How much sugar is in your foods and drinks

Have you ever wondered how much sugar is in the foods and drinks we consume? Not many of us will take too much notice about the amount of sugars in our favourite snacks and teatime treats but maybe we should.

The effects which added sugars are having on both our general and dental health can be highly damaging, especially when consumed frequently.

When sugar reacts with the bacteria in plaque, the acids which are formed attack the teeth and destroy the enamel. If this occurs often, the tooth enamel may break down, forming a hole or ‘cavity’ and causing tooth decay. This almost always leads to fillings and could even result in teeth having to be extracted.

To uncover some of the sugary secrets in our top snacks and drinks, we at Dental Helpline have to put together a few short tables revealing exactly how much sugar you will find in them.


Product Amount per 100g Sugar Content in Teaspoons
Chocolate Digestive
1.2 tsp (5.1g per biscuit)
Chocolate Wafer-Fully coated 34.7g
2.62 tsp (10.49g per biscuit)
Custard Cread Biscuits 29.8g
0.87 tsp (3.5g per biscuit)
Digestive Biscuits
0.63 tsp (2.5g per biscuit)
31g 0.77 tsp (3.1g per biscuit)
Jaffa Cakes
3.25 tsp (13g per two buiscuits)
Rich Tea Biscuits
20.1g 0.42 tsp (1.7g per biscuit)
5.3g 0.05 tsp (0.2g per biscuit)
16g 0 dental lab equipment.53 tsp (2.1g per biscuit)

Product Amount per 100g Sugar Content in Teaspoons
Bounty 2 Bar Pack
8.23 tsp (32.9g)
Chrunchie 61.7g 6.18 tsp (24.7g)
Kit Kat
0.75 tsp (3g per two finger)
Liquorice Allsorts
0.93 tsp (3.7g per sweep)
Mars Bar
10.7 tsp (42.6g per bar)
Milk Chocolate
52.8g 2.2 tsp (8.8g per three squares)
Milky Way 2 Bar Pack
7.93 tsp (31.7g)
Pepper Mints
56.8g 1.2 tsp (4.8g per sweet)
Plain Chocolate
46.8g 1.95 tsp (7.8g per three squares)
Snickers Bar
54.5g 7.9 tsp (31.6g)
Toffees 37.4g 0.78 tsp (3.1g per sweet)
Twix 2 Bar Pack 64.5g 9.5 tsp (38g)
Tinned Vegetables

Product Amount per 100g Sugar Content in Teaspoons
Baked Beans
2.58 tsp (10.3g per half a tin)
Peas 1.7g
0.33 tsp (1.3g per 80g serving)
Sweetcorn-Kernels 3.9g
0.63 tsp (2.5g 1/4 can)
Soft Drinks

Product Amount per 100g Sugar Content in Teaspoons
9.7g in concentrate
1.23 tsp (4.9g per 250ml serving)
Cranberry Juice
7.25 tsp (29g per 250ml serving)
Coca Cola
6.63 tsp (26.5g per 250ml serving)
Ginger Ale
5.63 tsp (22.5g pet 250ml serving)
Lemonade 3.5g 2.2 tsp (8.89g in 250ml serving)
Lucozade Sport 3.5g 4.38 tsp (17.5g per 500ml bottle)
Milkshake Powder 91.1g 6.95 tsp (27.8g 25g in 200ml S/S milk)
Orange Squash 13g in concentrate
1.63 tsp (6.5 in 250ml serving)
Tonic Water 5.1g 3.2 tsp (12.8g per 250 ml serving)

Product Amount per 100g Sugar Content in Teaspoons
Tin Tomato Soup
2.45 tsp (9.8g in half a tin)
Packet Minestrone
1.25 tsp (5g as prepared)

Product Amount per 100g Sugar Content in 15g serving
Chocolate Spread
1.88 tsp (7.5g)
3.18 tsp (12.7g)
Jam 52.3g 1.95 tsp (7.8g)
Lemon Curd 53.7g 2.03 tsp (8.1g)
Marmalade 66g 2.48 tsp (9.9g)
Syrup 80.5g 3.1 tsp (12.4g)
Treacle 64g 2.4 tsp (9.6g)
Peanut Butter-smooth 6g 0.23 tsp (0.9g)

Product Amount per 100g Sugar Content in Teaspoons
All Bran
1.75 tsp (7g per 30g serving)
Branflakes 22g
1.75 tsp (7g per 30g serving)
Cornflakes 8g 0.63 tsp (2.5g per 30g serving)
Muesli-swiss style 23.1g 2.6 tsp (10.4g per 45g serving)
Rice Crispies 10g 0.75 tsp (3g per 30g serving)
Shreddies 14.9g 1.5 tsp (6g per 40g serving)
Shredded Wheat 0.9g 0.01 tsp (0.4g per 45g serving)
Special K 17g 1.25 tsp (5g per 30g serving)
Sugar Puffs 36.3g 2.65 tsp (10.6g per 30g serving)

Product Amount per 100g Sugar Content in Teaspoons
Chocolate Fudge Cake
6.6 tsp (26.4g per 1/8 cake)
Country Slice
3.18 tsp (12.7g per slice)
Madeira Cake 30.8g 6.7 tsp (26.5g per slice)
Scones – Fruit 22.4g 2.3 tsp (9.2g per scone)
Sponge Cake with Jam 36g 3.7 tsp (14 dental vacuum forming machine.8g per 1/6 cake)

Product Amount per 100g Sugar Content in Teaspoons
Creamed Rice Pudding
3.05 tsp (12.2g per pot)
Fruit Cocktail in Juice
4.35 tsp (17.39g 1/3 can)
Fruit Yoghurt 8.6g 2.7 tsp (10.8g per pot)
Jelly 15g 5.05 tsp (20.2g 135g pot)
Ice Cream Sauce 66.8g 2.5 tsp (10.3g per 15g serving)
Ice Cream – vanilla 21g 2.5 tsp (10g 2 scoops)
Instant Custard 6.9g 3.05 tsp (12.2 1/4 pint)
Instant Dessert Powder 53.9g 2.9 tsp (11.6g per 92g serving)

Product Amount per 100g Sugar Content in Teaspoons
Drinking Chocolate
4.08 tsp (16.3g) in water
4.78 tsp (19.1g) in S/S milk
Ovaltine 37.2g 2.33 tsp (9.3g) in water
Sauces & Pickles

Product Amount per 100g Sugar Content in Teaspoons
Brown Sauce
0.5 tsp (2.0g)
Salad Cream
0.65 tsp (2.6g)
Sweet Pickle 23.9g 1 tsp (4g)
Tomato Ketchup 23.7g 1 tsp (4g)
All amounts are shown in both natural and added sugars combined.

All amounts are approximate micro motors australia.

All amounts are correct at the time of going on the web page and are taken from manufacturers labels. Other manufacturers products may vary.

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