Why does everything have sugar in it? It isn't just in there because it tastes good. If that were all sugar had to offer, it would be added to far fewer products. As it is, sugar is added to things that aren't like leather, concrete and hand lotion. Why? Because it is hygroscopic.
It's rare to read an ingredients label these days without stumbling over at least a few unfamiliar words, and many of these words can be a little... disconcerting.