Which Sugar And Sweeteners Are Used In Sports Supplements

Which Sugar And Sweeteners Are Used In Sports Supplements

Sugars and sweeteners are used in almost every food item we have added to the discovery tool, including to our surprise, camping meals. When looking in to this and learning as we add new food items, we were seeing a handful of sweeteners used in a hell of a lot of foods.

Here we aim to shed some light on the types of sugars and sweeteners which are added to sports and outdoor foods and help you navigate the options better, so you can find the best food item for your needs.

Before we continue, we'd like to add that we recently added a new feature to our discovery tool, giving you the power to filter all food items by the sugar or sweetener types in them. As well, you can also filter to show which foods items don't have a specific sugar or sweetener. This is especially powerful for those who have digestive issues or allergies to specific types.

Which Sugars Or Sweeteners Should You Choose

We're not here to tell you which sugars or sweeteners are best, that isn't our profession. What we do know is where they are used, thanks to our database we are building and here is where we are sharing them with you.

This post is merely here to show you what foods and drinks have what specific sugar or sweeteners in them. Or to dig deeper, you can even use the food discovery tool to find foods which don't have specific sweeteners or sugars in them, so you can stay clear of those.

Just head on over to the discovery tool and select the sugar types you would like to see foods contain and click apply. If you don't want a specific sugar or sweetener, select the operator before sugar type and choose is none of and this will show foods which don't have your sugar selection.

In this article we go in to further detail, breaking down the sugar, sugar alcohol and sweetener types found in sports supplements and outdoor foods, so you can get an overview of what sugars are used, what are most popular and where they are found.

Evolve Mixed Berry Protein Powder
Evolve Mixed Berry Protein Powder
is one of many sports food with stevia and a sugar serving of
0.16g
Betty Lou's Paleo Java (with caffeine) Nut Butter Balls
Betty Lou's Paleo Java (with caffeine) Nut Butter Balls
is one of many sports food with honey and a sugar serving of
2.96g
Muir Energy Pineapple & Kale Energy Gel
Muir Energy Pineapple & Kale Energy Gel
is one of many sports food with honey and a sugar serving of
0.63g
Active Root Ginger Sports Drink
Active Root Ginger Sports Drink
is one of many sports food with cane sugar and a sugar serving of
0.91g
Mule Bar Cherry Bomb Energy Gel
Mule Bar Cherry Bomb Energy Gel
is one of many sports food with agave syrup and a sugar serving of
0.68g
Fit Crunch Cookies and Cream Protein Bar
Fit Crunch Cookies and Cream Protein Bar
is one of many sports food with brown sugar and a sugar serving of
0.07g
One Peanut Butter Pie Protein Bar
One Peanut Butter Pie Protein Bar
is one of many sports food with white sugar and a sugar serving of
0.08g
Quest Bar Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bar
Quest Bar Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bar
is one of many sports food with erythritol and a sugar serving of
0.03g
Grenade Carb Killa Jaffa Quake Protein Bar
Grenade Carb Killa Jaffa Quake Protein Bar
is one of many sports food with xylitol and a sugar serving of
0.03g
Happy Tot Sweet Potato, Apple, Carrot & Cinnamon Pouch
Happy Tot Sweet Potato, Apple, Carrot & Cinnamon Pouch
is one of many sports food with no added sugars and a sugar serving of
0.10g

The Most Used Sugars & Sweeteners In Sports Foods

Below, this chart which shows the most used sugar and sweetener types in sports and outdoor foods.

Included in this charts info, you will find no added sugars and naturally present types, as well as sweeteners and sugar alcohols. 

This chart updates daily when we add new food items to the database and categorise the food item by the sugar in their ingredients, so make sure to check back for future updates.

The most used sugars in sports foods, supplements and camping foods are actually no added sugars and naturally present sugars.

The actual most used sugar types are cane sugar and brown rice syrup. You will find that they are used mostly in energy gels than any other food type.

Sugar and maltodextrin complete the top 5 sugar types in sports supplements, again maltodextrin is another sweetener that is used in a lot of energy gels available on the market.

After the top 5, there is quite a gap, you will find most of the top 5 covering more than half of the food items available. There is a big jump down to the 6th most used sugar and that is shared by quite a lot of different types.

Tapioca syrup, coconut sugar, stevia, sucralose, agave, maltitol and erythritol make up the top 12 sugar types used in sports foods.

Sports Foods With Stevia

A list of all sports foods which use stevia as an ingredient. Stevia is one of the healthiest sweeteners available and also one of the most widely used in foods.

Stevia is a sweetener and sugar substitute extracted from the leaves of the plant species Stevia rebaudiana, native to Brazil and Paraguay. The active compounds are steviol glycosides (mainly stevioside and rebaudioside), which have 30 to 150 times the sweetness of sugar, are heat-stable, pH-stable, and not fermentable. The body does not metabolize the glycosides in stevia and therefore it contains 0 calories like some artificial sweeteners.

