Foods High In Sugar, High In Sugar Products, Top Foods That Are High in Sugar

5 Foods That Are Surprisingly High In Sugar


When reading the labels on items of food in a local supermarket, it is not surprising that there is a lot of sugar in the products such as soda, cake mix, cookies, jelly and ice cream. However it comes as a shock when you find that bottles of barbecue or pasta sauce contain 12 grams of sugar or more or a healthy-sounding bottled tea contains 50 grams. Below are 5 of those foods that may come as a surprise to you.

1.Packaged Or Canned Fruit


You probably won’t expect to find loads of sugar in packaged fruit even when the packages state “in a light syrup” such as diced pears or peaches that have been made out of “real fruit” such as Fruit Chillers Sorbet. Below are a few examples:

DelMonte Fruit Chillers Frozen Fruit Sorbet: an individual cup contains 190 calories and 26 grams of sugar

• Dole Diced peaches prepared in a light syrup, one serving contains 80 calories and 18 grams of sugar

• DelMonte diced mandarin oranges or pears in a light syrup contains 70 calories and 17 grams of sugar in a single serving

2.Muffin Mixes And Prepared Muffins


On Fiber One’s muffin mix sugar is the very first of the listed ingredients and each muffin will contain about 15 grams of sugar. The serving size of the packaged muffins can vary significantly but even small ones contain over 15 grams in sugar content. Some examples include:

Otis Spunkmeyer Chocolate Chip Muffins, a single muffin contains 420 calories and 32 grams of sugar

• Weight Watchers Double Chocolate or Blueberry Muffins contain 190 calories and 21 grams of sugar in each muffin

• Little Debbie Blueberry Muffins, contain around 190 calories and 16 grams of sugar for each muffin

3.Breakfast Cereals


It comes as no surprise that the common “high-sugar” cereals that the Americans are familiar with include Cap’n Crunch, Reese’s Puffs and Froot Loops all contain approximately 12 grams of sugar per a serving. But here are some cereals that are supposedly healthier that contain the same if not more sugar content than the well-known sweet varieties:

Kellogg’s Cracklin’Oat Bran a ¾ cup contains 200 calories and 15 grams of sugar

• Kellogg’s Smart Start Strong Heart, Original Antioxidant, 1 cup contains 190 calories and 14 grams of sugar

• Quaker Oatmeal Squares, 1 cup contains 210 calories and 13 grams of sugar

4.Bottled Pasta Sauces


A few of the bottled pasta sauces contain double sometimes triple the amount of sugar when compared to other types. Below are a few of these products:

• Prego Fresh Mushroom Italian Sauce, just ½ cup contains 90 calories and around 11 grams in sugar

• Prego 3-Cheese Sauce contains 80 calories and 11 grams of sugar in a ½ cup serving

• Bertolli Vineyard Marinara contains around 80 calories and 12 grams of sugar in only half a cup

• Newman’s Own Tomato and Basil contains 90 calories and 12 grams of sugar in a ½ cup serving



One should think by now that most consumers are aware that any sweetened yogurt comes with a high amount of sugar. It is suggested to enjoy a food type such as yogurt without the added sugars, it is advisable to add your own flavors and buy only the plain yogurt varieties. The other options are to buy a yogurt that uses an alternative sweetener. Some of the examples of yogurt brands that contain high amounts of sugar include:

• Yoplait Original 99% fat free, the Lemon Burst flavor that comes in 6 ounce portions contains 180 calories and 31 grams of sugar

• Yoplait Strawberry Thick and Creamy contains 180 calories and 28 grams of sugar in a 6 ounce serving

• Yoplait Original 99% fat free is Boysenberry flavor contains 170 calories per a serving as well as 27 grams of sugar

Leave a Reply