Monday, December 2, 2013

HOW Many Teaspoons of Sugar in a Can of Coke?

Dr. Briffa recently blogged that Coca-Cola misrepresented how many teaspoons of sugar are in a can of Coke. A Coca-Cola executive said there were six; Dr. Briffa calculates that there are 8.66 teaspoons: 35 grams of sugar divided by 4.5 grams per teaspoon equals 8.66 teaspoons.

But by my calculations, 35/4.5 = 7.78. I posted a comment to Dr. Briffa's blog, but it wasn't published and is no longer awaiting moderation.

All of us can't be right.

ETA: Dr. Briffa published my comment.


TJ said...

There are way too many teaspoons of sugar in a can of Coke = TRUE

Lowcarb team member said...

Way, way too many teaspoons of sugar.

But, I'd also heard they include salt too so you feel thirstier and want another Coca-Cola. How true this is I don't know but it makes you wonder.

All the best Jan

Lori Miller said...

I hadn't heard abou the salt. But there's something in it that gave me withdrawal (stomach ache, headache, mental fogginess) for a few days after I quit cold turkey.