It's a zero calorie sweetener and is becoming more commonly used in food and drink. One of the downsides is that there is a slight aftertaste compared to other sugars and sweeteners.

To find more foods with stevia in it, or to hide foods with stevia in it, head to the discovery tool and use the sugar type filter.

Diet Flavors Serving weight Sugars Sugar per gram
1 Evolve Mixed Berry Protein Powder Evolve Mixed Berry Protein Powder gluten free, vegan, vegetarian strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, cranberry 45 grams 7.00g 0.16g
2 Evolve Strawberry Banana Protein Powder Evolve Strawberry Banana Protein Powder gluten free, vegan, vegetarian strawberry, banana 45 grams 7.00g 0.16g
3 Flapjacked Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Bar Flapjacked Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Bar vegetarian chocolate, peanut butter 54 grams 8.00g 0.15g
4 ProBar Chocolate Peanut Butter Nut Butter ProBar Chocolate Peanut Butter Nut Butter gluten free, vegan, vegetarian peanut, chocolate, cocoa, salt 32 grams 4.00g 0.13g
5 ProBar Mixed Berry Nut Butter ProBar Mixed Berry Nut Butter gluten free, vegetarian strawberry, blueberry, acai berry, almond, cashew 32 grams 4.00g 0.13g
6 Quest Bar Strawberry Cheesecake Energy Bar Quest Bar Strawberry Cheesecake Energy Bar gluten free, vegetarian strawberry, cheesecake 60 grams 7.00g 0.12g
7 Kirkland Signature Cinnamon Roll Protein Bar Kirkland Signature Cinnamon Roll Protein Bar gluten free, vegetarian cinnamon 60 grams 7.00g 0.12g
8 Quest Chocolate Chip Protein Cookie Quest Chocolate Chip Protein Cookie vegetarian chocolate, chocolate chip 59 grams 7.00g 0.12g
9 Garden Of Life Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Bar Garden Of Life Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Bar gluten free, vegan, vegetarian peanut butter, chocolate 75 grams 8.00g 0.11g
10 Quest Oatmeal Raisin Protein Cookie Quest Oatmeal Raisin Protein Cookie vegetarian oats, raisin, cinnamon 63 grams 7.00g 0.11g
11 Detour Smart Blueberry Oat Bar Detour Smart Blueberry Oat Bar gluten free, vegetarian blueberry 38 grams 4.00g 0.11g
12 Kirkland Signature Chocolate Peanut Butter Chunk Protein Bar Kirkland Signature Chocolate Peanut Butter Chunk Protein Bar gluten free, vegetarian chocolate, peanut butter 60 grams 6.00g 0.10g
13 Quest Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Protein Cookie Quest Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Protein Cookie vegetarian peanut butter, chocolate, chocolate chip 58 grams 6.00g 0.10g
14 Quest Double Chocolate Chip Protein Cookie Quest Double Chocolate Chip Protein Cookie vegetarian chocolate, chocolate chip 59 grams 6.00g 0.10g
15 Quest Coconut Cashew Protein Bar Quest Coconut Cashew Protein Bar gluten free, vegetarian coconut, cashew 60 grams 5.00g 0.09g

Sports & Outdoor Foods That Have Honey In Them

A list of sports supplements and outdoor foods which have honey as an ingredient in them. It is one of the more healthier options when it comes to sugars and sweeteners.

Honey is a sweet, viscous food substance produced by bees and some related insects. Honey gets its sweetness from the monosaccharides fructose and glucose, and has about the same relative sweetness as sucrose (granulated sugar). Honey provides 46 calories in a serving of one tablespoon (15 ml). Honey is regarded as safe when not taken in excessive amounts.

Honey has anti-microbial and anti-bacterial properties and a distinct taste. Unlike sweeteners, there are many different types of honey, depending on what types of flora the bees seek out, will depend on the aroma and type of honey they will create.

Here this list shows energy gels, energy bars and camping meals which all use honey as an ingredient to sweeten the food. 

If you're looking for low calories or carbs, stay away, honey has 46 calories in a 15ml serving and a decent amount of carbs too.

To find more foods with stevia in it, or to hide foods with honey in it, head to the discovery tool and use the sugar type filter.

