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.
How we calculated
Note: teaspoon amounts have been rounded up or down to the nearest half unit
Carmen’s Classic Fruit and Nut
1 cup (100g) = 3 teaspoons of sugar
Kellogg's Froot Loops
1 cup (40g) = 4 teaspoons of sugar
For more on cereals, check out Choice's "Breakfast Cereal Reviews"
Daily Juice Co Classic Orange
1 cup (200 ml) = 5 teaspoons of sugar
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”
Blueberry Blast low-fat original size
1 serve (610ml) = 20 teaspoons of sugar
1 bottle (600ml) = 16 teaspoons of sugar
Coles Fruit and Nut
1 serve (45g) = 3.5 teaspoons of sugar
For more on muesli bars check out Choice’s Snack Bar Review
Up & Go
1 serve (250 ml) = 4.5 teaspoons of sugar
Muffinbreak (carrot and nut)
1 muffin (158g) = 8 teaspoons of sugar
Dolmio Traditional Recipe Basil Pasta Sauce
1 serve (125g) = 2.5 teaspoons of sugar
Kan Tong Chinese BBQ
1 serve (130g) = 4.5 teaspoons of sugar