I said that I would try and put together a visualisation of how much sugar there is in a can of Coca-cola.
It turns out to be the equivalent of 20 sugar cubes. Yes, 20 sugar cubes in one can of coke.
I had a 24 ounce Sprite in the house. So I figured I might as well picturize that as well.
There are 77 grams of sugar in a 24 oz bottle of Sprite.
Seventy-seven grams of sugar is the equivalent of 19 teaspoons of sugar.
Drinking one 24 ounce Sprite a day for a year results in the consumption of 60.8 pounds of sugar.
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.
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.”
Mmmmm… Looky all that sugar. I decided to see if I could make my own 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.
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.
Kinda looks like a real Sprite, right?
How does Coke get all that sugar to dissolve. Mine just kinda sits at the bottom…