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Sugar In Soft Drinks Summary
Carbohydrates in Soft Drinks
by Vaughn Aubuchon

Which sodas contain the highest levels of sugar (carbohydrates)?
Orange sodas tend to have the most sugar, followed by the root beers.

The following list summarizes the carbohydrates found in 12 ounce cans of soda drinks. Those who need to reduce their sugar intake can select sodas from this soda sugar content summary list chart.

30

100

60

30

80

80

30

.
High Sugar in Soda Drinks - Summary Table
Listed by Total Carbs from Highest to Lowest (Col. 3)
Col. 1

Col. 2

Col. 3
Col. 4
Col. 5
Col. 6
Col. 7
Col. 8
Soda #

  Brand

.
From the Label on the Can
Other
Possibly
Harmful
Ingredients
Manuf.
TOTAL
CARBS
per Can

mg.
Can
Contents
Ounces
Carbs
per
12 Oz.
Drink
Sodium

mg.

-

.
SODA, Normally Sweetened

Mountain Dew Code Red

77

20

77 (20)

170

bromine - BVO

Pepsico

1

Orange Crush

52

12

52

70

bromine - BVO6

DPSG1

2

Sunkist Orange Soda

52

12

52

70

DPSG

3

Sunkist Solar Fusion

49

12

47

70

DPSG

4

A&W Root Beer3

47

12

47

65

DPSG

5

Mello Yellow

47

12

47

45

Coca-Cola4

62

Mountain Dew (#4 in sales)

47
46
44

12

47

-
65
-

bromine - BVO

Pepsico5

7

A&W Cream Soda

46 (45)

12

46

67.5

DPSG

8

Sun Drop

46

12

46

52.5

bromine - BVO

DPSG

92

Mountain Dew Code Red

45
12

45

105

bromine - BVO

Pepsico

10

Barq's Root Beer

45
12

45

70

Coca-Cola

11

Fanta Orange (#10 in sales)

44
12

44

55

bromine - BVO

Coca-Cola

122

Wild Cherry Pepsi

44
12

44

30

Pepsico

13

Mug Root Beer

43
12

43

65

Pepsico

14

Cherry Coca-Cola

42
12

42

35

Coca-Cola

15

Coca-Cola Vanilla

42
12

42

35

Coca-Cola

162

Dr. Pepper (#5 in sales)

40.5
12

41

52.5

DPSG

17

Pepsi Cola (#3 in sales)

41
12

41

30

Pepsico

18

Pepsi Caffeine Free

41
12

41

30

Pepsico

19

Coca-Cola Classic (#1)

40.5
39
12

40.5

45

Coca-Cola

20

RC Cola

40 (45)
12

40

52.5

Cott

21

Pibb Xtra

39

12

39

40

Coca-Cola

22

Sprite (#6 in sales)

38

12

39

65

Coca-Cola

24

Squirt

39

12

39

55

bromine - BVO

DPSG

25

Vernors Ginger Ale

39

12

39

?

DPSG

26

Seven-Up

39

12

39

45

DPSG

27

Canada Dry Ginger Ale

36

12

36

52.5

DPSG

28

Monster Nitrous

35 (39)

12

35

300

Hansen

29

Lipton Brisk Lemon

33

12

33

100

Unilever

NOTES:
1. DPSG = Doctor Pepper Snapple Group (formerly Cadbury-Schweppes)

2. Some brands are inconsistent - the carbs listed on the can depend upon WHICH CAN you happen to pick up - Dr. Pepper, Mountain Dew, Sprite, etc.

3. DPSG SUCKS - you must download their NutritionalInfo.PDF, then compute the value for a 12 oz. can, to get the nutritional information. This information does NOT agree with the can labels. In addition, they do NOT list the amounts of artificial sweeteners used.
4. Coca-Cola is good - Coca-Cola Nutrition Data
5. Pepsico is excellent - Pepsi Product Information

6. Bromine - Brominated vegetable oil

-

.
Soda,
Artificially Sweetened

Total
Carbs per Can
mgs.
Can
Contents
in
Ounces
Carbs
per
12 Oz.
Drink
Sodium
Other
Possibly
Harmful
Ingredients
Manuf.
1

Coca-Cola Zero

0

12

0

42

87- aspartame
47- acesulfame

Coca-Cola

2

Diet Coke (#2 in sales)

0

12

0

42

188- aspartame

Coca-Cola

3

Coca-Cola Vanilla Zero

0

12

0

40

34- aspartame

Coca-Cola

4

Diet Pepsi (#7 in sales)

0

12

0

35

177- aspartame

Pepsico

5

Sunkist Diet Orange

0

12

0

120

???- aspartame

DPSG

6

Diet Dr. Pepper (#9 in sales)

0

12

0

52.5

???- aspartame
???- phenylalanine

DPSG

7

Diet Mountain Dew (#8 in sales)

0

12

0

52.5

85- aspartame
28- acesulfame
26- sucralose

Pepsico

8

Diet Mug Root Beer

0

12

0

65

189- aspartame

Coca-Cola

9

Fresca

0

12

0

36

75- aspartame
51- acesulfame
bromine - BVO

Coca-Cola

10

Pepsi One

0

12

0

35

44- acesulfame
60- sucralose

Pepsico

11

Tab

0

12

0

40

?

Coca-Cola

50

240-710

60

50

50

60

130

70


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This Vaughns Soda Sugar Content summary
was last updated on 2014-08-07.