As I’m sure you’ve all long suspected, sachet’s of sugar are not quite what they purport to be; a spoonful of sugar. Here at Braine labs, we took 12 typical specimens and measured them up against the real deal, a spoonful of sugar. Some did better than others but not a single one contained as much sweetness as a proper spoonful. Let’s survey the evidence.
Not quite as obvious spoon by spoon, but add them all up and put them side to side…
Yes my friends. As you suspected, there is only about half A SUGAR in most sachets. They’re trying to trick that sweet sweet tooth of yours, it’s nothing but a ruse!
So the next time you’re in the canteen making a nice brew, and you’ve just poured two sachets into your cuppa… and someone goes “OOH OOH, Two sugars! Ugh. How can you!?”. You can say “Oi! No! That’s ONE sugar! I take it you haven’t heard of the great sugar experiment of 2009 yet? No? Well let me show you, but first allow me to stick this spoon up your judgemental crack and see how sweet you look.“
September 23, 2009, 9:05 am
Dear Sir. This is the greatest ‘fuck you’ to the public since yesterday when I opened a bag of salt and vinegar hunky dory’s only to discover that the bag was 68% too big for the crisps contained within. Please could your do a photo story on said fried potato lies?
September 23, 2009, 9:46 am
Sterling, sterling work.
One of the greatest contributions to mankind this century.
September 23, 2009, 9:59 am
but I want to know ‘how did the medicine go down’?
September 23, 2009, 10:49 am
Bewleys second effort – for shame! As for Tate & Lyle, they’re supposed to be a sugar company. Dismal. Does this mean my tooth decay is psychosomatic?
Tasty looking spoons though. I wanted to buy a €5 teaspoon once, but I was vetoed. It felt like a quality spoon.
September 23, 2009, 10:54 am
Fuck NAMA or politicians expenses, this is the kind of investigative journalism the blogosphere has been missing. Sugar swindling bastards.
September 23, 2009, 11:00 am
The human race is indebted to you for this research. Finally someone is asking the right questions.
I would be careful John, you’ve opened a can of worms and everything is linked to sugar. These companies are powerful and your life may now be in danger. What do you think happened to JFK?
September 23, 2009, 12:02 pm
It’s 7am in Montreal and I’ve tears in my eyes. You make me proud to be Irish…….
September 23, 2009, 3:20 pm
I’m glad you can all appreciate the gravity of the situation.
I’ll be organising a march very soon.
As a wise philosopher once said “First you get the sugar, then you get the money, then you get the power, then you get the women”.
September 27, 2009, 2:14 pm
Mad idea for a blog post!!!! The fact that the whole experiment was overseen by Jimmy McNulty makes it all the more serious.
September 27, 2009, 3:22 pm
Now *this* is citizen journalism.