sugar stacks

i don’t know if the rest of the world has already seen this, but i’ve just stumbled on the most brilliant website, and it’s making me rethink the way i look at food (especially sodas).

it’s called sugar stacks, and what it does is basically show you how much sugar the food portrayed has, using stacks of white sugar cubes (4g). like so:

1 serving of carrots: 4g of sugar

can of cola: 39g of sugar
small bottle: 65g of sugar
1L bottle: 108g of sugar

starbucks mocha frappuccino + cream: 47g of sugar

jell-o, 1 serving: 19g of sugar

of course, not all sugar is created equal, but still it gives you a very different perspective on the things you’re eating. i mean, i’d never put that much sugar in my tea/coffee, so i’ll definitely think twice next time i reach for a cola in the office… many more at

3 comments to “sugar stacks”

  • Carina says:

    Olá Ana, estou a adorar os teus posts diários :-)

    São muito interessantes.

    Continua a escrever assim, por favor!

  • Nathalie says:

    Some of it is indeed quite surprising. Almost no sugar in ketchup ! And so much of it in bananas !

  • TC says:

    nice visualization… but also a good example why not to believe in “seeing”..

    a bit tricky as the measurements used in pictures aren’t exactly the same…
    almost no sugar in “one tbs” of catsup? it is actually 4/17 percent sugar…. yayi…

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