Experts have rounded on the soft drink industry claiming the majority are overloaded with sugar and urging the government to step in to take "legislative action".
Katharine Jenner from Action for Sugar said that legislative action would now have to be taken to curb the prevalence of sugar in the drinks if the industry failed to self-regulate.
"We are talking about taxation, warning labels, limits to the amount of sugar in food and that's something that's going to have to happen pretty soon if they don't take action," Jenner said.
Although a typical can of cola had around nine spoons of sugar other branded soft drinks had a similar amount with some ginger beer drinks containing as much as 13 spoons of sugar,
However, Gavin Partington from the British Soft Drinks Association, said it was wrong to demonise the entire industry over a single ingredient.
ITV News Consumer Editor Chris Choi reports:
Its invisible when you drink it, but a coalition of doctors and nutritionists says there is far too much sugar in soft drinks.
A recent study has found that ginger beer flavoured drinks 'contain the most sugar' compared to other fizzy drinks, including Coca Cola.