How Much Sugar is in Sprite?

How Much Sugar in Sprite




I said that I would try and put together a visualisation of how much sugar there is in a can of Coca-cola.
How Much Sugar in Coke




It turns out to be the equivalent of 20 sugar cubes. Yes, 20 sugar cubes in one can of coke.
How Much Sugar in Sprite




I had a 24 ounce Sprite in the house. So I figured I might as well picturize that as well.
How Much Sugar in Sprite




There are 77 grams of sugar in a 24 oz bottle of Sprite.
How Much Sugar in Sprite




Seventy-seven grams of sugar is the equivalent of 19 teaspoons of sugar.
How Much Sugar in Sprite




Drinking one 24 ounce Sprite a day for a year results in the consumption of 60.8 pounds of sugar.
How Much Sugar in Sprite




Drinking one 24 ounce Sprite a day, instead of an equivalent amount of tap water, for a full year would cause you to gain 34 pounds.
How Much Sugar in Sprite




Sugar doesn’t scare me though. The box of sugar cubes tells me that “Sugar is a 100% Natural simple carbohydrate. Carbohydrates are an important part of any balanced diet. Sugar contains no fat or cholesterol and has 15 calories per teaspoon.”
How Much Sugar in Sprite




Mmmmm… Looky all that sugar. I decided to see if I could make my own Sprite.
How Much Sugar in Sprite




I started out with six ounces of water. That dissolved most of the sugar into a nice slurry. I would eventually add about 14 more ounces of water.
How Much Sugar in Sprite




I didn’t have any Limon (or is it lymon? All I know is Sprite’s the only one that’s got it). So I simply added three teaspoons of plain old boring lemon.
How Much Sugar in Sprite




Kinda looks like a real Sprite, right?
How Much Sugar in Sprite




How does Coke get all that sugar to dissolve. Mine just kinda sits at the bottom…
How Much Sugar in Sprite




Mmmmmm….. that’s refreshing…





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5 Comments

  1. I was asking Pang the same thing the other day….How does coke dissolve that much sugar in one can!!! Good story.

  2. So now all we have to do is give Dad 20 sugar cubes and he will be set!

  3. I was just saying at lunch today, when I was offered a Sprite, that I had one yesterday and I can’t drink sprite that often because afterwards I feel so gross! I don’t know how you people drink pop all the time!!! I am so much better than you all:)

  4. I have my Dt. Mt Dew open by 845am…after my couple cups of coffee! Can’t make it thur my mornin without them.

  5. I think the sugar you find in soda and other soft drinks comes from high fructose corn syrup, not table sugar. Since corn syrup is liquid it mixes well and will stay in solution

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