The Sugar Calculator

The sugar calculator adds up the total approximate sugars in teaspoons for some of Australia’s most recognised processed food items.

Why doesn't it calculate added sugar? Australia's food labelling system doesn't distinguish between total and added sugars, making it difficult for consumers to understand how much added sugar is in packaged foods. 

For the purposes of this calculator, we selected some of the most popular categories and chose well-known products. The amount of sugar varies between products so this tool should only be used as an indication for that category.

If you’d like to know more detail about how much sugar is in products not listed here, we recommend learning more about how to spot added sugar or downloading That Sugar App (free) on your mobile.

How we calculated

Note: teaspoon amounts have been rounded up or down to the nearest half unit

Muesli
Carmen’s Classic Fruit and Nut
1 cup (100g) = 3 teaspoons of sugar

Sugary Cereal
Kellogg's Froot Loops
1 cup (40g) = 4 teaspoons of sugar

For more on cereals, check out Choice's "Breakfast Cereal Reviews"

Juice
Daily Juice Co Classic Orange
1 cup (200 ml) = 5 teaspoons of sugar

Flavoured Yoghurt
Ski D’Lite Peach and Mango
1 single tub (200g) = 3 teaspoons of sugar

For more on yoghurts, check out Choice’s “How to choose a healthy yoghurt”

Smoothie
Blueberry Blast low-fat original size
1 serve (610ml) = 20 teaspoons of sugar

Soft Drink
Coke
1 bottle (600ml) = 16 teaspoons of sugar

Muesli Bar
Coles Fruit and Nut
1 serve (45g) = 3.5 teaspoons of sugar

For more on muesli bars check out Choice’s Snack Bar Review

Breakfast Drink
Up & Go
1 serve (250 ml) = 4.5 teaspoons of sugar

Muffin
Muffinbreak (carrot and nut)
1 muffin (158g) = 8 teaspoons of sugar

Pasta Sauce
Dolmio Traditional Recipe Basil Pasta Sauce
1 serve (125g) = 2.5 teaspoons of sugar

Stir-fry Sauce
Kan Tong Chinese BBQ
1 serve (130g) = 4.5 teaspoons of sugar

 

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