63 ways sugar is sneaky

Updated: Dec 14, 2020

I grew up knowing there where four types of sugar, white sugar, brown sugar, cane sugar and powdered sugar but I've learned just how young and naive I was. Sugar is disguised under many names and it's important to know these names so you can recognize them on a nutritional label. Let's begin.


1. Acesulfame-K (Sunett and Sweet One)

2. Agave Nectar

3. Aspartame (Equal and Sugar Twin) 

4. Barley malt

5. Beet Sugar

6. Blackstrap molasses

7. Brown rice syrup

8. Brown sugar

9. Buttered syrup

10. Cane juice crystals

11. Cane sugar

12. Caramel

13. Carob syrup

14. Castor syrup

15. Coconut sugar

16. Confectioner's sugar [powdered sugar]

17. Corn syrup

18. Corn syrup solids

19. Crystalline fructose

20. D-ribose

21. Date sugar

22. Demerara sugar

23. Dextrin

24. Dextrose

25. Diastatic malt

26. Ethyl maltol

27. Evaporated cane juice

28. Florida crystals

29. Fructose

30. Fruit juice

31. Fruit juice concentrate

32. Galactose

33. Glucose

34. Glucose solids

35. Golden sugar

36. Golden syrup

37. Grape sugar

38. High-Fructose Corn Syrup [HFCS]

39. Honey

40. Icing sugar

41. Invert sugar

42. Lactose

43. Malt syrup

44. Maltodextrin

45. Maltose

46. Maple syrup

47. Molasses

48. Muscovado sugar

49. Neotame (Newtame)

50. Panela sugar

51. Raw sugar

52. Refiner's syrup

53. Rice syrup

54. Saccharin (Sweet'N Low and Necta Sweet)

55. Sorbitol

56. Sorghum syrup

57. Stevia

58. Sucanat

59. Sucralose (Splenda)

60. Treacle sugar

61. Turbinado sugar

62. Xylitol

63. Yellow sugar


That's it. I wanted to keep this simple. Next week I'll dive into what are some negative effects of some of these from the list. Patience my little sugar cubes, okayyyy byeee!

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