 

Diet Flavors Serving weight Sugars Sugar per gram
1 Betty Lou's Paleo Java (with caffeine) Nut Butter Balls Betty Lou's Paleo Java (with caffeine) Nut Butter Balls gluten free, vegetarian coffee, cacao, cashew, dates, honey, raisin 42 grams 12.00g 2.96g
2 Honey Stinger Ginsting Energy Gel Honey Stinger Ginsting Energy Gel gluten free, vegetarian honey 34 grams 27.00g 0.79g
3 Enduro Bites Fig & Dark Chocolate Enduro Bites Fig & Dark Chocolate gluten free, vegan, vegetarian fig, dark chocolate 29 grams 12.00g 0.41g
4 Honey Stinger Fruit Smoothie Energy Gel Honey Stinger Fruit Smoothie Energy Gel gluten free, vegetarian fruit 32 grams 13.00g 0.41g
5 Honey Stinger Mango Orange Energy Gel Honey Stinger Mango Orange Energy Gel gluten free, vegetarian mango, orange 32 grams 11.00g 0.41g
6 Honey Stinger Strawberry Kiwi Energy Gel Honey Stinger Strawberry Kiwi Energy Gel gluten free strawberry, kiwi 32 grams 11.00g 0.34g
7 Ammo Bar Caffeine And Granola Energy Bar Ammo Bar Caffeine And Granola Energy Bar gluten free, vegetarian coffee, raisin, honey 48 grams 16.00g 0.33g
8 Kate's Real Food Granola Handle Bar Kate's Real Food Granola Handle Bar gluten free dark chocolate, cherry, almond 31 grams 9.00g 0.29g
9 Kate's Real Food Granola Grizzly Bar Kate's Real Food Granola Grizzly Bar gluten free peanut butter, dark chocolate, honey, apricot, raisin 31 grams 9.00g 0.29g
10 Kate's Real Food Granola Tram Bar Kate's Real Food Granola Tram Bar gluten free peanut, milk chocolate, honey, apricot, raisin 31 grams 9.00g 0.29g
11 Amazon Wickedly Prime Banana Nut Bar Amazon Wickedly Prime Banana Nut Bar vegetarian banana, nuts 40 grams 11.00g 0.28g
12 Rise Bar Mint Chocolate Protein Bar Rise Bar Mint Chocolate Protein Bar peppermint, chocolate, honey 60 grams 17.00g 0.28g
13 Bonk Breaker Salted Caramel Energy Bar Bonk Breaker Salted Caramel Energy Bar gluten free, vegetarian salted caramel, caramel, salt, honey, peanuts, cashew 49 grams 13.00g 0.27g
14 Bonk Breaker Peanut Butter & Jelly Energy Bar Bonk Breaker Peanut Butter & Jelly Energy Bar gluten free, paleo, vegan peanut butter, jam 62 grams 17.00g 0.27g
15 Rise Bar Chocolatey Almond Protein Bar Rise Bar Chocolatey Almond Protein Bar gluten free, vegetarian chocolate, almond 60 grams 15.00g 0.25g

Sports & Outdoor Foods With Coconut Sugar

Coconut sugar is used quite a lot in the sports supplements food industry, coming in about 10th (at the time of writing) most used in foods.

Coconut sugar (also known as coco sugarcoconut palm sugarcoco sap sugar or coconut blossom sugar) is a palm sugar produced from the sap of the flower bud stem of the coconut palm.

Coconut sugar has trace amounts of minerals, such as potassium and magnesium. The downside to this sugar type is that it has a high amount of calories.

To find more foods with stevia in it, or to hide foods with coconut sugar in it, head to the discovery tool and use the sugar type filter.

 

