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(WTOP)   Love Diet Pepsi, but hate how aspartame loses its sweetness so quickly and has such high susceptibility to heat? No worries, the company is testing acesulfame-potassium as a replacement. Mmmmm, acesulfame-potassium   (wtop.com) divider line 108
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2012-08-31 04:19:47 PM

BKITU: Spam Pajamas: Fiasco? If you looked at coke made in the early 80s the ingredients started as:Carbonated water, sugar... They couldn't just switch to High fructose corn syrup and have nobody notice.

Getting right the the heart of the matter: Coke had switched to HFCS almost a year before introducing New Coke. You are believing in an urban legend.


I didn't realize that was an urban legend. I've been saying it for years here. I came up with that myself when I worked for coca-cola in the 80s and saw the change and noticed the difference in taste. After new coke came out my boss gave me an old six pack of real coke with 'sugar' listed on the ingredients. I saved that for years. I finally opened them one drunk night. By then they tasted like crap though. Also got 1 of 50,000 1980 Olympic commemorative bottles. I still have that. Last time I looked up what they were going for on e-bay it was valued at about $16. WooHoo! 3200% increase in value . Gonna be rich some day.
 
2012-08-31 04:20:05 PM

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: saintstryfe: Smelly Pirate Hooker: Diet drinks are goddam disgusting. I question the judgment of anybody who drinks them regularly. And I'm not even talking about any health concerns. They just taste like shiat (well, not actual shiat, but you know, bad).

I drink them, but that's because I grew up in the house of a life-long diabetic, and we didn't have juices or teas because they were not good for my father, and so once we got out of kiddie-stages, we often had diet coke around because he could drink it.

You must have grown up in the south...Little piece of trivia: tea isn't actually sweet.

I keed...but damn, what is it with southerners and damn sugar in their tea.


I'm from a southern family and a reformed sweet-tea drinker. Like, syrupy sweet. I grew up on the stuff, and after being in the sun after a long, hot, humid day, a glass of sweet tea was actually pretty good. I now prefer regular iced tea with a bit of lemon, and think sweet tea tastes like cough medicine.
 
2012-08-31 04:21:26 PM
Is this where haughty people come to tell you they prefer to only drink Dr Pepper made with sugar cane or any artisan Root Beer also only made with sugar for sweetener, and only drink other sodas on very rare occasions when the mood strikes?

Cuz that's me.

Also love me some black coffee (La Madeline's French Roast, please!) or unsweetened herbal teas.

/precious bodily fluids blah blah blah

How folks can drink so much of any soda is beyond me. I get sick if I drink more than 20 oz at a time.

//gave up soda when I was 18 and only allow myself no more than 2 a week
///sometimes I go weeks to months without one
 
2012-08-31 04:21:45 PM
When I was a kid, and I came downstairs in the morning for school, groggy and with a bad case of bed-head, I'd usually find a big stack of Mom's buckwheat pancakes waiting for me, already drenched in acesulfame-potassium syrup. She'd give me a kiss, call me sweetie, and hand me a plastic spork to eat my breakfast. And I could tell that she loved me.

Those were the days.
 
2012-08-31 04:23:13 PM
i.dailymail.co.uk 
'if it's not tastier than mommy's wee, i don't want it'.
 
2012-08-31 04:25:58 PM

Tyrion's Favorite Wench: Is this where haughty people come to tell you they prefer to only drink Dr Pepper made with sugar cane or any artisan Root Beer also only made with sugar for sweetener, and only drink other sodas on very rare occasions when the mood strikes?

Cuz that's me.

Also love me some black coffee (La Madeline's French Roast, please!) or unsweetened herbal teas.

/precious bodily fluids blah blah blah

How folks can drink so much of any soda is beyond me. I get sick if I drink more than 20 oz at a time.

//gave up soda when I was 18 and only allow myself no more than 2 a week
///sometimes I go weeks to months without one


No one cares
 
2012-08-31 04:26:06 PM
To answer your first question, no, I don't love Diet Pepsi.
 
