A Sneaky List Of Sugar’s Hiding Spots

The reality is, sugar is cheap. It adds flavour, we get addicted,…

The reality is, sugar is cheap. It adds flavour, we get addicted, and we constantly crave more. So how do they get away with it?

It’s hidden in almost everything – everything in a package anyway.

Secret names for sugar:

Dry sugar

  • Barley malt
  • Beet sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • Buttered sugar
  • Cane juice crystals
  • Cane sugar
  • Caster sugar
  • Coconut sugar
  • Corn sweetener
  • Crystalline fructose
  • Date sugar
  • Dextran, malt powder
  • Ethyl maltol
  • Fruit juice concentrate
  • Golden sugar
  • Invert sugar
  • Maltodextrin
  • Maltose
  • Molasses
  • Muscovado sugar
  • Panela
  • Palm sugar
  • Organic raw sugar
  • Rapadura sugar
  • Evaporated cane juice
  • Confectioner’s (powdered) sugar

Liquid sugar

  • Agave nectar
  • Carob syrup
  • Golden syrup
  • High-fructose corn syrup
  • Honey
  • Malt syrup
  • Maple syrup
  • Oat syrup
  • Rice bran syrup
  • Rice syrup

Where it’s hiding:

  • Pasta sauces
  • Muesli/granola bars
  • Yogurt
  • Instant oatmeal
  • Salad dressings
  • Energy drinks
  • Packaged fruit
  • Coleslaw
  • Iced tea
  • Dried fruit
  • Ketchup
  • Barbecue sauce
  • Chinese takeaway

The golden rule is this. If it’s packaged it’s almost definitely filled with added sugar. 

If packaged food is unavailable, look for labels that have less than 5g of sugar per 100g.

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