Hold the Sugar. Exposing the Sugar Content of Popular Beverages

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Before you grab that pick me up after a day of shopping ever wonder how much sugar a typical Grande White Chocolate Mocha from Starbucks has? Or even a seemingly healthy Manga-A-Go-Go smoothie from Jamba Juice? 

These amounts are often larger than expected.

As the Holiday Season gears up traditional sweet treats, loaded with the delicious and damaging sugar contents, will magically appear in various form, supplied by the unknown Secret Santa's, his helpers, magical elves, who are all depositing sugary loaded Chocolates treats, cookies, and candies in every office everywhere.

The World Health Organization has released new guidelines that suggest keeping sugar intake below 25g per day.

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Which of the most popular beverages exceed that limit in a single serving?

To guard against excess, below are the totals from some common drinks.

Top Findings:

Jamba Juice Original Size Mango-a-Go-Go

105 g sugar

26.25 teaspoons of sugar

491 Calories

Chocolate McCafe Shake

77 g sugar

19.25 teaspoons of sugar

560 Calories

White Chocolate Mocha from Starbucks (with whipped cream)

59 g Sugar 

14.75 teaspoons of sugar

470 Calories


33 g Sugar 

8.25 teaspoons of sugar

138 Calories

Red Bull

25.95g Sugar 

6.49 teaspoons of sugar

116 Calories

AirZona Iced Tea

21.86 g Sugar 

5.47 teaspoons of sugar

89 Calories

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Pasha Gurevich is a Scientist at LabDoor. Previously, Pasha worked on cancer cell biology at UCSF and on the clinical pharmacology of antibody-based drugs at Genentech. He has a BA in Molecular and Cell Biology - University of California, Berkeley.

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