(I wrote this letter to Weetabix earlier. If any foodies – or mathematicians – have anything to offer – please share!)
I’m interested in healthy eating and levels of added sugar in food. I regularly buy Weetabix products and have been studying your ingredients more closely of late.
Taking the ingredient labels on your various products, can you explain the following to me:
Product name Ingredients Sugar per 100gr
‘Weetabix Wholegr Wheat 95% 4.4gr’
i.e if 93% of what goes into the box is wheat, mathematically not more than 7% can be sugar. The sugar levels in the other two products make sense in this regard. I don’t understand where this extra 10% sugar comes from?! Can you explain it to me.
I look forward to hearing from you.