Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

How much sugar is really in your favourite soft drink?

How much weight did I put on during that beach break? What score is the England vs Spain game? Does Vladimir Putin secretly want a hug?

Some questions, as you might well agree, are better off left unanswered.

Normally we’d say the same of how much sugar is lurking in our favourite cans of pop. But then we chanced upon the work of food artist Henry Hargreaves, whose latest work imaginatively (and scientifically) borrows the use of lollipops to reveal the extent of the sugar amounts our favourite drinks are piled with.

“I decided to do an experiment to show what's in soft drinks after the water is boiled away, he tells us. — “in other words, dehydrating the hydrator”. Once boiled, Hargreaves took the remaining gloop from each drink, poured it into the lollipop moulds featuring the names of the respective drink, before adding a stick to complete the look, putting into perspective the sort of teeth-rotting mess we consume without ever truly realising.

Unsurprisingly, it's a lot, and have to be a monster to ever drink a can of Monster again. Take a look at the gallery below to browse through the best of them.

It’s certainly food for thought. Sweet, sweet, sugar-covered food for thought.

Henryhargreaves.com

Related

Kernel.jpg

The 21 best British craft beers you need to drink before you die

capture 9.JPG

The 15 #foodporn Instagram Accounts You Need To Follow

rexfeatures_1467442a.jpg

Facebook Revealed How You Laugh Online (And This Is What It Says About

spaceveg.jpg

NASA Is Doing Something In Space Today That's Never Been Done Before

Food1.jpg

7 Ridiculously Meta Foods That Are Basically 'The Inception' Of Snacks

suntory2.jpg

Japanese Whisky Company Is Sending Booze To Space. Because Science.

More

The 10 cheapest places in the world to buy a beer in 2017

Important holiday planning information

by Tom Victor
22 Aug 2017

25 discontinued British foods we need to bring back immediately

Gone before their time

by Gary Ogden
22 Aug 2017

Your veggie mates are probably getting drunk and eating meat

Know anyone who does this?

by Alex Finnis
21 Aug 2017

We asked burger experts to design the perfect patty for the apocalypse

May as well die happy - while eating a burg

by Chris Sayer
18 Aug 2017

You can get free chips delivered right to your desk today

It's easy, and anyone can do it

by Tom Victor
18 Aug 2017

The 50 best restaurants in the UK have been named

Prepare for some 10/10 food porn

by Tom Victor
17 Aug 2017

What your coffee order says about you

According to an actual barista

by Carl Anka
16 Aug 2017

Aldi’s £18 whisky has been crowned one of the best in the world

They're getting good at this booze thing

by Tom Victor
16 Aug 2017

All hail Nigel Slater, the Quiet King of Cookery

The dangerously sensual chef makes cooking seem like the most enjoyable thing in the world

by Josh Baines
15 Aug 2017

There's a very cynical reason behind why crisp packets are so noisy

God damn them

by Emily Reynolds
15 Aug 2017