Diet Flavors Serving weight Sugars Sugar per gram
1 Muir Energy Pineapple & Kale Energy Gel Muir Energy Pineapple & Kale Energy Gel gluten free, paleo, vegan, vegetarian pineapple, kale 30 grams 19.00g 0.63g
2 Trail Truffles Coconut Macadamia Energy Bites Trail Truffles Coconut Macadamia Energy Bites gluten free, vegan, vegetarian coconut, macadamia nuts, dark chocolate 36 grams 14.00g 0.39g
3 Vigilant Eats Coconut Maple Vanilla Superfood Cereal Vigilant Eats Coconut Maple Vanilla Superfood Cereal gluten free, vegan, vegetarian coconut, dates, vanilla, oats, maple 65 grams 21.00g 0.32g
4 33Shake Chia Seed Energy Gel 33Shake Chia Seed Energy Gel gluten free, vegan, vegetarian vanilla 21 grams 6.00g 0.29g
5 Rise Bar Chocolatey Coconut Protein Bar Rise Bar Chocolatey Coconut Protein Bar vegan, vegetarian coconut, chocolate 60 grams 16.00g 0.27g
6 BodyMe Raw Cacao and Mint Protein Bar BodyMe Raw Cacao and Mint Protein Bar gluten free, vegan, vegetarian cacao, mint 60 grams 15.80g 0.26g
7 Soul Sprout Go For Goldenberry Nut Bar Soul Sprout Go For Goldenberry Nut Bar gluten free, vegan, vegetarian goldenberry, almond, pecan, walnut 43 grams 11.00g 0.26g
8 Tribe Choc Brownie Protein Bar Tribe Choc Brownie Protein Bar gluten free, vegan, vegetarian chocolate, brownie 50 grams 13.00g 0.26g
9 Soul Sprout Cacao Almond Truffles Soul Sprout Cacao Almond Truffles gluten free, vegan, vegetarian cacao, almond 28 grams 7.00g 0.25g
10 Taos Bakes Caramel Pecan and Cranberries Bar Taos Bakes Caramel Pecan and Cranberries Bar gluten free caramel, pecan, cranberry, honey 51 grams 12.00g 0.24g
11 Soul Sprout Blueberry Burst Nut Bar Soul Sprout Blueberry Burst Nut Bar gluten free, vegan, vegetarian blueberry 43 grams 10.00g 0.23g
12 Soul Sprout Cherry Chocolate Nut Bar Soul Sprout Cherry Chocolate Nut Bar gluten free, vegan, vegetarian cherry, pecan, walnut, almond 43 grams 10.00g 0.23g
13 Papa Steve's No Junk Almond Coconut Crunch Protein Bar Papa Steve's No Junk Almond Coconut Crunch Protein Bar gluten free, vegetarian almond, coconut 71 grams 16.00g 0.23g
14 Soul Sprout Coconut Chocolate Chip Nut Bar Soul Sprout Coconut Chocolate Chip Nut Bar gluten free, vegan, vegetarian chocolate chip, almond, walnut, cashew 43 grams 10.00g 0.23g
15 Soul Sprout Hoppin Jalapeno Almond Nut Bar Soul Sprout Hoppin Jalapeno Almond Nut Bar gluten free, vegan, vegetarian pepper, sea salt, jalapeno, cashew, almond, coconut 43 grams 10.00g 0.23g

Sports & Outdoor Foods With Cane Sugar

Raw cane sugar is a sucrose and here you can find all the sports foods, like energy gels, energy and protein bars and camping meals which use this ingredient in their food items.

To find more foods with stevia in it, or to hide foods with cane sugar in it, head to the discovery tool and use the sugar type filter.

Diet Flavors Serving weight Sugars Sugar per gram
1 Active Root Ginger Sports Drink Active Root Ginger Sports Drink gluten free, vegan, vegetarian ginger 35 grams 32.00g 0.91g
2 Veloforte Attivo Natural Strawberry & Basil Energy Electrolyte Powder Veloforte Attivo Natural Energy Electrolyte Powder vegan, vegetarian strawberry, basil 25 grams 22.00g 0.88g
3 Jelly Belly Extreme Sport Beans Watermelon with Caffeine Jelly Belly Extreme Sports Beans Watermelon with Caffeine gluten free, vegetarian watermelon 28 grams 19.00g 0.68g
4 Jelly Belly Sports Beans Orange Jelly Belly Sports Beans Orange gluten free, vegetarian orange 28 grams 17.00g 0.61g
5 Skratch Labs Raspberry Energy Chew Skratch Labs Raspberry Energy Chew gluten free, vegan, vegetarian raspberry 25 grams 14.00g 0.56g
6 Trail Nuggets Beet It Energy Bar Trail Nuggets Beet It Energy Bar gluten free, vegan, vegetarian beetroot, dates, cranberry, orange 60 grams 29.00g 0.48g
7 Veloforte Avanti Energy Bar Veloforte Avanti Energy Bar gluten free, vegan, vegetarian dates 70 grams 32.00g 0.46g
8 Pacific Health 2nd Surge Chocolate & Caffeine Energy Gel 2nd Surge Chocolate & Caffeine Energy Gel vegetarian chocolate 29 grams 13.00g 0.45g
9 Huma Cafe Mocha Chia Energy Gel huma cafe mocha chia energy gel gluten free, vegan, vegetarian coffee 36 grams 16.00g 0.44g
10 Veloforte Pronto Energy Bar Veloforte Pronto Energy Bar gluten free, vegan, vegetarian 70 grams 30.00g 0.43g
11 Huma Chia Blueberries Energy Gel Huma Chia Blueberries Energy Gel gluten free, vegan, vegetarian blueberry 43 grams 18.00g 0.42g
12 Enduro Bites Fig & Dark Chocolate Enduro Bites Fig & Dark Chocolate gluten free, vegan, vegetarian fig, dark chocolate 29 grams 12.00g 0.41g
13 Mule Bar Coconut Liquorice Energy Bar Mule Bar Coconut Liquorice Energy Bar vegan, vegetarian coconut, liquorice 40 grams 16.00g 0.40g
14 Clif Bloks Black Berry Energy Chew Clif Bloks Black Berry Energy Chew gluten free, vegan, vegetarian black cherry, cherry 30 grams 12.00g 0.40g
15 Mule Bar Pineapple Coconut Energy Bar Mule Bar Pineapple Coconut Energy Bar vegan, vegetarian pineapple, coconut 40 grams 16.00g 0.40g

Sports & Outdoor Foods With Agave Syrup

Here we have a list of all sports foods, like energy gels and protein bars and camping meals which all have agave used in them.

