Meet Sugar Donkey. This poor little critter carries around 90 pounds of sugar all year long. This is the average annual consumption of sugar in the United States. Most of us would not deliberately put this much sugarĀ our diet – who wants to be a “Sugar Donkey”? But, sugar is hidden in 75% of the foods sold in the U.S. Eeeyikes! The Food and Beverage Industry must think we are all Sugar Donkeys.