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61 Names for Sugar that is Hidden in the Food We Eat.

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I bet you didn’t realize how sneaky the manufacturers are. Did you know they go to great levels to try to hide this from us? There are million and one ( ok over 60) different names for sugar so EVEN if the nutrition label says there is NO sugar in the product, you may check the ingredients and see different. That is if you know what you’re looking for.

Sugar is hidden is so much of the foods we eat. 

No worries, I’m about to fill you on on the names that they use to hide the fact that the food contains sugar. If you’re eating anything from a package, you can guarantee there is sugar in it.  In fact, manufacturers add sugar to 74% of packaged foods sold in supermarkets.


So what are these names for Sugar that is Hidden in the Food We Eat?


Are you ready…

  • Agave nectar
  • Barbados sugar
  • Barley malt
  • Barley malt syrup
  • Beet sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • Buttered syrup
  • Cane juice
  • Cane juice crystals
  • Cane sugar
  • Caramel
  • Carob syrup
  • Castor sugar
  • Coconut palm sugar
  • Coconut sugar
  • Confectioner’s sugar
  • Corn sweetener
  • Corn syrup
  • Corn syrup solids
  • Date sugar
  • Dehydrated cane juice
  • Demerara sugar
  • Dextrin
  • Dextrose
  • Evaporated cane juice
  • Free-flowing brown sugars
  • Fructose
  • Fruit juice
  • Fruit juice concentrate
  • Glucose
  • Glucose solids
  • Golden sugar
  • Golden syrup
  • Grape sugar
  • HFCS (High-Fructose Corn Syrup)
  • Honey
  • Icing sugar
  • Invert sugar
  • Malt syrup
  • Maltodextrin
  • Maltol
  • Maltose
  • Mannose
  • Maple syrup
  • Molasses
  • Muscovado
  • Palm sugar
  • Panocha
  • Powdered sugar
  • Raw sugar
  • Refiner’s syrup
  • Rice syrup
  • Saccharose
  • Sorghum Syrup
  • Sucrose
  • Sugar (granulated)
  • Sweet Sorghum
  • Syrup
  • Treacle
  • Turbinado sugar
  • Yellow sugar

It’s sad that we probably have seen many of these names before but have never even thought twice about it being sugar. It can be so addicting too. 

It’s important to know these things since the manufacturers are selling these items and are able to label them as “no sugar” in bold letters on the packages. It’s sad to know that when we think we’re eating healthy that these companies are tricking us, not to mention they are ALLOWED to do things like this.

Do your homework friends.



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Hey there, I'm Melanie. I help women DITCH THE DIET MENTALITY and reclaim their health through mindful eating, hormone balancing, stress management, and digestive healing.

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