Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Ice Break No Added Sugar is not low in sugar

Ice Break have released a "No Added Sugar" version of their iced coffee flavoured milk. There's still 36g of sugar in a 500mL bottle, though, which means "no added sugar" doesn't really mean "low sugar". For comparison, ordinary full-cream milk has about 5g of sugar per 100mL, which is 2g/100mL less than this.

2g is about half a teaspoon, which isn't much of a difference. 36g, however, converts to 7.2 teaspoons of sugar, or about 3.5 teaspoons per cup. That's a bit over the top, and that's what you get in a "No Added Sugar" Ice Break: almost twice the sugar a sweet-tooth puts in his or her ordinary coffee.

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PS - Regular Ice Break, of course, contains much more sugar than that.
PPS - 9.5g/100mL, or over 11 teaspoons per cup.

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