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  • Foods You Will Have to Forgo When Egypt’s Sugar is Truly Scarce

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    Since the sugar shortage began, people have been getting their knickers in a twist—but not for the right reasons. What everyone seems most concerned about, is not being able to sweeten their tea and coffee. However, the problem runs so much deeper than that. Though there are obvious knock-on effects, there are also a number of foods that you may not realise contain high amounts of sugar; that is, foods that we will soon see disappear off the shelves if the crisis continues.

    Bread

    bread

    And no, this is not just the pre-packaged kind—even Fino contains sugar.

    Yoghurt

    yoghurt

    Flavoured yoghurts contain between 19-30 grams of sugar. That’s as much as a Twinkie!

    Pepsi

    pepsi

    This goes for other sodas as well. So if you were planning on getting your caffeine fix from this source since you can’t sweeten your coffee, think again.

    Juice

    juice

    Even homemade natural juices have added sugar, but more importantly, so do the store-bought kind.

    Hot Dogs

    hot dog

    Yes, you read that correctly. No more sugar means no more hot dogs.

    Ketchup/Mustard/Mayonnaise

    mayo

    Even if you could have hot dogs, you would have to forgo condiments, as they are extremely high in sugar content, and thus won’t be available.

    Pasta sauce

    pasta sauce

    You’re going to have to get used to having your ‘macarona’ dry.

    Dressing/Sauce

    dressing

    Same goes with your sandwiches—dry.

    Chicken/Meat/Vegetable Stock

    stock

    Believe it or not, stock cubes have 17 grams of sugar in them.

    Milk

    milk

    Both whole and skimmed milk contain 5 grams of sugar. Imagine your life without milk.

    Crackers

    crackers

    It’s not just salt they’re loaded with.

    Canned Goods

    corn

    This goes for fruits (e.g. peaches, pineapple), veggies (e.g. sweet corn) and beans.

    Chewing Gum

    gum

    The answer to ‘ma3ak leban?’ will always be ‘no’.

    Coleslaw

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    This won’t be an option at salad bars anymore once sugar is truly scarce.

    Cheese

    cheese

    ‘Gebna beida’ contains around 2.7 grams of sugar. Doesn’t sound like much, but if there is no sugar, there is no cheese.

    Biscuits

    biscuits

    Oh, well. They stopped importing McVities anyway.

    Cappuccino Sachets

    cappuccino

     No sugar for your coffee, and no Nescafe` either.

    Potato Chips

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    Egypt’s favourite snack contains around 14 grams of sugar per 7oz bag. 

     You have been warned. Stock up on these items while you can!
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    By Salma Thanatos Rizk

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