Hold On!

Hold Up

Please select a minimum of three sectors in the menu above.

Got It
  • How is the conversation around sugar shifting Down Under?
  • How is the conversation around sugar shifting Down Under?
    Gardie Design (2018) ©
REPORT

How Aussies are shaking their sugar habit

Amid growing health concerns, many Australians are cutting back on sugar, with 24% of them following a diet that restricts their intake. How are they satisfying their craving for a sweet sensation without resorting to artificial alternatives like aspartame that are often regarded with suspicion?

Location Australia

Scope
As the country’s second largest export crop after wheat, sugar is a key ingredient in the Australian economy. [1] Annually, more than 4,400 farms yield up to 35 million tonnes of sugar cane, from which roughly 4.5 million tonnes of raw sugar is extracted. [2] Yet amid growing health concerns, there is a push for a UK-style tax on the sweet substance to help curb the nation’s obesity problem; in 2014/15, nearly two-thirds of Aussies were overweight or obese. [3]

“A single can of cola has nine teaspoons of sugar in it. Other ...

Canvas8

Related

  • Article image Why are Australians such coffee connoisseurs?

    With 27% claiming they ‘cannot survive’ without it and 75% having at least one cup daily, it’s fair to say that Australians love their coffee, leading many to seek the highest quality and most consistent brew to suit their complex flavour profiles. How have they become such discerning drinkers?

  • Article image Grifter Brewing Co: Sour beer for experimental Aussies

    Until 150 years ago, all beers were sour. Sydney’s The Grifter Brewing Co. is helping bring this acidic beverage back into the spotlight with a tangy pink lemonade beer and ‘Acid Drop’ ale that sell fast in Australia’s hot climate. So how did the ‘sour’ make its way into the pub? And is it here to stay?

  • Article image How are snack brands going healthy?

    With obesity at the forefront of many consumers’ minds, they are looking for healthier snacking options. In response, snack and beverage brands are implementing new strategies, including reducing portion sizes, ‘premiumising’ their products and using clearer labelling.  

  • Article image How are Aussie drinking habits changing?

    Australia has long been seen as a nation of hard-drinking lager lovers, but the truth is more nuanced – and surprising. Aussies now drink less than at any point in the last 50 years, abstention is on the rise, and tastes have significantly changed too. But what’s behind these cultural shifts?