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The 6 Worst Breads That Are Loaded With Sugar

You're going to want to make sure these loaves don't make it into your shopping cart.
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You've reached that point in your grocery shopping journey—the time has come where you're face-to-face with the bread aisle. Safe to say this can be a bit of an overwhelming experience. There are truly so many options. Plus, you obviously want to choose the healthiest loaf to bring into your home. But there are some bread options that are a no-go.

And that's because they're loaded up with sugar.

According to The American Heart Association, American adults consume an average of 77 grams of sugar per day. That is way beyond the recommended limit of 36 grams for men and 25 grams for women. If you are overconsuming added sugar, this can lead to weight gain, inflammation, cravings for more sugar, and, ultimately, you're putting yourself at a higher risk of disease.

So if taking a closer look at the bread you're buying can help prevent this, we think that's a pretty solid tradeoff. We rounded up the bread slices from popular brands that are packing the most sugar. This way, you know exactly which loaves of bread to keep out of your shopping cart. Instead, be sure you stock up on any of The 7 Healthiest Foods to Eat Right Now

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Pepperidge Farm Swirl Brown Sugar Cinnamon

pepperidge farm cinnamon bread

Per 1 slice: 110 calories, 2 g fat (0 g saturated fat), 140 mg sodium, 21 g carbs (<1 g fiber, 7 g sugar), 4 g protein

A thick slice of bread that is loaded up with brown sugar cinnamon—sounds delicious. But you're going to want to think twice about that. While Pepperidge Farm says this bread is perfect to "wake up to swirls and swirls of yummy morning magic," one slice is packing as much sugar you get from three Hershey Kisses.

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Martin's Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Potato Bread

cinnamon raisin potato bread

Per 1 slice: 90 calories, 1.5 g fat (0 g saturated fat), 85 mg sodium, 17 g carbs (1 g fiber, 7 g sugar), 3 g protein

Cinnamon raisin anything you already know is going to have extra sugar, and Martin's Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Potato Bread is no different. Raisins and swirls of cinnamon are baked into potato bread, costing you 7 grams of sugar per slice. Keep in mind that's not even factoring in any jelly, peanut butter, or other spreads you might end up slathering on top.

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King's Original Hawaiian Sweet Sliced Bread

kings hawaiian sweet bread

Per 1 slice: 120 calories, 2.5 g fat (1.5  g saturated fat), 115 mg sodium, 20 g carbs (<1 g fiber, 7 g sugar), 3 g protein

King's Original Hawaiian Sweet Sliced Bread is described as "soft and irresistible with just a touch of sweetness to make your next sandwich or breakfast bread absolutely delicious." So if you decide to make yourself a scrambled egg sandwich, for example, you would typically use two slices of bread. That would result in 14 grams of sugar. Yikes.

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Wonder Bread Honey Buns

wonder honey buns

Per 1 bun: 170 calories, 2.5 g fat (0 g saturated fat), 260 mg sodium, 32 g carbs (<1 g fiber, 7 g sugar), 5 g protein

OK, so these are buns and not slices of bread. You can use a bun for anything you can use a regular slice of bread for! Wonder's Honey Buns are definitely sweet, coming in at 7 grams of sugar. Seems to be the (un)lucky number…

5

Sun Maid Cinnamon Swirl Raisin Bread

sun maid raisin bread

Per 1 slice: 100 calories, 1.5 g fat (0.5 g saturated fat), 130 mg sodium, 18 g carbs (1 g fiber, 8 g sugar), 3 g protein

You already know that cinnamon swirl raisin bread is a dangerous option. Sun Maid's version is just as bad as you would think, packing as much sugar as you would get from two and a half Oreo Thin cookies.

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pepperidge farm farmhouse berry sunflower bread

Per 1 slice: 110 calories, 2 g fat (0 g saturated fat), 140 mg sodium, 19 g carbs (1 g fiber, 6 g sugar), 5 g protein

Pepperidge Farm introduced the Berry Sunflower Breakfast Bread and it's said to have a "fresh out of the oven taste." With 6 grams of added sugar, though, it's just not worth it.

Jennifer Maldonado
Jennifer Maldonado is a senior editor at Eat This, Not That!, specializing in food and health content. Read more
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