Saturday 5 December 2015

That sugar photo

You may have seen this photo doing the rounds on social media in recent months. It purports to show how much sugar is contained in each of these drinks:

I had grave doubts about this image from the first moment I saw it. 2015 was the year that everybody became aware that a can of Coke contains nine teaspoons of sugar. Quite obviously, there are more than nine teaspoons in the bag shown above. Indeed, there barely seems to be room for all that sugar in the can, let alone the other ingredients.

I never got round to testing this photo empirically, but I'm pleased to say that the good people at Merseyside Skeptics have. This is what it should look like:

Do have a read of the whole article.

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