Agave syrup is a sweetener commercially produced from several species of agave, including Agave tequilana (blue agave) and Agave salmiana. Blue agave syrup contains 56% fructose as a sugarproviding sweetening properties.

It is more of a syrup than other offerings so great with liquids and drinks to sweeten them up as it mixes well with them.

To find more foods with stevia in it, or to hide foods with agave in it, head to the discovery tool and use the sugar type filter.

Diet Flavors Serving weight Sugars Sugar per gram
1 Mule Bar Cherry Bomb Energy Gel Mule Bar Cherry Bomb Energy Gel vegan, vegetarian cherry 37 grams 25.00g 0.68g
2 Mule Bar Lemon Zinger Energy Gel Mule Bar Lemon Zinger Energy Gel vegan, vegetarian lemon 37 grams 25.00g 0.68g
3 Mule Bar Apple Studel Energy Gel Mule Bar Apple Studel Energy Gel vegan, vegetarian apple, apple strudel 37 grams 25.00g 0.68g
4 Mule Bar Cafe Cortado Energy Gel Mule Bar Cafe Cortado Energy Gel vegan, vegetarian coffee 37 grams 22.00g 0.59g
5 Mule Bar Salted Caramel Energy Gel mule bar salted caramel energy gel vegetarian salted caramel 37 grams 19.50g 0.53g
6 Veloforte Avanti Energy Bar Veloforte Avanti Energy Bar gluten free, vegan, vegetarian dates 70 grams 32.00g 0.46g
7 Pacific Health 2nd Surge Chocolate & Caffeine Energy Gel 2nd Surge Chocolate & Caffeine Energy Gel vegetarian chocolate 29 grams 13.00g 0.45g
8 Hard Bar Gingerbread Energy Bar gluten free, vegan, vegetarian gingerbread, ginger 50 grams 21.00g 0.42g
9 Veloforte Forza Protein Bar Veloforte Forza Protein Bar gluten free, vegetarian 70 grams 28.00g 0.40g
10 Hard Bar Coffee Energy Bar hard bar coffee energy bar vegan, vegetarian coffee 50 grams 17.00g 0.34g
11 Real Handful Choc Orange Chase Energy Bar Real Handful Choc Orange Chase Energy Bar gluten free, vegan, vegetarian chocolate, orange 40 grams 13.00g 0.33g
12 Real Handful Sea Salt Caramellow Energy Bar Real Handful Sea Salt Caramellow Energy Bar vegan, vegetarian sea salt, caramel 40 grams 11.50g 0.29g
13 Nine Peanut and Raisin Seed Bar Nine Peanut and Raisin Seed Bar gluten free, vegan, vegetarian raisin 50 grams 14.20g 0.28g
14 Nugo Dark Mint Chocolate Chip Protein Bar Nugo Dark Mint Chocolate Chip Protein Bar gluten free, vegan, vegetarian mint, chocolate 50 grams 14.00g 0.28g
15 Bounce Apple Cinnamon Protein Energy Ball Bounce Apple Cinnamon Protein Energy Ball gluten free, vegetarian apple, cinnamon 40 grams 11.00g 0.28g

Brown Sugar In Sports Supplements & Camping Food

If you're looking for sports and outdoor foods with brown sugar, here is a definitive list of food items which use brown sugar as an ingredient.

Brown sugar is a sucrose sugar product with a distinctive brown color due to the presence of molasses. It is either an unrefined or partially refined soft sugar consisting of sugar crystals with some residual molasses content (natural brown sugar), or it is produced by the addition of molasses to refined white sugar (commercial brown sugar).

Brown sugar is only used by a small percentage of sports and outdoor foods, at the time of writing there are 18 out of over 600 food items which use it as a sugar and sweetener.

To find more foods with stevia in it, or to hide foods with brown sugar in it, head to the discovery tool and use the sugar type filter.