2012-08-31 04:27:22 PM

soup: This is the good stuff.

[i.imgur.com image 490x360]


I've wondered. Besides the commercial, what makes it "not for women?"

seadoo2006: 3) Caffeinated water


You mean coffee? What the hell is "caffeinated water" and why would you desire that?
 
2012-08-31 04:29:03 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: . I now prefer regular iced tea with a bit of lemon, and think sweet tea tastes like cough medicine.


Growing up the only tea made around around my house and my grandma's house was hot tea with cream and sugar or sweet lemon tea from a can,holy shiat one brand had a top that you had to get off with a can opener and my sister stepped on the cut off top once. She damn near sliced her foot in half. We never had anything other than hot tea after that. I still associate hot tea with George Carlin, cause when dad wasn't terrorizing everyone in the house he was kinda awesome and he'd have tea parties with me and my sister where we'd listen to old records. Also how come you have the association that cold sweet tea equals cough syrup? I only have that with dr.pepper and anything cherry,even real cherries sadly but that's the price for abusing one too many bottle of robitussin.
 
2012-08-31 04:30:28 PM
Personally, I prefer β-(2S,3S,4S,5R)-fructofuranosyl-α-(1R,2R,3S,4S,5R)-glucopyranoside as a sweetner.

/otherwise known as sucrose or simply "cane sugar"
 
2012-08-31 04:37:14 PM

seadoo2006: AbbeySomeone: I've seen so many fat people clutching vats of diet soda, doesn't seem to help. That sh*t is evil, why not just drink water, or start smioking?

1) The aspartame gives you cancer argument has been debunked more than the "Obama is a Kenyan" argument.

2) I'm a Type 1 Diabetic and my doctors recommend I drink diet pop over pretty much any other drink besides water.

3) Caffeinated water costs more than soda, so I drink diet pop. It also has the same caloric content as water (ZERO).

4) Diet pop only correlates with higher weights because people who drink it think they can "make up" those calories in other ways and end up over eating.

5) Whatever, I'll drink what I want ... :-p


What's pop?
 
2012-08-31 04:41:09 PM

A Terrible Human: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: . I now prefer regular iced tea with a bit of lemon, and think sweet tea tastes like cough medicine.

Also how come you have the association that cold sweet tea equals cough syrup? .


Because after years of not having sweet tea, I had some the way my grandparents made it, and it tasted like cough syrup.
 
2012-08-31 04:42:49 PM

FirstNationalBastard: BKITU: Acesulfame potassium + aspartame has been used in Diet Pepsi's flavored sodas, like their Vanilla and Lime variants. It's also the sweetening combo used in Coke Zero, Diet Dr Pepper, and pretty much every other diet soda that isn't plain Diet Coke or Diet Pepsi.

Coke and Pepsi learned after the New Coke fiasco that you don't fark around with the formula on a core product, even if the new formula is preferred by taste-testers. Once the blindfold is off, consumers apply an irrational attachment to the old product and throw a fit at the change.

If they are going to make such a change at this point, they are wise to 1) announce it ahead of time, and 2) announce that they aren't changing the flavoring formula.

"It'll still taste the same, but will last longer if stored in a warm place" is a good way to get around the irrational response.

Or, make a new name like Diet Pepsi smooth, or something like that to market beside regular Diet Pepsi.


That's what makes me INSANE about soft-drink makers: They use ACE-K specifically BECAUSE it has that "diet" taste, they even Blend it with Splenda when they use that as the main sweetener, even though spenda is basically indistinguishable on the palate from sugar when used alone.

