The Most Sugar Filled Drinks

By Jim F

Added sugars are the bane of our modern diet – and drinking sugar is arguably the easiest way to over-indulge.

Despite Coke’s new campaign saying they’re helping fight obesity, bevergaes can rack up the calories quickly.

What are the most sugary drinks?

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Hype

Per 8oz: 64 grams
Per 8.45oz / 250ml can: 67.5

Hype is an energy drink that is known for it’s “cotton candy” taste. That’s because it has an impressive amount of sugar in it.
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McDonalds Frappe’ Mocha

Per 8oz: 41 grams
Per 12oz cup: 62 grams

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Minute Maid Cranberry Grape

Per 8oz: 38 grams
15.2oz bottle: 72.2 grams

Note: “25% Fruit Juice”. Also – Cranberry drinks often have a lot of added sugar because cranberry is a very bitter fruit.
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Rockstar Punched Guava

Per 8oz: 37 grams
Per 16oz can 74 grams

Not only does Guava have 74 grams of sugar per can, but they also add artificial sweeteners for an even sweeter taste! This one definitely so sweet that it makes your teeth hurt.

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Tropicana Twister Soda – Orange

Per 8oz: 35 grams
Per 20oz bottle: 87.5 grams
Sources: 1

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Sunkist Orange Soda

Per 8oz: 35 grams
Per 12oz can: 52 grams
Per 20oz bottle: 87.5 grams
Sources: 1

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Fanta Orange

Per 8oz: 34.3 grams
Per 12oz can: 51.5 grams
Per 20oz bottle: 85.8 grams
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Newman’s Own Limeade

Per 8oz: 34 grams
Per 16oz: 68 grams

This drink may not have any high fructose corn syrup, but still produces a huge blood sugar spike.

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Starbucks Salted Caramel Mocha Frappacino

Per 8oz: 33 grams
Per 16oz cup: 66 grams

Sources: 1

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Sun Drop

Per 8oz: 30 grams
Per 20oz bottle: 75 grams

Sources: 1

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Sobe Adrenaline Rush

Per 8oz: 33 grams
Per 8.3oz can: 35 grams
Per 16oz bottle: 66 grams
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Mountain Dew

Per 8oz: 31 grams
Per 12oz can: 47 grams

Sources: 1

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RockStar

Per 8oz: 30 grams
Per 16oz can: 60 grams

Sources: sugar in drinks database.

127 Comments

  1. Tim Miltz

    Fanta Grape should be #2 at 46 grams of sugar.

    Reply
  2. Gunnar Pearson

    what about Arizona Ice Teas? that’s about 80 grams of sugar in a liter can. That is insanity!

    Reply