 

Diet Flavors Serving weight Sugars Sugar per gram
1 Nutristore Brown Sugar nutristore brown sugar vegan, vegetarian 4 grams 4.00g 1.00g
2 Pacific Health 2nd Surge Chocolate & Caffeine Energy Gel 2nd Surge Chocolate & Caffeine Energy Gel vegetarian chocolate 29 grams 13.00g 0.45g
3 Happy Yak Merry Berry Couscous Happy Yak Merry Berry Couscous vegetarian berries 53 grams 19.00g 0.36g
4 Gatorade Chocolate Chip Protein Bar Gatorade Chocolate Chip Protein Bar vegetarian chocolate chip 80 grams 29.00g 0.36g
5 Noble Jerky Original Vegan Jerky Noble Jerky Original Vegan Jerky vegan, vegetarian jerky, salt, garlic, pepper 35 grams 12.00g 0.34g
6 Chia Charge Original Sea Salt Flapjack Chia Charge Original Sea Salt Flapjack vegetarian sea salt, oats 80 grams 23.00g 0.29g
7 Chia Charge Banana Flapjack chia charge banana flapjack vegan, vegetarian banana, oats 80 grams 22.00g 0.28g
8 Tent Meals Blueberry Burst Breakfast - 800 kcal Tent Meals Blueberry Burst Breakfast - 800 kcal vegan, vegetarian blueberry 198 grams 43.80g 0.22g
9 Nine Salted Caramel Seed Bar Nine Salted Caramel Seed Bar gluten free, vegan, vegetarian salted caramel 40 grams 8.00g 0.20g
10 Noble Jerky Sweet BBQ Doux Vegan Jerky Noble Jerky Sweet BBQ Doux Vegan Jerky gluten free, vegan, vegetarian jerky, bbq 35 grams 6.00g 0.17g
11 OATMEGA White Chocolate Macadamia Protein Cookie OATMEGA White Chocolate Macadamia Protein Cookie gluten free white chocolate, macadamia nuts 80 grams 13.00g 0.16g
12 OATMEGA Chocolate Chip Protein Cookie OATMEGA Chocolate Chip Protein Cookie gluten free chocolate 80 grams 12.00g 0.15g
13 Good To Go Pad Thai Packaged Meal Good To Go Pad Thai gluten free, pescatarian shrimp, peanuts 114 grams 16.00g 0.14g
14 Good To Go Bibimbap Packaged Meal Good To Go Bibimbap gluten free, vegan, vegetarian miso 95 grams 11.00g 0.12g
15 Good To Go Thai Curry Packaged Meal Good To Go Thai Curry gluten free, pescatarian curry, coconut, lemongrass 95 grams 8.00g 0.08g

White Sugar In Sports Foods

White sugar is the 5th most used sugar and sweetener type used in sports and outdoor foods.

White sugar, also called table sugargranulated sugar or regular sugar, is the sugar commonly used in North America and Europe, made either of beet sugar or cane sugar, which has undergone a refining process.

The refining completely removes the molasses and makes the white sugar actually sucrose (with a purity higher than 99.7%)

As well as being used for baking and at home, it is used a lot in sports foods like energy gels and protein bars.

To find more foods with stevia in it, or to hide foods with white sugar in it, head to the discovery tool and use the sugar type filter.

 

Diet Flavors Serving weight Sugars Sugar per gram
1 Romneys Kendal Mint Cake romneys kendal mint cake gluten free, vegan, vegetarian mint 100 grams 87.00g 0.87g
2 Eload Lemon Hydration Formula Eload Lemon Hydration Formula gluten free, vegan, vegetarian lemon 30 grams 25.00g 0.83g
3 Lucho Dillitos Coffee Guava Energy Bar Lucho Dillitos Coffee Guava Energy Bar gluten free, vegan, vegetarian coffee 40 grams 30.00g 0.75g
4 Lucho Dillitos Raspberry Guava Energy Bar Lucho Dillitos Raspberry Guava Energy Bar gluten free, vegan, vegetarian raspberry 40 grams 30.00g 0.75g
5 Xact Nutrition Fruit 2 Strawberry Energy Bar Xact Nutrition Fruit 2 Strawberry Energy Bar vegan, vegetarian strawberry 30 grams 22.00g 0.73g
6 Xact Nutrition Fruit 3 E Beet Energy Bar Xact Nutrition Fruit 3 E Beet Energy Bar vegan, vegetarian beet, beetroot, apple 30 grams 20.00g 0.67g
7 Bonk Breaker Tangerine Orange Chew Bonk Breaker Tangerine Orange Chew gluten free, vegetarian orange 25 grams 15.00g 0.60g
8 Bonk Breaker Strawberry Chew Bonk Breaker Strawberry Chew gluten free, vegetarian strawberry 25 grams 15.00g 0.60g
9 Lucho Dillitos Classic Guava Energy Bar Lucho Dillitos Classic Guava Energy Bar gluten free, vegan, vegetarian guava 40 grams 23.00g 0.58g
10 Trail Nuggets Pro Orange Cranberry Beet Protein Bar Trail Nuggets Pro Orange Cranberry Beet Protein Bar gluten free, vegan, vegetarian orange, cranberry, beet 60 grams 25.00g 0.42g
11 Payday Peanut Caramel Candy Bar Payday Peanut Caramel Candy Bar vegetarian caramel, peanut 51 grams 21.00g 0.41g
12 Vego Whole Hazelnut Chocolate Bar vego hazelnut chocolate bar gluten free, vegan, vegetarian chocolate, hazelnut 30 grams 11.80g 0.39g
13 Mule Bar Chocolate Orange Energy Bar Mule Bar Chocolate Orange Energy Bar vegan, vegetarian chocolate, orange 40 grams 15.00g 0.38g
14 Mule Bar Raspberry Blackcurrant Cranberry Energy Bar Mule Bar Raspberry Blackcurrant Cranberry Energy Bar vegan, vegetarian raspberry, blackcurrant, cranberry 40 grams 15.00g 0.38g
15 Gu Blueberry Energy Chew gu blueberry energy chew gluten free, vegan, vegetarian blueberry 27 grams 10.00g 0.37g

