Sugar is the world’s predominant sweetener. Granulated sugar, which is often sucrose (also called “table sugar”), is widely used commercially and comes from the sugar cane plant or sugar beet (a root crop). Sucrose is broken down in the body into fructose and glucose.

Energy drinks can be sweetened with sugar or a range of intense sweeteners (e.g. aspartame). The amount of sugar used in energy drinks is comparable to the levels found in popular fruit juices

Apple Juice

100 ml

Apple Juice

7 – 10 g

Orange Juice

100 ml

Orange Juice

6 – 11 g

Grape Juice

100 ml

Grape Juice

12 – 18 g

Conventional Soft Drink

100 ml

Soft Drinks

10 – 12 g

Bubble Tea

100 ml

Bubble Tea

12 g

Ice Cream

100 ml

Ice Cream

16 g