It's a big deal to me because A) I'm "allegric" to aspartame-which is to say it gives me horrible abdominal cramps, and its apparently a genetic condition because at least my sister reacts the same way. and B) when i lived in the Midwest I could buy "Diet RC" -(NOT Diet Rite -which uses the Sucralose Ace-k Mix) which only had splenda and was farking delicous

(Diet coke with Splenda doesn;t seem to exist anymore and it was a blend as well, and for watever reason I farking hate Pepsi One which I think they'll replace with this)
 
2012-08-31 04:44:39 PM
i.i.com.com

/approves
/superior potassium
 
2012-08-31 04:52:57 PM

Mentalpatient87: soup: This is the good stuff.

[i.imgur.com image 490x360]

I've wondered. Besides the commercial, what makes it "not for women?"

seadoo2006: 3) Caffeinated water

You mean coffee? What the hell is "caffeinated water" and why would you desire that?


This oughta clear things up
 
2012-08-31 05:01:56 PM

Spam Pajamas: f you looked at coke made in the early 80s the ingredients started as:Carbonated water, sugar... They couldn't just switch to High fructose corn syrup and have nobody notice. Unless they made crappy new coke and then brought back coke classic a little later with the switch. Coke classic isn't. The real classic stuff had sugar.


As per Snopes.com:

An interesting little claim sprang up in the wake of the introduction of Classic Coke, one having to do with its sweetener. People swore they detected a change in the flavor between Classic Coke and the original. This gave rise to the rumor that the product had been reformulated, dropping cane sugar in favor of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). Depending upon whom you listened to, either the demand for the return of original Coca-Cola afforded the company the opportunity to switch from cane sugar to corn syrup or the whole fiasco of taking original Coca-Cola off the shelves and reintroducing it three months later as Classic Coke was all a brilliant scheme to mask the change in sweetener. According to whispered wisdom, the company had hoped to slip the modification past consumers by having it take place during the original beverage's absence from the shelves. People would be so darned glad to have Classic Coke back that they wouldn't notice it didn't taste the same as original Coca-Cola. (Another twist to this rumor had it that New Coke had deliberately been formulated to taste awful in order to facilitate the switch - this supposedly gave Coca-Cola an excuse for pulling the original formula and then putting it back on the market after a brief absence, making it look all along as if they were simply responding to consumer demands.)

The change in sweetener wasn't anything that diabolical. Corn syrup was cheaper than cane sugar; that's what it came down to. In 1980, five years before the introduction of New Coke, Coca-Cola had begun to allow bottlers to replace half the cane sugar in Coca-Cola with HFCS. By six months prior to New Coke's knocking the original Coca-Cola off the shelves, American Coca-Cola bottlers were allowed to use 100% HFCS. Whether they knew it or not, many consumers were already drinking Coke that was 100% sweetened by HFCS.
 
2012-08-31 05:10:27 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: brandent: Coke zero is awful. It DOES taste different. Diet Coke is the nectar of the gods.

/that and beer
/and wine

Coke Zero tastes like liquified aspirin, you neanderthal.


Well I said awful so yea liquified aspirin is awful.
 
2012-08-31 05:16:15 PM
I miss Pepsi Twist
 
2012-08-31 05:35:01 PM

TheManofPA: [guyism.com image 400x291]

/that's bad


Came for this

/the soda is also cursed
 
2012-08-31 05:37:40 PM

superfudge73: seadoo2006: AbbeySomeone: I've seen so many fat people clutching vats of diet soda, doesn't seem to help. That sh*t is evil, why not just drink water, or start smioking?

1) The aspartame gives you cancer argument has been debunked more than the "Obama is a Kenyan" argument.

2) I'm a Type 1 Diabetic and my doctors recommend I drink diet pop over pretty much any other drink besides water.

3) Caffeinated water costs more than soda, so I drink diet pop. It also has the same caloric content as water (ZERO).

4) Diet pop only correlates with higher weights because people who drink it think they can "make up" those calories in other ways and end up over eating.

5) Whatever, I'll drink what I want ... :-p

What's pop?



What's smioking?

i46.tinypic.com
 
2012-08-31 05:55:53 PM

superfudge73: What's pop?