Erythritol In Sports Foods

Erythritol is widely known as a keto friendly sweetener. 

It occurs naturally in some fruit and fermented foods.[3] At the industrial level, it is produced from glucose by fermentation with a yeast, Moniliella pollinis.[4] Erythritol is 60–70% as sweet as sucrose (table sugar) yet it is almost noncaloric,[5] does not affect blood sugar,[6] does not cause tooth decay,[7] and is partially absorbed by the body, excreted in urine and feces.

It currently has 38 food items out of 650, so approximately 5% of the food items in the database, energy gels, protein bars, camping meals use erythritol as an ingredient and usually instead of sugar or a more high carb sweetener.

One problem with erythritol is that some people can have digestive issues with it, you'll have to try it in a food item to work this out for yourself. If you do, check out foods which use monk fruit or stevia instead. These are both zero calorie sweeteners and work in a similar way but have less issues when digesting.

To find more foods with stevia in it, or to hide foods with erythritol in it, head to the discovery tool and use the sugar type filter.

Diet Flavors Serving weight Sugars Sugar per gram
1 Quest Blueberry Cobbler Hero Protein Bar Quest Blueberry Cobbler Hero Protein Bar gluten free, vegetarian blueberry, cinnamon 60 grams 13.00g 0.22g
2 Quest Chocolate Caramel Pecan Hero Protein Bar Quest Chocolate Caramel Pecan Hero Protein Bar gluten free, vegetarian chocolate, caramel, pecan 60 grams 12.00g 0.20g
3 Quest Vanilla Caramel Hero Protein Bar Quest Vanilla Caramel Hero Protein Bar gluten free, vegetarian vanilla, caramel 60 grams 12.00g 0.20g
4 Built Bar Coconut Chocolate Creme Protein Bar Built Bar Coconut Chocolate Creme Protein Bar coconut, chocolate, cream 53 grams 10.00g 0.19g
5 Quest Bar Strawberry Cheesecake Energy Bar Quest Bar Strawberry Cheesecake Energy Bar gluten free, vegetarian strawberry, cheesecake 60 grams 7.00g 0.12g
6 Quest Bar Birthday Cake Protein Bar Quest Bar Birthday Cake Protein Bar gluten free, vegetarian birthday cake 60 grams 7.00g 0.12g
7 Quest Chocolate Chip Protein Cookie Quest Chocolate Chip Protein Cookie vegetarian chocolate, chocolate chip 59 grams 7.00g 0.12g
8 Kirkland Signature Cinnamon Roll Protein Bar Kirkland Signature Cinnamon Roll Protein Bar gluten free, vegetarian cinnamon 60 grams 7.00g 0.12g
9 Quest Oatmeal Raisin Protein Cookie Quest Oatmeal Raisin Protein Cookie vegetarian oats, raisin, cinnamon 63 grams 7.00g 0.11g
10 Quest Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Protein Cookie Quest Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Protein Cookie vegetarian peanut butter, chocolate, chocolate chip 58 grams 6.00g 0.10g
11 Quest Double Chocolate Chip Protein Cookie Quest Double Chocolate Chip Protein Cookie vegetarian chocolate, chocolate chip 59 grams 6.00g 0.10g
12 Kirkland Signature Chocolate Peanut Butter Chunk Protein Bar Kirkland Signature Chocolate Peanut Butter Chunk Protein Bar gluten free, vegetarian chocolate, peanut butter 60 grams 6.00g 0.10g
13 Quest Coconut Cashew Protein Bar Quest Coconut Cashew Protein Bar gluten free, vegetarian coconut, cashew 60 grams 5.00g 0.09g
14 Quest Snickerdoodle Protein Cookie Quest Snickerdoodle Protein Cookie gluten free, vegetarian cinnamon 58 grams 5.00g 0.09g
15 Kirkland Signature Cookies Cream Protein Bar Kirkland Signature Cookies Cream Protein Bar gluten free, vegetarian cookies, cream 60 grams 5.00g 0.08g

Xylitol In Sports Foods

Xylitol is sparsely used in the sports food and outdoor food industries when choosing sweeteners or sugar alcohols. Only a handful of food items in our database use this ingredient.

