Don’t Want Sugar?  Then Don’t Eat It!  NYC Eyes Warning Labels On Food & Drink With 50 Grams Of Sugar

New York City is planning to put warning labels on foods and drinks that contain a lot of sugar.

Later this year a law will go into effect that will require food businesses in NYC, those with at least 15 stores, to post warnings about sugary items.

But the product has to contain at least 50 grams of added sugar.

The warning label will simply be a black and white spoon with sugar piled high.

But of course, 50 grams of sugar can’t fit in just one teaspoon.  You would about 12 teaspoons to hold fifty grams of sugar.

There are 4.2 grams of sugar in a teaspoon.

NYC Mayor Eric Adams signed the law last year and is set to go into effect on June 19th for prepackaged food and December 1st for other items.


Teaspoon with nine sugar cubes stacked on it.

Photo from Alpha Media Portland OR