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Can You Guess Which Has More Sugar?

Are you carb-obsessed or sugar-stumped? Put your sweet know-how to the test by sizing up two treats to see which one has more sugar.

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  1. 1.

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    Incorrect
    Flavored water (20 ounces)
    Flavored water (20 ounces)
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Two donuts
    Two donuts
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Flavored water

    The flavored water takes the win with 31g of sugar! Guess there's more than just flavoring — there's also loads of sugar. However, decadent donuts still pack a sugary punch with 22g.

    Flavored water
  2. 2.

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    Incorrect
    Orange juice (15.2 ounces)
    Orange juice (15.2 ounces)
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Four donuts
    Four donuts
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Orange juice

    OJ isn't a great way to start your day with a hefty serving of 45g of sugar. However, four donuts are only a hair behind with 44g of sugar.

    Orange juice
  3. 3.

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    Incorrect
    17 gummy bears
    17 gummy bears
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Energy drink (12 ounces)
    Energy drink (12 ounces)
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Energy drink!

    The energy drink may give you that boost you want, but it’s also giving a boost of 37g of sugar. Better eat a few more gummy bears if you want the same sugar kick... they have 19g.

    Energy drink!
  4. 4.

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    Incorrect
    Sports drink (20 ounces)
    Sports drink (20 ounces)
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Three donuts
    Three donuts
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Sports drink!

    Those sports drinks really muscle their way to the top with a whopping 34g of sugar, barely edging out 3 donuts at 33g.

    Sports drink!
  5. 5.

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    Incorrect
    Four churros
    Four churros
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Sweet tea (20 ounces)
    Sweet tea (20 ounces)
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Sweet tea!

    They don’t call it sweet tea for nothing — this syrupy drink contains 65g of sugar! Four churros, despite being coated in the stuff, have less than half that at 32g of sugar.

    Sweet tea!
  6. 6.

    Correct
    Incorrect
    Sports drink (20 ounces)
    Sports drink (20 ounces)
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Soda can (12 ounces)
    Soda can (12 ounces)
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Soda can!

    It’s a tight race here, but the soda wins with 39g of sugar despite 8 fewer ounces. Sports drink is still plenty sweet, though, with 34g.

    Soda can!
  7. 7.

    Correct
    Incorrect
    Orange juice (15.2 ounces)
    Orange juice (15.2 ounces)
    Correct
    Incorrect
    34 gummy bears
    34 gummy bears
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Orange juice!

    Check out that liquid sunshine — it has 45g of sugar, as opposed to 34 gummy bears, which have 38g. How long would it take to eat 34 gummy bears?

    Orange juice!
  8. 8.

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    Incorrect
    Chocolate milk (14 ounces)
    Chocolate milk (14 ounces)
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Iced latte (9.5 ounces)
    Iced latte (9.5 ounces)
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The chocolate milk!

    Milk does a body good, but with added sugar and chocolate it tops out at 44g of sugar. At 32g, a simple iced latte isn’t so innocent, either.

    The chocolate milk!
  9. 9.

    Correct
    Incorrect
    Bottled smoothie (15.2 ounces)
    Bottled smoothie (15.2 ounces)
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Five donuts
    Five donuts
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Five donuts!

    It’s probably not surprising that five donuts contain a cavity-inducing 55g of sugar. More surprising? A bottled smoothie contains 51g.

    Five donuts!
  10. 10.

    Correct
    Incorrect
    Bottled water (16.9 ounces)
    Bottled water (16.9 ounces)
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Boxed juice (6 ounces)
    Boxed juice (6 ounces)
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Boxed juice!

    Boxed juice — aww, it’s so tiny, so portable, so convenient for thirsty kids. But lurking beneath that innocent cardboard exterior is 20g of sugar. Water, of course, has zero. What’s in your kid’s cup?

    Boxed juice!

As you can see from the results of the quiz, many beverages contain sugar.

Some of these beverages, like juice, are often presented as healthy and marketed to kids. True, they can have lots of vitamins and taste good, but the sugar feeds bacteria that cause cavities. And those cavities can actually spread from baby teeth to adult teeth. Healthy teeth and bodies need water. Help us spread this message to everyone!

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Research provided by Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation. Sugar content based on average nutritional information gathered from similar product websites. For nutritional information on the products you consume, see nutrition labels.

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