Xylitol is a sugar alcohol used as a sugar substitute. The name derives from Ancient Greek: ξύλον, xyl[on], "wood" + suffix -itol, used to denote sugar alcohols. Xylitol is categorized as a polyalcohol or sugar alcohol(specifically an alditol). It has the formula CH2OH(CHOH)3CH2OH. It is a colorless or white solid that is soluble in water. Use of manufactured products containing xylitol may promote better dental health, but evidence is lacking on whether it prevents cavities.

Here you can see the food items that use xylitol as a sweetener.

To find more foods with stevia in it, or to hide foods with xylitol in it, head to the discovery tool and use the sugar type filter.

No Added Sugar And Naturally Present Sugars

This section is for sports and outdoor foods which have zero added sugar and all of the sugars present are naturally occuring in the food item.

This goes for foods and drinks which have fruits and whole foods in them, or some foods which didn't need sweetening. If you are looking at energy bars or protein bars, you will find that those with no added sugar are mostly made of whole food fruits which provide the sugars and sweetness of the food item.

Approximately one third of all foods in the database have zero added sugars and this sugar type actually makes up the most of the food choices there are.

There are over 160 energy gels, hydration powders, bars and meals with naturally present sugars and beating cane syrup and brown rice syrup substantially in to first place.

To find more foods with no added sugars in it, or to hide foods with no added sugars in it, head to the discovery tool and use the sugar type filter.

 

Diet Flavors Serving weight Sugars Sugar per gram
1 RX Nut Butter Almond Butter Energy Gel RX Nut Butter Almond Butter Energy Gel gluten free, vegetarian almond, date 32 grams 3.00g 3.00g
2 Betty Lou's Paleo Java (with caffeine) Nut Butter Balls Betty Lou's Paleo Java (with caffeine) Nut Butter Balls gluten free, vegetarian coffee, cacao, cashew, dates, honey, raisin 42 grams 12.00g 2.96g
3 Peter Rabbit Organics Mango Banana and Orange Puree Food Pouch Peter Rabbit Organics Mango Banana and Orange Puree Food Pouch gluten free, vegan mango, mango, banana 113 grams 215.00g 1.90g
4 Thrive Life Freeze Dried Blueberries Thrive Life Freeze Dried Blueberries gluten free, vegan, vegetarian blueberry 13 grams 9.00g 0.69g
5 Pitted Dates pitted dates vegan, vegetarian dates 28 grams 18.90g 0.68g
6 Terrasoul Superfoods Organic Medjool Dates Packet Terrasoul Superfoods Organic Medjool Dates Packet gluten free, vegan, vegetarian date 15 grams 10.00g 0.67g
7 Muir Energy Passion Fruit Banana Pineapple Energy Gel Muir Energy Passion Fruit Banana Pineapple Energy Gel vegan, vegetarian passion fruit, banana, pineapple 30 grams 20.00g 0.67g
8 Zego Raspberry Fruit Energy Bar Zego Raspberry Fruit Energy Bar gluten free, vegan, vegetarian raspberry 25 grams 16.00g 0.64g
9 Dole Whole Pitted Dates Packet dole whole pitted dates packet vegan, vegetarian dates 40 grams 25.00g 0.63g
10 Zego Blueberry Fruit Energy Bar Zego Blueberry Fruit Energy Bar gluten free, vegan, vegetarian blueberry 25 grams 14.00g 0.56g
11 Go Bites Boost Date and Coconut Energy Balls Go Bites Boost Date and Coconut Energy Balls gluten free, vegan, vegetarian date, coconut 12 grams 6.70g 0.56g
12 Patagonia Provisions Mango and Almond Energy Bar Patagonia Provisions Mango and Almond Energy Bar gluten free, vegan, vegetarian mango, almond, baobab 35 grams 19.00g 0.54g
13 Tent Meals Freeze Dried Strawberries Tent Meals Freeze Dried Strawberries gluten free, vegan, vegetarian strawberry 100 grams 50.90g 0.51g
14 Augason Farms Freeze Dried Sliced Strawberries gluten free, vegan, vegetarian strawberry 10 grams 5.00g 0.50g
15 Thrive Life Freeze Dried Strawberry Slices Thrive Life Freeze Dried Strawberry Slices gluten free, vegan, vegetarian strawberry 8 grams 4.00g 0.50g
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