How Much Sugar Is In Your Favourite Soft Drinks?

by Linette Lai
FOOD  |  August 29, 2017
  • How much sugar are you drinking?
    1 / 9 How much sugar are you drinking?

    Seven beverage manufacturers have committed to a maximum sugar content of 12 per cent for all of their drinks sold in Singapore by 2020.

    Here’s how their drinks currently stack up.

    The maximum recommended sugar intake for an average Singaporean is 11 teaspoons a day.

    Photo: 123rf.com

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  • A&W Root Beer (320ml)
    2 / 9 A&W Root Beer (320ml)

    Sugar level: Almost 2.5 teaspoons per 100ml

    12.4% of 100ml

    Drink photos: Joyce Fang, Aziz Hussin, Ariffin Jamar
    Graphics: Straits Times

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  • Coca-Cola Classic (500ml)
    3 / 9 Coca-Cola Classic (500ml)

    Sugar level: A little more than 2 teaspoons per 100ml

    10.6% of 100ml

    (Also read: Added Sugar is Much Worse Than Natural Sugar)

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  • Pepsi (500ml)
    4 / 9 Pepsi (500ml)

    Sugar level: A little more than 2 teaspoons per 100ml

    10.6% of 100ml

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  • Vitagen Less Sugar (125ml)
    5 / 9 Vitagen Less Sugar (125ml)

    Sugar level: Less than 2 teaspoons per 100ml

    8.5% of 100ml

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  • Milo (240ml)
    6 / 9 Milo (240ml)

    Sugar level: Less than 1.5 teaspoons per 100ml

    6.9% of 100ml

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  • 100Plus (325ml)
    7 / 9 100Plus (325ml)

    Sugar level: More than 1 teaspoon per 100ml

    6% of 100ml

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  • Jasmine Green Tea (500ml)
    8 / 9 Jasmine Green Tea (500ml)

    Sugar level: More than 1 teaspoon per 100ml

    6% of 100ml

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  • Chrysanthemum Tea (500ml)
    9 / 9 Chrysanthemum Tea (500ml)

    Sugar level: More than 1 teaspoon per 100ml

    6% of 100ml

    (Also read: 8 Drinks That Could Help Boost Your Weight Loss Efforts)

    A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 23, 2017, with the headline ‘Major beverage firms pledge to reduce sugar in drinks’.

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