These Foods Have More Sugar Than a Krispy Kreme Donut

These Foods Have More Sugar Than a Krispy Kreme Donut


These Foods Have More Sugar Than a Krispy Kreme Donut


According to Krispy Kreme, there are 8g of sugar in a Traditional Cake Doughnut, 10g in an Original Glazed Doughnut and 20g in a Chocolate Iced Glazed Doughnut.

Related: Healthy Snacks with Little to No Sugar

Soda, fruit and sports drinks are all loaded with sugar and doing more harm than good to our overall health. Sugary drinks are damaging our bodies; they cause harm to our hearts, aid in obesity and affect our physical appearance. According to, “Americans now consume 200 to 300 more calories each day than we did 30 years ago; more than half of those excess calories come from sugar-sweetened drinks.”

According the American Heart Association the maximum amount of sugar men should eat in a day is 37.9 grams and for women 25 grams.

Flavored Coffee Drinks

Our go-to drink first thing in the morning, coffee, may actually be detrimental to our diets. Depending on how you like it prepared, you may be consuming a ridiculous amount of sugar. One grande Caramel Frappuccino from Starbucks contains 66g of sugar. Other sugary coffee drinks include Dunkin’ Donuts Vanilla Chai – 46g, Au Bon Pain Frozen Caramel Latte – 91g, and McDonald’s McCafe Mocha – 42g.

Chocolate Milk


There have been quite a few schools eliminating chocolate milk from their menus, and for good reason – it contains added sugar. One full cup of chocolate milk has 23.9g of sugar, according to HealthGrove.

Energy Drinks

Energy drinks are not only dangerous due to their high caffeine content, but they are also bad for your health. 8.4 fl oz of Red Bull contains 27g of sugar. There are 54g of sugar in 16oz Monster energy drinks, according to myfitnesspal.



Although they may seem like a healthy snack, cranberries may be just as bad as candy. 40g of dried, sweetened cranberries contains 26g of sugar, according to SELFNutritionData.

Canned Fruit Cocktail


Packed in heavy syrup, canned fruit is loaded with sugar and calories. Canned fruit cocktail with heavy syrup, drained, has 36.7g of sugar, according to SELFNutritionData. Opt for a variety that contains water or real fruit juice instead.

Iced Tea

Iced tea is usually artificially sweetened. According to myfitnesspal, 8 fl. oz. of Gold Peak Sweetened Iced Tea contains 21g of sugar; 16oz. of Snapple Iced Tea Lemon contains 36g of sugar; and 12 fl. oz. of Brisk Lemon Iced Tea contains 20g of sugar.

Granola Bars


Granola Bars are meant to be a quick and healthy on-the-go snack, but some are really high in sugar. According to Fooducate, there are 11g of sugar in one package of Nature Valley’s Crunchy Oats ‘n Honey and there are 12g of sugar per one bar of Mariani Honey Bar.

Almond Milk

Snack on raw almonds and choose regular milk over almond milk. Why? According to Dr. Mercola, “most almond milk contains hardly any almonds, mostly water, added sugars, and a smattering of vitamins for good measure.” There are 13g of sugar per one cup of Silk Almond Milk vanilla flavored, according to Fooducate.

Bottled Smoothies


Smoothies, when you blend them yourself with fruit and milk or yogurt, can be a healthy option. Commercially produced smoothies, on the other hand, usually have very high sugar content. One serving – 8 fl oz – of Bolthouse Farms Strawberry Banana Smoothie contains 37g of sugar.


Most muffins purchased in stores are filled with processed sugar and processed fats, Fitnea says. Surprisingly enough, banana-raisin muffins have more sugar than an original glazed Krispy Kreme donut – 13g compared to 10g.