Have you ever heard the story that there are 8 teaspoons of sugar in a can of pop? I heard this again last week and finally, with a pop and the internet in front of me looked it up.
Here is a table of the number of calories in different amounts of white sugar
|Sugar (Serving size)|
|Table Sugar, 1 level teaspoon (4g)|
|Table Sugar, 1 heaped teaspoon (6g)|
|Table Sugar, 1 cup|
|Table Sugar, average (1 cube)|
|Icing Sugar, 1 average tablespoon (12g)|
And the can of Coca Cola in front of me? It has 160 calories so that is 7 heaped teaspoons of sugar. It seems crazy becuase I could not imagine eating 7 teaspoons of sugar out of a bowl but drinking a can of pop is never difficult for me.