Never judge a book, or a snack, by its cover…

food labels

Confused by food labelling?

Sugar free, no added sugar, natural sugar…. what does this all mean? Understanding food labelling can be confusing, and besides, who has the time to try and decipher them?

Watch our video below to learn all the tricks used by manufacturers, and how you can recognise them.

Don’t forget to check out our resources section for other helpful information.

Sugar and its many aliases

many names of sugar
  • Barley Malt
  • Cane Juice
  • Confectioner’s Sugar
  • Dehydrated Cane Juice
  • Evaporated Cane Sugar
  • Fruit Juice Concentrate
  • Golden Syrup
  • Invert Sugar
  • Malt Syrup
  • Non Diastatic Malt Powder
  • Refiner’s Sugar
  • Sucrose
  • Barbados Sugar
  • Cane Sugar
  • Carob Syrup
  • Demerara Sugar
  • Ethyl Maltol
  • Galactose
  • Grape Sugar
  • Lactose
  • Mannitol
  • Panocha
  • Rice Malt Syrup
  • Sugar (Granulated)
  • Beet Sugar
  • Caramel
  • Caster Sugar
  • Dextran
  • Free Flowing Brown Sugar
  • Glucose
  • High Fructose Corn Syrup
  • Malt
  • Maple Syrup
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Rice Syrup
  • Treacle
  • Brown Sugar
  • Corn Syrup
  • Date Sugar
  • Dextrose
  • Fructose
  • Glucose Solids
  • Honey
  • Maltodextrin
  • Molasses
  • Rapadura
  • Sorbitol
  • Turbinado
  • Corn Syrup Solids
  • Date Syrup
  • Diastase
  • Fruit Juice
  • Golden Sugar
  • Icing Sugar
  • Maltose
  • Muscovado
  • Raw Sugar
  • Sorghum Syrup
  • Yellow Sugar