How much sugar is in Sunny D. Sunny D. Wow, now this drink takes me back. It is the juice drink that took over the nineties. It was the juice of my childhood. If you are wondering the “D” stands for “delight”. But does anybody actually know how much sugar is in Sunny D? Sunny D is sweetened with both sucralose and high fructose corn syrup. So, does this mean it is lower or higher in sugar than most other juice drinks? And is there a Sunny D variety that is considerably higher or lower in sugar than other flavors? In this post, I will be answering all these questions.
So, let’s dig in – how much sugar is in Sunny D?
How Much Sugar is in Sunny D?
As a general rule, the majority of varieties of Sunny D contain 13g-15g of total sugar in an 8oz serving. The lowest-sugar Sunny D variety is the smooth orange which contains 12g of total sugar and the highest-sugar Sunny D is blue raspberry which contains 27g of total sugar per 8oz.
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1. Blue Raspberry – 27g of Total Sugar
First up is the flavor of Sunny D that you should definitely avoid if you are watching your sugar content and that flavor is Blue Raspberry Sunny D. That is because there are 27g of total sugar (26g of which are added) in an 8oz serving of Blue Raspberry Sunny D.
I mean we all know that blue raspberry never tends to be the healthiest flavor, no matter what the product or brand. But the blue raspberry flavor really is disproportionately higher in sugar than the other flavors.
For example, there is over double the sugar content in a serving of Blue Raspberry than in a serving of smooth Orange, watermelon, lemonade, raspberry lemonade, and mixed berry lemonade flavors.
2. Fruit Punch – 15g of Total Sugar
The next Sunny D flavor contains 12g less sugar than blue raspberry and that is Sunny D’s fruit punch flavor. There are 15g of total sugar of which 14g are added in an 8oz serving of Sunny D Fruit Punch. Like with all Sunny D flavors the sweeteners used are high fructose corn syrup and sucralose.
3. Mango – 15g of Total Sugar
The total sugar content of Sunny D mango is the same coming in at 15g of sugar, although 13g of which are added with the mango flavor.
4. Orange Mango – 14g of Total Sugar
The addition of orange brings the sugar content down a touch in Sunny D’s orange mango flavor, to 14g of total sugar, 13g of which is added.
5. Tangy Original – 14g of Total Sugar
The Tangy Original Sunny D contains 14g of total sugar, of which 12g are added in an 8oz serving. If you love orange Sunny D but want to knock a few grams of sugar off your serving, then check out Sunny D’s Smooth Orange flavor below.
If you want to see how Sunny D’s Tangy Orange juice compares to most orange juices (hint: it is lower in total sugar but higher in added sugar) then make sure to check out the following post, I wrote – Is There A Lot of Sugar in Orange Juice.
6. Orange Pineapple – 14g of Total Sugar
The orange pineapple Sunny D variety has the same sugar content at 14g of total, 12g of which are added.
If you are interested in learning about the sugar content of pineapple juice, then make sure to check out the following post I wrote – Is Pineapple Juice High in Sugar?
7. Orange Strawberry – 14g of Total Sugar
Orange Strawberry Sunny D has the same sugar at 14g of total sugar, 12g of which is added.
8. Orange Peach – 14g of Total Sugar
It is exactly the same sugar situation for Sunny D’s orange peach flavor – 14g of total sugar, 12g of which is added.
9. Lemonade – 13g of Total Sugar
There are 13g of total sugar, 12g of which are added in Sunny D’s lemonade. This is actually not that high of a sugar content for a lemonade – you can find out the sugar content of other lemonades here in the post I wrote on the topic – Is There A Lot of Sugar in Lemonade?
10. Raspberry Lemonade – 13g of Total Sugar
Sunny D’s raspberry lemonade variety has exactly the same sugar content at 13g of total – 12g of which are added.
11. Mixed Berry Limeade – 13g of Total Sugar
If you are team Limeade over team lemonade then you may be interested to know that Sunny D’s limeade has exactly the same sugar content as their lemonade, coming in at 13g of total sugar, 12g of which are added.
12. Smooth Orange – 12g of Total Sugar
The lowest sugar Sunny D on an ounce basis is their Smooth orange variety which contains 12g of total sugar, 10g of which is added. So, if you currently regularly drink Sunny D Tany Original or maybe worth trying their smooth Orange instead so you can save a couple of grams of sugar each time you have a glass.
13. Watermelon – 10g of total Sugar
Finally, we have Sunny D’s watermelon variety. Now the watermelon variety is packaged differently from the other Sunny D’s – they come in 6oz pouches rather than a big bottle. There are 10g of total sugar, 9g of which are added in a pouch. When pro-rated to 8oz (like all the above Sunny D’s) this would equate to 13g of total sugar in an 8oz serving.
Sugar In Sunny D F&Q
Does Sunny D Have Too Much Sugar?
The total sugar content of Sunny D is not particularly high but for a juice drink, Sunny D is fairly high in added sugar.
Does Sunny D Have More Sugar Than Coke?
Sunny D does not contain more sugar than Coke. An 8oz serving of Sunny D contains 12g-15g of sugar. An 8oz serving of Coke contains 28g of sugar. The only Sunny D variety that contains almost as much sugar as Coke is the Blue raspberry flavor which contains 27g of sugar in an 8oz serving.
Does Sunny D Have Fake Sugar?
Sunny D does contain a “fake sugar” – sucralose, as well as high fructose corn syrup.
Does Sunny D Have Aspartame?
Sunny D does not contain aspartame – instead Sunny D is sweetened with Aspartame.
How Much Sugar Is In Sunny D? – The Final Bite
How much sugar is in Sunny D? Doing this post really reminded me of growing up and drinking Sunny D drinks. Now when it comes to sugar – I can’t tell you that Sunny D is a sugar-friendly drink. There are no zero-sugar options available. The lowest sugar variety is its watermelon flavor which comes in at 10g of sugar per serving. That said if you just love Sunny D and are trying to watch your sugar intake make sure to avoid the Blue Raspberry flavor which comes in at 27g of total sugar. Hopefully, they will think about creating a zero-sugar range at some point.
Ingredients and/or manufacturing processes may change. Always double-check ingredient lists and nutritional information before purchasing any food items.
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