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We measured how much sugar is in your favourite fizzy drinks

HOW MUCH?

THIS STRIKING IMAGE OF the amount of sugar contained in a can of Red Bull in the US has gone viral.

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The person who posted it claims to have measured out 39g of sugar to exhibit the “dosage in my almost daily Red Bull”.

Some say that the image could be misleading due to the relative size of the scales used (they’re very small), so we decided to take a look for ourselves.

What does the sugar in some of your favourite fizzy drinks actually look like?

We’ll start with the less scary ones (sugar-wise)…

Diet Coke 330ml - 0g sugar

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Diet Club Orange 330ml - 4g sugar

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Coca-Cola Life 330ml – 22g sugar

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Sprite 330ml – 22g sugar

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Orangina 250ml – 25g

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Red Bull 250ml - 27.5g sugar

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San Pellegrino Orange 330ml - 32g sugar

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Lucozade Original 380ml – 33.1g sugar

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7-Up 330ml – 34.3g sugar

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Coke 330ml - 35g sugar

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Fanta 330ml – 40g sugar *

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Club Orange 330ml - 42.9g sugar*

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*The local Costcutter had run out of both Fanta and Club Orange. We bet you couldn’t even tell (not to scale, obviously)

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Emer McLysaght

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