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Which Of These Drinks Would Be Affected By The Greens Sugar Tax?

The proposed tax will increase the cost of drinks with more than five grams of sugar by 20%.

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Greens leader Richard Di Natale has proposed a new tax on sugary drinks.

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Basically, the tax would add 20% to the retail price of every drink that contains more than 5g of added sugar per 100ml. Every dollar from the new tax would be reinvested into public health and health education.

But what drinks would the tax actually change the price of?

Let's see how well you know your sugar content, shall we?

  1. Would the tax affect a can of Coke?

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    Yeah.
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    Nah.
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    Wrong!

    A can of Coke has10.6g per 100ml.

  2. How about a can of Diet Coke?

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    I think so.
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    No way.
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    Wrong!

    A can of Diet Coke contains exactly zero sugar.

  3. Would the tax affect Cocobella Pure Mango Coconut Water?

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    I reckon.
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    As if.
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    Wrong!

    Cocobella Pure Mango Coconut Water contains 6.6g of sugar per 100ml.

  4. Next up, Ribena Blackcurrant Fruit Drink.

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    Sure.
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    Doubt it.
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    Wrong!

    This ready-to-drink Ribena has 10.2g per 100ml.

  5. Or a can of Red Bull?

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    Lol of course.
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    I think it'll have less than 5g.
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    Wrong!

    A can of Red Bull has 11g of sugar per 100ml.

  6. What do you think about this blue Gatorade?

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    I think yes.
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    I think no.
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    Blue Bolt Gatorade has 6g of sugar per 100ml.

  7. How about this Bonsoy soy milk?

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    It's got to have more than 5g.
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    I don't think it would.
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    Wrong!

    Bonsoy soy milk has 2.2g of sugar per 100ml.

  8. Do you believe that this strawberry Moove would be taxed?

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    I do.
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    I do not.
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    Wrong!

    Strawberry Moove has 9.3g of sugar per 100ml.

  9. And how about Pop Tops?

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    I think they're sugar-free.
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    I think they're the total opposite.
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    Wrong!

    Apple Pop Tops have 6.1g of sugar per 100ml.

 
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