How Much Sugar Is In Tonic Water?

by Tia Janes September 27, 2018

Many of us choose to drink tonic water because it appears to be healthier than other sweeter tasting mixers, however when we did a little digging we discovered that the average tonic water has over 6.5 teaspoons of sugar and over 100 calories per bottle! 

Here is an interesting comparison of the sugar and calorie content in common drink mixers;

Soft drink (300gm)

33g of sugar (7.8 teaspoons of sugar)

123 Calories 

Tonic Water (300gm)

27grams of sugar (6.5 teaspoons of sugar) 

102 Calories 

Fruit Juice (300gm) 

27 grams of sugar (6.5 teaspoons of sugar) 

102 Calories 

Ginger Ale (300gm)

27 grams of sugar (6.5 teaspoons of sugar)

102 calories 


For those of you looking to ditch the high carb mixers here is a list of mixers that are better alternatives; 

 Soda Water (300gm)

0 grams of sugar 

0 calories 

 Tomato Juice (300gm)

10.8 grams of sugar (2.5 teaspoons of sugar) 

51 calories 

Flavoured Sparkling Water (300gmaverage

15 grams of sugar (3 teaspoons of sugar) 

58 calories 

Nexba Tonic Waters (300ml)

0 grams of sugar

8 calories 

Nexba Sparkling Waters (300ml)

0 grams of sugar 

5 calories

Nexba Soft Drinks (300ml) 

0 grams of sugar 

6 calories 


Note; 
Diet soft drinks with no sugar can be a great low calorie option however, as recent research shows that artificial sweeteners can be toxic to your gut microbiome we prefer to stay clear!

Low and high sugar alcohol drink mixers




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