It has been confirmed that South Africa will receive a sugar tax from 1 April 2017.
“A sugar tax has been mooted by a growing number of consumer bodies and health experts who have been calling for a tax on sweetened sugar beverages to help curb the tide of obesity in SA,” stated News24.
But just how much sugar is in sweetened drinks? And what about the chocolates and snacks South Africans consume on a regular basis?
The infographic below details how many teaspoons of sugar are in some of the country’s popular snacks and drinks – based on 4 grams of sugar equalling one teaspoon.