Watch out for different names for sugar:
Sugar can be described by many different names including sucrose, glucose, glucose syrup, fructose, glucose-fructose syrup, maltose, maltodextrin, invert sugar, golden syrup, maple syrup, molasses and honey. Food manufacturers use this to their advantage by purposely adding many different types of sugar to their products to hide the actual amount, according to Healthline. In doing so, they can list a healthier ingredient at the top, mentioning sugar further down.
So even though a product may be loaded with sugar, it doesn’t necessarily appear as one of the first three ingredients. Have a look to see if you can find hidden sugars on your next visit to the shops. If the first ingredient on the label is sugar, then you can conclude that product contains mostly sugar.