If you’re one of those calorie counters who also wants to know how much sugar you consume as you slurp and snack your way through the day, you might want to check out Sugar Stacks, which has a visual representation of the equivalent number of sugar cubes that are contained within some popular snack items.
For example, a 12-ounce can of Coca Cola contains 140 calories and the equivalent of 10 cubes of sugar.
A 20-ounce bottle of Mountain Dew has 290 calories and the equivalent of 19 ½ cubes of sugar.
Some other popular consumer treats are:
- A 20-ounce McDonald’s medium chocolate shake, with 770 calories, has the equivalent of 28 cubes of sugar
- A 16-ounce Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino, with 380 calories, has the equivalent of 12 cubes of sugar
- A Package of Twinkies, with 290 calories, has the equivalent of 10 cubes of sugar
Healthier items include:
- One serving of fresh strawberries, with 47 calories, has the equivalent of 1 ½ cubes of sugar
- Two caramel rice cakes, with 112 calories, has the equivalent of two cubes of sugar
- Eight baby carrots, with 30 calories, has the equivalent of 1 cube of sugar
It’s pretty sobering to see the little cubes stacked up next to the food items and realize that we’re all consuming way more sugar than we should.