sugarCubes

Search for an item, then click on one to get its sugar content!

The food industry runs rampant with products that contain high volumes of sugar. The intent of this simple web application is to provide a concrete visualization of the sugar that makes it into the food we consume. Rather than seeing just the grams of sugar a product contains, the page shows the same amount in terms of sugar cubes (each of which is around 4 grams of sugar). A nutritional database that stores information about products from major retail brands provides the sugar content data. By clicking on one of the items returned by a search, a visualization will be shown.