"Pop" is one of a number of regional terms that refer to carbonated nonalcoholic beverages.
 
2012-08-31 06:18:27 PM
Just dropping in to say that while I can't stand Diet Pepsi, they have a fairly new thing out called Pepsi Next, which is half way between diet and regular. As a standard Pepsi addict for years, I really like the new stuff. It's 60 calories instead of 150, although aside from that it's probably worse for me overall: it has a little more caffeine, and for sweetener it's a full mix of everything bad: HFCS, aspartame, acesulfame potassium, and sucralose.

/can't win for losing
//as a rule, I drink twice as much water as Pepsi
///that's a lot of water
 
2012-08-31 06:21:53 PM

omnibus_necanda_sunt: Acesulfame potassium:


Aspartame:


Thanks, much clearer now.
 
2012-08-31 06:25:23 PM
TCBOO

www.x-entertainment.com
 
2012-08-31 06:57:44 PM

John_David_Stutts: serial arseonist: semiotix: Ace-K is the shiat. It's the only artificial sweetener that comes with its own cool street name.

Hey, man, can you hook me up with some Ace-K?

pretty sure the street name is actually ace-k 47, but it's generally used in reference to any black market sweetener

Is there some sort of chart or pictogram to use? I only ask so journalists can be accurate when they report the story.


q&d

i1003.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-31 06:58:48 PM

Great Porn Dragon: (The "Usual Reminder", of note: "Y'all know I'm an aspartame-sensitive migraneur, so the diet drinks I CAN have consist of Pepsi One, Diet Coke with Splenda, and most RC products and specialty drinks a la Ale-8-1 and Cheerwine. Regular diet Coke and Pepsi will make me hate life the next day so I cannot has. Please make sure there's something I can drink. :D")


Just FYI: Diet Shasta (any flavor), Diet Hansen's, and Diet Jones would be options for you as well.
 
2012-08-31 07:18:22 PM

HeartBurnKid: Great Porn Dragon: (The "Usual Reminder", of note: "Y'all know I'm an aspartame-sensitive migraneur, so the diet drinks I CAN have consist of Pepsi One, Diet Coke with Splenda, and most RC products and specialty drinks a la Ale-8-1 and Cheerwine. Regular diet Coke and Pepsi will make me hate life the next day so I cannot has. Please make sure there's something I can drink. :D")

Just FYI: Diet Shasta (any flavor), Diet Hansen's, and Diet Jones would be options for you as well.


Hansen's and Jones I count among "specialty drinks" (aka Not From The Big Three), but knowing Diet Shasta is an option IS helpful :D

I've also found on occasion generic store brands can be "migraneur friendly"--Food Lion's generics are. Unfortunately, neither Kroger nor Meijer nor Wal-Mart seem to be (which are the three options around here)...ah well, more of an excuse to seek out the specialty stuff, LOL, and at least RC seems to be friendly to us migraneurs still.

And around here, they do still sell Diet Coke with Splenda, probably because people raise hell otherwise :D It's actually Tab that's hell to find around here...

(Then again, with the summer we've had, I've actually not been as huge on sodas--unsweetened iced tea or minty-water on the other hand has hit the spot :D Especially water with a bit of mint in it)

/now if I could find a local source for the diet Dr. Enuf, all would be good
//can find the REGULAR at (of all places) Cracker Barrel and Fresh Market, only ever saw the diet in Bristol, I know you can supposedly order it from their website nao but would rather not pay shipping charges hehe
///contrary to what it may sound like to folks who've never been in the Tri-State area, Dr. Enuf is not a Dr. Pepper clone but is...well...ok, it's hard to describe, imagine the original version of those B-vitamin shooters with some citrus flavour and you get the idea :D
 
2012-08-31 07:20:27 PM
fat cows still be fat cows......diet???? bwhahahahahaaaa!

Eating to become skinny is like spending to save money.
 
