In this post, I am going to be sharing with you 11 different brands of Sweet N’ Sour Sauce ranked based on sugar content. Sweet N’ Sour is a popular Asian-style sauce that has become particularly popular in Western cultures. The sauce is usually made by mixing a combination of sugar, soy sauce, ketchup, vinegar, and some form of fruit juice (most commonly this is pineapple juice). The result is a sauce that is tangy, sweet, and well sour. Sweet N’ Sour sauce is great as a marinade, glaze, dipping sauce, or as dressing. If you are watching your sugar intake, however, Sweet N’ Sour may not be your best friend. Why? Well, because one of its main ingredients is…sugar. So, what exactly are some lower sugar Sweet N’ Sour sauces available?
What are the Lower Sugar Sweet N’ Sour Sauce Brands?
As a general rule, the 2 best sugar-free sweet and sour sauces are:
- – Wok of Life Sugar Free Sweet and Sour Sauce; and
- – Ben’s No Added Sugar Sweet and Sour Sauce.
Wok of Life sugar free sweet & sour sauce is sweetened with erythritol, allulose, and monk fruit. Ben’s is sweetened with sucralose.
11 Sweet N’ Sour Sauces Ranked Based on Sugar Content – Item by Item
In this section, I will go through 11 Sweet N’ Sour Sauces ranked in ascending order of sugar content.
1. Wok of Life Sugar Free Sweet & Sour Sauce – 0g of Sugar
*Sweetened with erythritol, allulose, and monk fruit*
Not only is this sweet & sour sauce by Wok of Life sugar free it is also keto-friendly, vegan, and gluten-free. This sweet & sour sauce is sweetened with erythritol, allulose, and monk fruit and contains 0g of sugar per serving. What’s not to love?
You can find this awesome sweet & sour sauce on Amazon here.
2. Ben’s No Added Sugar Sweet and Sour Sauce – <1g of Sugar
*Sweetened with sucralose*
Next up is another no added sugar Sweet & Sour sauce this time from Ben’s. This sweet & sour sauce is sweetened with sucralose. It contains 2g of sugar per 110g serving – this equates to 0.27g of sugar per 15g tablespoon serving – so basically barely anything.
You can buy Ben’s no added sugar sweet & sour sauce from the British Corner Shop here.
3. Premium Sweet & Sour Sauce – 2g of Sugar
Premium’s Sweet & Sour does contain sugar, but its total sugar content is still low for a sweet & sour sauce. There are 2g of sugar per tablespoon serving.
4. Minor’s Sweet and Sour Sauce – 3g of Sugar
The nutritional info lists the sugar content of Minor’s Sweet & Sour Sauce as 6g of sugar but that is for a 2-tablespoon serving. That means a single tablespoon serving contains 3g of sugar.
5. Kikkoman Sweet and Sour Sauce – 3g of Sugar
Kikkoman is a big name in the Asian sauce world and that’s why it’s no big surprise that I have already mentioned them in the post I wrote on the sugar content of:
- 9 Hoisin Sauces Ranked for Sugar Content
- 10 No Added Sugar Soy Sauces
- 10 Lower Sugar Teriyaki Sauces
Kikkoman’s sweet & sour sauce contains 3g of sugar per tablespoon serving.
6. Mr. Spice Organic Sweet and Sour Sauce – 3.5g of Sugar
This sweet & sour sauce from Mr. Spice is organic fat-free, gluten-free, salt-free, and vegan. It may not be sugar free, but its sugar content isn’t too bad coming in at 3.5g of sugar per tablespoon serving.
7. Best of Thailand Sweet Chili Sauce – 4g of Sugar
This sweet and sour sauce from Best of Thailand is certified kosher and has a burst of heat to it. There are 4g of sugar per tablespoon serving of this sweet and sour sauce.
8. Kraft Sweet & Sour Sauce – 5g of Sugar
Kraft is another well-recognized brand of sweet and sour sauce. Kraft sauce contains 5g of sugar per tablespoon serving.
9. P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Mango Sweet and Sour – 5g of Sugar
P.F. Chang is another well known Asain sauce brand and their sweet and sour sauce also contains 5g of sugar per serving.
10. La Choy Sweet & Sour Sauce – 5.5g of Sugar
Next up is a higher sugar sweet & sour sauce from La Choy. La Choy’s sweet & sour sauce contains 5.5g of sugar per tablespoon serving.
11. Organic Asian Fusion Sweet & Sour Sauce – 6g of Sugar
This final entry in this list comes from Asian Fusion. This sweet and sour sauce is organic, gluten-free, and kosher parve, but is also the highest sugar sweet and sour since in this list – coming in at 6g of sugar per 15g tablespoon serving.
*My Personal Choice*
My personal choice must be Wok of Life Sugar Free Sweet & Sour Sauce (which can be found on Amazon here. Not only is this sauce sugar free but it’s also keto-friendly, vegan, and gluten-free. Win.
Summary Table – Sweet N’ Sour Brands Ranked for Sugar Content
Below is a summary table of Sweet N’ Sour sauce brands ranked based on sugar content. For each brand, I list the total sugar content per 15g tablespoon serving. As you will see from the table the sugar content varies across brands from 0g to 6g of sugar per serving.
|Sweet & Sour Sauces||Sugar Content Per 15g Tablespoon|
|Wok of Life Sugar Free Sweet & Sour Sauce||0g|
|Ben’s No Added Sugar Sweet and Sour Sauce||<1g|
|Premium Sweet & Sour Sauce||2g|
|Minor’s Sweet and Sour Sauce||3g|
|Kikkoman Sweet and Sour Sauce||3g|
|Mr. Spice Organic Sweet and Sour Sauce||3.5g|
|Best of Thailand Sweet Chili Sauce||4g|
|Kraft Sweet & Sour Sauce||5g|
|P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Mango Sweet and Sour||5g|
|La Choy Sweet & Sour Sauce||5.5g|
|Organic Asian Fusion Sweet & Sour Sauce||6g|
11 Sweet N’ Sour Brands Ranked for Sugar Content – The Final Bite
Sweet N’ Sour brands ranked for sugar content. What have we learned from the above? Well, when it comes to sweet and sour sauces the good news is that there are sugar-free options. Wok of Life makes a sugar-free Sweet & Sour Sauce which has to be your choice if you are looking to limit your sugar intake. Other than that, the sugar content of Sweet n’ Sour Sauces can vary a lot. Just looking at my list of entries you can see that they vary from 0g of sugar to 6g of sugar per serving. That is a big difference especially when the serving size is based on a tablespoon. I mean after all who is going to have just a tablespoon of Sweet n’ Sour sauce?!
Ingredients and/or manufacturing processes may change. Always double-check ingredient lists and nutritional information before purchasing any food items.
WANT TO FIND MORE LOW SUGAR OPTIONS?
Do you want to learn about some other low-sugar options at your favorite coffee chains, fast food, or restaurant joints, or just while you are shopping for groceries? If you do, then check out some of my other articles below: