Sugar: Do You Know How Much Sugar Is In These Popular Kid's Snacks?

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We all know we eat too much sugar.

In modern supermarket foods, the white stuff isn’t only packed into biscuits and sweets, but lots of readymade meals, pasta sauces, cereals and other things with ‘hidden’ sugars.

It is important to know what’s in your food, so you don’t get fooled into buying ‘healthy’ snacks that have as much sugar (or sometimes even more) than a chocolate bar.

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The NHS recommends the following guidelines for your children’s daily allowance:

  • 19 grams for children aged 4-6 years.
  • 24 grams for children aged 7-10 years.

  • 30 grams (roughly seven cubes) for children aged 11 and older.

But do you know how much sugar is the in snacks you feed your children and are you always picking the healthiest option?

Jordan's Frusli Bars
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9.9g sugar per bar
Frosties Snack Bar
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8g sugar per bar
Cadbury's Brunch Bar
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13g sugar per bar
Tesco Everyday Apple Juice
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20.7g sugar per carton
Robinson's Fruit Shoot
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2.2g sugar per carton
Cadbury's Animals Snack Pack
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6.1g sugar per pack
Cadbury's Mini Fingers Snack Pack
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7.7g sugar per pack
Jammie Dodgers Mini Snack Pack
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5.6g sugar per pack
Tesco Dried Mango Snack Pack
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23g sugar per bag
Frubes Yoghurts
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10.2g sugar per serving
Petit Filous Yoghurts
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12.2g sugar per serving
Danone Actimel Kid's Yoghurts
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11.2g sugar per serving
Shreddies Cereal
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11g sugar per 30g serving
Cheerios Cereal
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6g sugar per 30g serving
Coco Pops Cereal
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11g sugar per 30g serving