According to Statistics Canada the average Canadian is consuming 26 teaspoons of sugar a day. That’s the equivalent of 40 kilos a year – twenty bags of sugar. All this, while the American Heart Association now recommends that people cut back on added sugar, dramatically. Men should have no more than 9 teaspoons a day. Women 6.

Hover your mouse over the items below to find out how many teaspoons of sugar are in some of the more popular grocery items Canadians buy each week.

For items not listed in the photo index, use the convertor on the right to convert the grams of sugar in your food into teaspoons.

The sugar content is listed on the back or side of the package under ‘Nutrition Labels’.