2012-08-31 07:22:21 PM
And yes, there's a rather specific reason I bring up diet Dr. Enuf--yes, it's an Ace-K/sweetener mix, but it's an Ace-K/Splenda mix, not Ace-K/aspartame (the latter is all too common, and a source of GREAT vexation to me especially with chewing gum--pretty much I'm stuck with Mexican Chicklets, stuff at Whole Paycheck, or stuff at Fresh Market imported from Europe).

If Pepsi goes Ace-K/Splenda, this will make for a happy me. And they BETTER not take Pepsi One off the market, OR Coke with Splenda--need something for rum and soda, at any rate :D

/that, or I shall just have to live with bourbon and tequila and Castillo rum. Oh darn
 
2012-08-31 07:25:55 PM
www.everyview.com

/All-natural sweeteners FTW!
 
2012-08-31 08:43:06 PM
I can drink diet Coke all day long,but especially if it's fountain diet Coke because they add saccharin to it which gives it a little extra zing. mmmm
 
2012-08-31 08:48:05 PM

AbbeySomeone: I've seen so many fat people clutching vats of diet soda, doesn't seem to help. That sh*t is evil, why not just drink water, or start smioking?


/CSB: Back when froyo was just starting to be a thing, I had to fix a cash register at one of those places, and during the whole time I was there, they had not one customer under 300 lb, nor any who didn't get them loaded with toppings.
/Go back to ice cream (you know you want it!), and forget the ridiculous toppings!
 
2012-08-31 09:11:23 PM

Great Porn Dragon: Frankly I hope they not only go Ace-K but ditch the godsbedamned aspartame altogether, or if they MUST do a combo with another sweetener go with an Ace-K/sugar or Ace-K/Splenda mix--then I might actually be able to not have to give the Usual Reminder of what diet drinks I can have to my diabetic relatives and friends. Hell, it might even mean I can actually get something besides tea at a restaurant if I'm actually trying to "be good" :D

(The "Usual Reminder", of note: "Y'all know I'm an aspartame-sensitive migraneur, so the diet drinks I CAN have consist of Pepsi One, Diet Coke with Splenda, and most RC products and specialty drinks a la Ale-8-1 and Cheerwine. Regular diet Coke and Pepsi will make me hate life the next day so I cannot has. Please make sure there's something I can drink. :D")

/no, aspartame will NOT give you cancer, but there is a non-negligible population--folks who are aspartame-sensitive migraneurs--who cannot has.
//No, not just claiming this, actually diagnosed by a real neurologist after a food elimination trial pretty much knocked out the weirdness with not only headaches but auras, puking, and weird changes in temperature sensation that are likely an aura themselves
///have done food trials with Ace-K, it doesn't throw my body into the same misery that aspartame does, or at least nowhere to that degree...Splenda is still my friend when dealing with diabetics, though
////it is goddamn farking impossible to find migraneur-safe non-sugar fountain drinks


You know you're a real Kentuckian if Mama (or Meema) put Ale-8-1 in your baby bottle (because you "need energy"), and you have to have it shipped to you if you are deployed overseas.
/OUTSIDER WARNING: IT WILL TURN YOUR GUTS TO ROADKILL! But after a while, you'll get used to it. Yanno, like Coke Zero!
 
2012-08-31 09:16:49 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Spam Pajamas: And diet anything is just chemical crap making people more fat.

I stick to chemical-free food and drink, myself.


Are you like that Guru a while back that convinced his followers that he was on such a high plane that he no longer required food or drink?
/They caught him in an all-night doughnut shop. (True story if you believe the MSM)
 
2012-08-31 09:59:47 PM

Mentalpatient87: soup: This is the good stuff.

[i.imgur.com image 490x360]

I've wondered. Besides the commercial, what makes it "not for women?"

seadoo2006: 3) Caffeinated water

You mean coffee? What the hell is "caffeinated water" and why would you desire that?


No, I mean exactly what I said.

sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net

AVITAE is caffeinated water. That's it. Purified water and natural caffeine. No sugar, no carbonation, no calories, and no additives that you need to go to Med School to understand.


