Alcohol and Carbohydrates

Over one-half of American adults believe that the carbohydrate count in vodka is “high” or “medium” and 55% believe this about tequila. In fact, neither vodka nor tequila contains any carbohydrates, nor does gin, rum or whiskey.

The survey, by Ipsos Public Affairs, also found over two-thirds of adults falsely believing that fruit juice and regular soda are lower in carbohydrates than distilled spirits.

Similar surveys reveal that most Americans don’t realize that standard drinks of beer, spirits and wine all contain the same amount of alcohol, .6 ounce.


  • Dolliver, M. It’s a sign of the Atkins-crazed times. Adweek, 12-8-03, p. 24.

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