If you’re sugar-free like us or just trying to avoid it, reading the ingredients on labels becomes a necessity.
Whilst we mostly cook from scratch, we still need to buy stuff like (non-dairy) milk, passata or cacao powder and you cannot trust corporations not to hide ingredients in food. I am still shocked to discover that tins of pineapple quite often contain sugar syrup! I mean, WHY?
Words are so similar but so different
Here are some foreign European words for sugar. If nothing else, it is fascinating to see how similar words from different countries are.
Bulgarian: захар (zakhar)
Latvian & Lithuanian: Cukurs
Macedonian: шеќер (šeḱer)
Serbian: шећер (šećer)