How Much Sugar Is in a Glass of Wine, a Chocolate Bar, and More?
Human beings have a love-hate relationship with sugar. We both crave it and avoid it. While we know it’s in the food we eat, we are not aware of just how much sugar our favorite snacks contain. Here is a short list of popular food and the varying amounts of sugar each one contains.
Chocolate Chip Cookie
Average Sugar Content: one teaspoon of sugar per piece
The average weight of a chocolate chip cookie is 12 grams. Each cookie you eat contains one teaspoon or 4.2 grams of granulated sugar, on top of the carbohydrates that come from the dough itself.
Milk Chocolate Bar
Average Sugar Content: two tablespoons of sugar per milk chocolate bar
The average weight of a milk chocolate bar is 44 grams. More than half of that amount or 24.54 grams is just plain table sugar. You might want to swap to dark chocolate instead.
A Glass of Wine
Average Sugar Content: 1/4 teaspoon of sugar per glass
Red or white wine could be the healthiest drink after all—a single glass of wine contains only a fourth of a teaspoon of sugar.
A Slice of Pizza
Average Sugar Content: one teaspoon per slice—but wait.
You might think that a teaspoon of table sugar is a bargain price to pay for a delicious slice of pizza. However, other forms of carbohydrates in that slice can easily rack up to 480 calories—enough energy equivalent to a 3/4 cup of sugar. A single slice is already third of the average daily calorie requirement.
Large Frappuccino or Milkshake
Average Sugar Content: 1 1/4 cups of sugar per 16 oz. cup
Drinking a large-size frappe is like drinking 1 1/4 cups of sugar dissolved in water. This beverage already contains 510 calories or almost a third of the daily calorie requirement. Think twice about those extra pumps of caramel syrup.
Average Sugar Content: 13 teaspoons of sugar per bottle
Ketchup is surprisingly one of the foods with very high sugar content. For every tablespoon or packet of ketchup you consume, you also consume around a teaspoon of table sugar.
Average Sugar Content: 17 teaspoons or half a cup of sugar per
For every cup of leche flan you consume, you are consuming half a cup of granulated sugar. A single
Average Sugar Content: five teaspoons of sugar per glass
A tenth of an 8-ounce glass of iced tea is just sugar.
Average Sugar Content: 11 teaspoons of sugar per mango
Surprisingly, a mango contains so much sugar that eating two pieces of the fruit is like downing 1 1/2
A Double Patty Hamburger
Average Sugar Content: 1 1/2 teaspoon of sugar per single order
A double patty burger contains a little over a teaspoon of table sugar, its true calorie content is higher—it has 354 calories, equivalent energy to 1/2 cup of sugar.