A 12-ounce can of Mountain Dew contains the equivalent of about a dozen packets of sugar. A 20-ounce bottle contains the equivalent of approximately 19 ½ packets of sugar.
When contrasted with Coke, the world's most popular soft drink, Mountain Dew contains significantly more sugar. A 1-liter bottle of Mountain Dew contains 124 grams of sugar, which is equivalent to approximately 31 packets of sugar. The same volume of Coke contains 108 grams of sugar, or about 27 ½ packets of sugar.
Energy drinks are also high in sugar. An 8-ounce can of Rockstar Energy Drink contains 31 grams, or roughly 8 packets of sugar, and an 8-ounce can of Red Bull Energy Drink contains 27 grams, or roughly 7 packets of sugar.