left out the 387 million cans to allow for the sugar free one (which contains aspartame, which is genetically modified e-coli bacteria excrement)

oh thats 140,000,000,000g or140 billion grams = 154,324 tons of sugar

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Glaceau (Also made by Coca Cola) has 33g of sugar per 355ml and 1L contains a cool 101g (thats 25 Teaspoons of sugar)  . . oh and a little under 10% of some vitamins (RDA) Also contains Aspartame for flavour (see above)

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This innocent healthy looking “Iced Tea” (owned by Dr Pepper and bottled by the Coke Cola Company) contains 46g of sugar per 500ml (12 spoons) oh and it contains no Lemon or tea whatsoever, the flavouring is aspartame (see above)

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Now this puppy contains 67g for 500ml (17 spoons)  This is sold at 2 health shops in my local town, and is offered as a health alternative in many restaurants.

AND THE WINNER GOES TO :

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1L = 124g thats 31 spoons of sugar! or 20 spoons per 500ml (Owned by the Pepsi Group)