The Most Sugar Filled Drinks

Added sugars are the bane of our modern diet – and drinking sugar is arguably the easiest way to over-indulge.

Despite Coke’s new campaign saying they’re helping fight obesity, beverages can rack up the calories quickly.

What are the most sugary drinks?

Hype

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Per 8oz: 64 grams
Per 8.45oz / 250ml can: 67.5

Hype is an energy drink that is known for it’s “cotton candy” taste. That’s because it has an impressive amount of sugar in it.
Sources: 1

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McDonalds Frappe’ Mocha

Per 8oz: 41 grams
Per 12oz cup: 62 grams

Sources: 1

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Minute Maid Cranberry Grape

Per 8oz: 38 grams
15.2oz bottle: 72.2 grams

Note: “25% Fruit Juice”. Also – Cranberry drinks often have a lot of added sugar because cranberry is a very bitter fruit.
Sources: 1

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Rockstar Punched Guava

Per 8oz: 37 grams
Per 16oz can 74 grams

Not only does Guava have 74 grams of sugar per can, but they also add artificial sweeteners for an even sweeter taste! This one definitely so sweet that it makes your teeth hurt.

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Tropicana Twister Soda – Orange

Per 8oz: 35 grams
Per 20oz bottle: 87.5 grams
Sources: 1

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Sunkist Orange Soda

Per 8oz: 35 grams
Per 12oz can: 52 grams
Per 20oz bottle: 87.5 grams
Sources: 1

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Fanta Orange

Per 8oz: 34.3 grams
Per 12oz can: 51.5 grams
Per 20oz bottle: 85.8 grams
Sources: 1, 2

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Newman’s Own Limeade

Per 8oz: 34 grams
Per 16oz: 68 grams

This drink may not have any high fructose corn syrup, but still produces a huge blood sugar spike.

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Starbucks Salted Caramel Mocha Frappacino

Per 8oz: 33 grams
Per 16oz cup: 66 grams

Sources: 1

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Sun Drop

Per 8oz: 30 grams
Per 20oz bottle: 75 grams

Sources: 1

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Sobe Adrenaline Rush

Per 8oz: 33 grams
Per 8.3oz can: 35 grams
Per 16oz bottle: 66 grams
Sources: 1

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Mountain Dew

Per 8oz: 31 grams
Per 12oz can: 47 grams

Sources: 1

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RockStar

Per 8oz: 30 grams
Per 16oz can: 60 grams

Sources: sugar in drinks database.

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  1. Amanda 4 months ago

    I am drinking a gold peak tea that has 54g of sugar. I had no idea….

  2. Jimbo 4 months ago

    I drank red bull and died. 3 to 4 days period, do not drink I repeat pls
    my son george drank 1 can of redbull and he became retarded with cerebral palsey and now i have to wipe his ass for him!

  3. Ligma 4 months ago

    Is red bull bad for u when ur on a diet or can u have one like every 3-4 days ??

  4. Jennie 5 months ago

    I am a doctor and if you drink any of these everyday you get diabetes.

    • Unknown 5 months ago

      Actually I don’t want to be rude but drinking soda everyday does not give you diabetes. Diabetes is where your pancreas runs out of insulin and can not produce anymore. Now that is type one, type 2 is different, type two is caused by the lack of insulin in your pancreas, Type 2 diabetes develops when the body becomes resistant to insulin or when the pancreas stops producing enough insulin. Exactly why this happens is unknown, although genetics and environmental factors, such as excess weight and inactivity, seem to be contributing factors.
      Now I am 11 years old.

      • unknown 4 months ago

        sorry to burst your bubble but you actually can get diabetes if you drink one of these everyday because the amount of caffeine in these drinks reduces your insulin sensitivity which can lead to type 2 diabetes.
        now i am 15 years old

  5. Unknown 5 months ago

    Why isn’t Diet Coke or coco cola light in this.

  6. Josie 5 months ago

    Just drink water *says as she takes a sip of sprite*

  7. kashaf 6 months ago

    terrible

  8. Seema? 7 months ago

    yooooo im a nurse. named seema. how much sugar is in fat free milk?

  9. John 7 months ago

    with stabilized blood sugar your body burns more fat

  10. John 7 months ago

    Drink water

  11. John 7 months ago

    Theses drinks spike your insulin way up nt a smart choice.further more sugar is processed and a bad source of carbohydrate that quickly Jack’s your insulin up and your body stores it in your muscle tissues and liver.causeing weight gain,and possible diabetes.

