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How many kilojoules are in that alcoholic drink?

How many kilojoules are in that alcoholic drink?

It’s surprising how many kilojoules the alcohol in a drink can add to your energy intake. These kilojoules are often referred to as empty, as they hold no nutritional value. Excess kilojoules are stored in the body as fat. Three alcoholic drinks may be easy to have on a night out.

We compare the energy in three drinks to that in Tim Tams. There are 397k per Original Tim Tam biscuit.

(Products listed in order from lowest to highest kilojoules)

Low-alcohol beer (with around 2.5% alcohol)

1110kJ per 3 x 330ml bottles

= 2.8 Tim Tams

Regular draught beer

1135kJ per 3 x 300ml bottles

= 2.9 Tim Tams

Low-carb beer

1220kJ per 3 x 330ml bottles

= 3.1 Tim Tams

White wine

1315kJ per 3 x 150ml glasses

= 3.3 Tim Tams

Red wine

1475kJ per 3 x 150ml glasses

= 3.7 Tim Tams

Cider

1630kJ per 3 x 330ml bottles

= 4.1 Tim Tams

Lager

1705kJ per 3 x 330ml bottles

= 4.3 Tim Tams

Double vodka, lime and soda

1730kJ per 3 x 200ml glasses

= 4.4 Tim Tams

Dark ale

1870kJ per 3 x 330ml bottles

= 4.7 Tim Tams

Double gin and tonic

2555kJ per 3 x 200ml glasses

= 6.4 Tim Tams




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