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Sweet Tooth Maths 3

March 27, 2013

Food Scientists check to see if the stated sugar content of food equals the actual sugar content. Here is a medium sized Macdonald’s Coke.

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The size of a medium sized coke is:

 590ml (Australia) containing 55 g sugar.

621 ml (21 fl oz) USA containing 58 g sugar

 400ml (UK) with 42 g sugar.

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You can get nutrition information for Macdonald’s coke for Australia here , the USA here and the UK here.

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Food Science Maths

Q 1. Calculate the percentage sugar in Maccas cokes in Australia, the USA and the UK assuming 1 ml coke weighs 1 g.

Ans: 9.3% (Aus), 9.3% (USA) and 10.5% (UK)

Here are some interesting results for the Goran Labs. This table shows you the % variation in sugar content of soft drink samples.

Sugar Content cf stated

Q2. Calculate the actual amount of sugar for by weight for each medium sized Macdonalds coke if, as shown in the graph above, there was 28% more sugar than stated on the nutrition panel, in the brochure or on the website.

Ans: 70.4 g (Aus), 74.2 g (USA) and 53.7g

Well, chug-a-lug mathspiggies, you can see which country is getting a big sugar hit at Maccas.

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