I don't care for coffee or tea because coffee is too bitter and tends to give me migraines and I really don't care for eating/drinking hot liquids (tea, coffee, soup). Caffeinated water gives you the benefit of the caffeine without any of the other additives, but it's pricey, so I tend not to drink it. I can get TWO 24-can packs of Diet Pepsi or FOUR 6-packs of 24-oz Diet Pepsi Bottles for $11 at Giant Eagle ... Versus about $2.50+ for Avitae ...
 
2012-08-31 10:04:14 PM

seadoo2006: Mentalpatient87: soup: This is the good stuff.

[i.imgur.com image 490x360]

I've wondered. Besides the commercial, what makes it "not for women?"

seadoo2006: 3) Caffeinated water

You mean coffee? What the hell is "caffeinated water" and why would you desire that?

No, I mean exactly what I said.

[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 540x720]

AVITAE is caffeinated water. That's it. Purified water and natural caffeine. No sugar, no carbonation, no calories, and no additives that you need to go to Med School to understand.

I don't care for coffee or tea because coffee is too bitter and tends to give me migraines and I really don't care for eating/drinking hot liquids (tea, coffee, soup). Caffeinated water gives you the benefit of the caffeine without any of the other additives, but it's pricey, so I tend not to drink it. I can get TWO 24-can packs of Diet Pepsi or FOUR 6-packs of 24-oz Diet Pepsi Bottles for $11 at Giant Eagle ... Versus about $2.50+ for Avitae ...


If caffeine is what you want just get these: 

www.hackerstickers.com
 
2012-08-31 10:07:03 PM

bhcompy: seadoo2006: Mentalpatient87: soup: This is the good stuff.

[i.imgur.com image 490x360]

I've wondered. Besides the commercial, what makes it "not for women?"

seadoo2006: 3) Caffeinated water

You mean coffee? What the hell is "caffeinated water" and why would you desire that?

No, I mean exactly what I said.

[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 540x720]

AVITAE is caffeinated water. That's it. Purified water and natural caffeine. No sugar, no carbonation, no calories, and no additives that you need to go to Med School to understand.

I don't care for coffee or tea because coffee is too bitter and tends to give me migraines and I really don't care for eating/drinking hot liquids (tea, coffee, soup). Caffeinated water gives you the benefit of the caffeine without any of the other additives, but it's pricey, so I tend not to drink it. I can get TWO 24-can packs of Diet Pepsi or FOUR 6-packs of 24-oz Diet Pepsi Bottles for $11 at Giant Eagle ... Versus about $2.50+ for Avitae ...

If caffeine is what you want just get these: 

[www.hackerstickers.com image 536x525]


Don't work ... Like No-Doz, it's too concentrated, too much jittery-ness ... caffeine pills don't do the trick. Alas, I'm making excuses for a psychological addiction, but Diet Pepsi in lieu of a morning coffee hits all the right buttons. Haven't found something that gives me a similarly good feeling.
 
2012-08-31 10:24:09 PM
And still, cyclamate remains banned in the US.

bhcompy

If caffeine is what you want just get these:

[penguincaffeinatedmints]


Whoa! Are those re-imaged Zingos?

// Still got a tin in the freezer.
 
2012-08-31 10:48:33 PM

Larva Lump: And still, cyclamate remains banned in the US.

bhcompy

If caffeine is what you want just get these:

[penguincaffeinatedmints]

Whoa! Are those re-imaged Zingos?

// Still got a tin in the freezer.


They've been around since at least the late 90s, so I wouldn't say reimagined.. maybe a competitor?
 
2012-08-31 10:57:03 PM

YodaBlues: I started drinking diet soda a few years ago when I was on a weight loss kick. It was farking HORRIBLE at the start, but after awhile, I got used to it and now I cannot drink regular soda. It's just too sugary. It coats your frigging teeth for hours afterward.


