Binge Eating Ben and Jerrys

I know we have done other posts on Ben and Jerry’s but the only flavor we have compared is vanilla. Now it is time to compare more flavors… let’s get into it!

So the flavors we will be comparing are Chocolate Fudge, Strawberry Cheesecake, Cherry Garcia, Chocolate, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Peanut Butter, and Phish Food.

(I know what you are thinking, PHISH FOOD?!? Look it up, it’s seems good.)

Since we are not made of cash we cannot actually buy all of the flavors but we used our trusty calorieking.com and here we go!

Chocolate Fudge has 27 grams of sugar per serving

Strawberry Cheesecake has 22 grams of sugar per serving

Cherry Garcia has 23 grams of sugar per serving

Plain Chocolate has 21 grams of sugar per serving

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough has 25 grams of sugar per serving

Peanut Butter has 24 grams of sugar per serving

Phish Food has 28 grams of sugar per serving

All of those average out to around 24.3 grams per serving, or half a cup. That means with one scoop of ice cream you will fulfill all of daily sugar need. That is ridiculous!

But the thing is everybody knows that ice cream is bad for you but they keep eating it anyways.

If your ice cream addiction is going through the roof to a level 11 come back on Monday for a new inventive way to keep the taste but not the sugar!

#benandjerrysisouttokillus

~Thomas

Nutella, the Nutty One

 

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Nutella and toast, Nutella on a spoon, Nutella with an apple, the list goes on and on.

It is no lie that Nutella goes with practically everything. Many people would think that Nutella is a nutritious part of a nutritious breakfast. I mean it says made with hazelnuts and is even the Hazelnut Spread.

The problem with that logic is that in one serving of Nutella there are 20 grams of sugar! That is practically your whole days worth of sugar on your morning toast. That is outrageous!

So next time you get out of bed craving that nutty spread, think twice before you sit down to watch the morning cartoons.

#StopTheSpread

By: Thomas K.

The so CLIFF BARS

 

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Have you ever thought a Chocolate Chip Cliff Bar as a “healthy” snack?

Well, it actually has more than half of your daily sugar value. 1 Chocolate Chip Cliff Bar has 18 grams of added sugar. So if you eat 2 Cliff Bars you have gone over the daily amount of sugar, 24 grams. So your healthy snack is not so healthy after all.

#cliffyoushouldnotclimb

By: Kaylee R, Sophie B, and Dabney H

 

 

Angel Food Cake… or Demon Food Cake

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For something not very rich, it’s very rich in sugar.

Some of you may have had angel food cake before. You know, the light, fluffy, spongecake that’s great with strawberries or chocolate sauce. But plain, it’s quite flavorless. However, did you know that even though it might not taste so sweet, it is still quite sugary.

Using a dry mix produces 15 grams of sugar per one 1.8 ounce serving, and that’s not even with sauce. Lindt Chocolate sauce has 14 grams of sugar in just 2 tablespoons! Combined that’s 29 grams of sugar, 5 grams over the recommended amount.

There is actually something called devil food cake, which is basically the opposite of angel food cake. It’s rich chocolate cake, with hot fudge, and even more sugary toppings. It’s not much better, 12.8 grams of sugar per ounce. Do a little math (multiply 12.8 by the 1.8  ounce serving from earlier) and you get 23 grams of sugar! I guess that’s why it’s called devil food cake.

#demonfoodcake

By: Jadon Wellum

Magical or Miserable Maple Syrup

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Maple syrup is a great addition to pancakes any day, but…

…there’s a reason it’s so good. It has a ton of sugar. One serving of Golden Corral’s maple syrup has 21 grams of sugar in one serving.  That’s just how much sugar is in the syrup. With the added sugar in pancakes, you’re eating over 24 grams of sugar during breakfast. You’re going over the daily amount of sugar just eating your breakfast.

#MapleSugar

By: Priya C.

Size is Deceptive

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People think yogurt is good for you, it can be, but not the way Dannon or Yoplait make it.

Both Danimals and Go-gurt have 10 grams of sugar, but that’s not the surprising part; One Danimals bottle is only 3.1 fluid ounces and one Go-gurt tube is only 2.3 fluid ounces.  To put that into comparison, 3.1 fluid ounces is only 6.2 tablespoons, 2.3 fl. oz is 4.6 tablespoons. That crazy to think about! The question is, how do they fit 10 grams of sugar into 2.3 and 3.1 fluid ounces?

 

#tinytastyandtoxic

By: Jadon W

Juices and Smoothies Snackdown!


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You thought both juices and smoothies are healthy, but their’s one that’s superior to the other.

There are many different factors that can affect this. A homemade smoothie or juice is better than store bought, and what you use in your smoothie/juice can change the results but here are the facts: An all-fruit smoothie has less sugar and more fiber than a fruit juice.

You may be asking, “What is this fiber and how does it make a smoothie better?” Basically, fiber is a carbohydrate your body cannot break down, so because of that it leaves your body feeling much fuller. When you make juice, although you get a lot of nutrients, you don’t get the filling fiber, making you want more food.

So basically, both are fairly healthy choices, but if you want to be filled, smoothies are you best choice.

Written by: Jadon W

Oreo V.S Oreo Thins

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Have you ever thought that Oreo Thins are just a marketing gimmick? Well if you think that, you are correct.

One Oreo thin has 3 grams of sugar.  One Original Oreo has 3.3 grams of sugar. The result surprised us. We thought that the one Oreo Thin would have a lot more sugar than a regular Oreo. The difference is only 0.3 grams though.

#Orenooo

By: Kaylee R.

Lemonade’s Not as Great as you Think.

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A glass of lemonade isn’t that sweet.

One serving of Minute Maid Lemonade has 44 grams of sugar. That’s almost twice the amount sugar a person should have in a day. It’s high in sugar, so next time you drink a glass of  lemonade, remember; it’s not as great as you think.

#NotSoSweetLemonade

By: Priya C.

Edited by: Augustus T.

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Merry Christmas

It’s that time of year…

Time for us to take a break from work and Christmas is just around the corner. This trackout is longer than usual we will be back on the 23rd of January. We are gonna go ride sleighs in Antarctica. Or maybe the #sugarkills team will try skydiving off of Mount Everest. Either way we are excited to track-out and having amazing holidays. We will back in 2017  hopefully gonna start the new year off with some new post.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

-Sugarkills Team