How many kilojoules are in your drink?

A summary of the five premix dark spirits, premix light spirits, cider and beer with the highest number of kilojoules (as determined by the research) is outlined in the table below.

Beverage kJs Standard drinks
Dark spirits     
Jim Beam Black Label & Cola Cans 375mL 1099 1.8
Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey & Cola Cans 375mL 1069 1.5
Bundaberg U.P. Rum & Cola Cans 375mL 998 1.4
Wild Turkey Bourbon & Cola Cans 375mL 977 1.5
Johnnie Walker Red Label & Cola Cans 375mL 971 1.4
Light spirits     
Smirnoff Ice Double Black Cans 6.5% 375mL 1069 1.9
Gordons Elderflower Spritz Bottle 500mL 1015 1.6
UDL Vodka & Raspberry Cans 375mL 971 1.2
Smirnoff Raspberry Sorbet Pouch 250mL 955 0.9
Smirnoff Lemon Sorbet Pouch 250mL 950 0.9
Ciders     
James Squire Orchard Crush Apple Cider 500mL 875 1.3
Bulmers Original Cider Bottle 500mL 870 1.9
Somersby Apple Cider Bottle 330mL 868 1.2
Somersby Pear Cider Bottle 330mL 868 1.2
Strongbow Classic Apple Cider Bottle 355mL 767 1.4
Beer     
Crown Lager Bottle 375mL 641 1.4
Victoria Bitter Bottles 375mL 634 1.4
James Boag's Premium Lager 623 1.5
Corona Extra Beer 355mL 611 1.3
Carlton Draught Stubbies 375mL 581 1.4
Wine     
Red wine 12% medium glass 160mL (average all brands) 456 1.6
Dry white wine 12% medium glass 160mL (average all brands) 454 1.6
Sweet white wine 11% medium glass 160mL (average all brands) 669 1.6
Sparkling white wine 11% medium glass 160mL (average all brands) 434 1.6
Rose medium glass 11% 160mL (average all brands) 469 1.6

 

Cancer Council Victoria used the Dan Murphy's and First Choice Liquor websites to determine the top 10 selling products in the following categories: premix dark spirits, premix light spirits, cider and beer. Cancer Council Victoria contacted the manufacturers of these drinks to request nutritional information. In the cases where the manufacturer did not provide the information, the nutritional data was sourced from the online CalorieKing Australia food database.

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