  12. Keri Grayson 7 months ago

    Dude someone literally needs to put Fanta 🍑 in there list because one 16 ounce bottle contains 300 calories and 80 grams of sugar they need to get correct facts and know their info and know it is correct

  13. Tim Miltz

    Fanta Grape should be #2 at 46 grams of sugar.

  14. Gunnar Pearson

    what about Arizona Ice Teas? that’s about 80 grams of sugar in a liter can. That is insanity!

  15. belly

    boi stop you are bad

  16. boi67889

    why? idc i am still drinking it

  17. Sekuru Vury

    So what yo suggestion for a better cooldrink wthout all those healthy risks anyway.

  18. Aiden Wilton

    i believe that the hype drink is the mos sugary

  19. I do not wan't to give it out

    Some of these are believable, but i doubt Starbucks frappuccinos are on this list. They are unhealthy, but they shouldn’t be in the to list

  20. Jim CallzUout

    Sun Drop
    NUTRITION FACTS
    SERVING SIZE: 20 FL OZ
    SUGAR 75 G

    The source you linked has contradictory information…

    • Ted

      Thanks, it looks like the drink was reformulated since this was posted. I’ve updated it above.

  21. Ryan

    Kool Aid?

    • Ted

      That would depend on how much sugar you mix with it. One serving of the prepared version is 18 grams/ 8 ounces so doesn’t really make the list as most sugar filled.

  22. Luke

    Polar Orange Dry, not dry on sugar at 49g per 12oz…

  23. read this

    Rockstar Punched Guava kills anything…..

  24. Agnessa

    Its better if you just not eat or drink anything except water after 6

  25. Hugh G. Rekshon

    Addiction to sugar and caffeine KILLS!

  26. Hugh G. Rekshon

    Hahaha! I used to add 2 cups of sugar to a 2 quart pitcher of Kool-aid!

  27. Blah

    This list is totally wrong!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  28. kemetrice

    This was very interesting to know, I didnt know how much sugar can be in some of my favorite drinks. Now I know to avoid drinking so much soda. Its not healthy at all and now that I know pounds and pounds of sugar are used in many drinks, and we wouldnt know at all, because its sooooooooo good, but now ive tallied it down and ill stick to gatorade and water. 🙂 bye bye

    • Emily 7 months ago

      Don’t drink Gatorade unless you are a professional athlete! It can be worse than these sodas.

  29. sugarpost

    grapico has 50 grams of sugar

  30. Rog

    Lucie sounds like a bigot concerning Southerners even if she does have one friend from the region. Anyone who thinks frying vegetables and using 3 teaspoons of sugar for a 12 oz. glass of ice tea is the Southerner’s way of life has been misled by inaccurate stereotyping. I have lived in Texas and Mississippi as well as NYC and San Jose and there are some differences in cuisine but not much.

    If you think the manner of cooking makes that dramatic a difference, spend some time in France. I would sum up the French method of food preparation with the phrase, “just add butter and sugar to taste.”

  31. becca

    thax im doing my sciene project on this!!!!:)

  32. noor m

    i m keen interested to know your comments regarding the use of soft drinks that causing lot of gain in weight,also give few tips to reduce weight without loosing energy to carryout the daily routine work,without getting lazy,

    thanks a lot in advance,

    your sincerely,

    NOOR M,SOLANGI,
    KARACHI,PAKISTAN,

  33. therat

    so? If someone likes to drink sugar filled soda pop let them it’s their god given right. I drink nothing but Code Red mountain dew and I’m in excellent health. Never been to a doctor in my life, maintain a healthy weight, rarely get sick, don’t have diabetes, and still have most of my teeth in tact, I have 2 that need fillings but other than that no ill effects.

    I don’t buy all the sugar is bad for you hype. People who get fat have a lot more wrong with their diet than too much sugar. There is this thing called exorcise and if you exorcise you and drink lots of water to balance things out you can still enjoy all the soda your heart desires and stay healthy.

    I mean yeah if you drink too much sugary sodas and don’t get any water, don’t exorcise and don’t right otherwise then yeah your bound to develop health problems but out of all the members of my family I am the healthiest and like I drink 3 to 5 20oz Code Reds a day. But I also work a physical job and usually don’t eat a lot of junk food either.

  34. Charlie Kim

    wow…..Hype is riduculously crazy. i did the math and 1 oz. there is like around 8 grams of sugar, so in a regular 12oz can there is around 23 tea-spoon which is around 92 grams of sugar