I don't know about teeth, but I find that regular sodas leave a sticky film on my lips after drinking, feeling like I have to rinse them after having a glass. Seems true of Diet Pepsi as well; my family only ever stocked Diet Coke, so I tend to avoid Pepsi as a result and don't really drink it except in dire circumstances.

These days, when in public, I stick with water anyway.
 
2012-08-31 11:48:01 PM
I'm still wondering what the hell is wrong with real sugar.
 
2012-09-01 12:04:46 AM

peeledpeas: I'm still wondering what the hell is wrong with real sugar.


Well, carbohydrates ... drinking "diet" protein is just not the same, obviously.
 
2012-09-01 12:12:59 AM

peeledpeas: I'm still wondering what the hell is wrong with real sugar.


Well, it makes you fat.
 
2012-09-01 12:29:38 AM

peeledpeas: I'm still wondering what the hell is wrong with real sugar.


Not much in moderation (admittedly, few folks get that "moderation" thing), unless (and this is the big thing) you're diabetic or otherwise on a diabetic diet and really not supposed to be ingesting a whole lot of sugar or carbs to begin with :D

It's one of those things I kind of have to watch, seeing as I have a few friends AND pretty much a huge chunk of my maternal side of the family who are on those diets and keep forgetting that I Cannot Has Nutrasweet at family gatherings where the only things offered are of the Unleaded Variety, so to speak. :D I myself should be on such a diet too just as a preventative measure, and I DO follow it for the most part, but do allow myself an occasional soda as a treat.

(Honestly I prefer the fully-leaded, aka "pure sugar", drinks--you get sated easier. Also why I am not the hugest fan of soda when it's hot in summer.)
 
2012-09-01 12:29:43 AM
Whoever calls "pop" when referring to soda is a hillbilly retard from one of those red flyover states. Just saying.
 
2012-09-01 12:37:21 AM

peeledpeas: I'm still wondering what the hell is wrong with real sugar.



How you doin'?
 
2012-09-01 01:18:39 AM

doosh: Whoever calls "pop" when referring to soda is a hillbilly retard from one of those red flyover states. Just saying.


Well, Cuyahoga County is blue, same with Ohio in the last election ... just sayin' ... and our world class hospitals, orchestra, museums, libraries, and schools have a little issue with you calling us 'hillbilly retards' ...

/Cleveland Clinic
//Cleveland Orchestra
///Cleveland Museum of Art
////Cuyahoga County Public Library, Cleveland Public Library, Cleveland Heights Public Library
//Case Western, Oberlin, Baldwin-Wallace, Kent State, University of Akron, Ohio State, Ohio University, Miami University of Ohio, University of Cincinnati ...
/slashies ...
 
2012-09-01 01:46:16 AM

doosh: Whoever calls "pop" when referring to soda is a hillbilly retard from one of those red flyover states. Just saying.


You sound like a doosh.
 
2012-09-01 02:38:11 AM

Dinjiin: Spam Pajamas: f you looked at coke made in the early 80s the ingredients started as:Carbonated water, sugar... They couldn't just switch to High fructose corn syrup and have nobody notice. Unless they made crappy new coke and then brought back coke classic a little later with the switch. Coke classic isn't. The real classic stuff had sugar.

As per Snopes.com:

An interesting little claim sprang up in the wake of the introduction of Classic Coke, one having to do with its sweetener. People swore they detected a change in the flavor between Classic Coke and the original. This gave rise to the rumor that the product had been reformulated, dropping cane sugar in favor of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). Depending upon whom you listened to, either the demand for the return of original Coca-Cola afforded the company the opportunity to switch from cane sugar to corn syrup or the whole fiasco of taking original Coca-Cola off the shelves and reintroducing it three months later as Classic Coke was all a brilliant scheme to mask the change in sweetener. According to whispered wisdom, the company had hoped to slip the modification past consumers by having it take place during the original beverage's absence from the shelves. People would be so darned glad to have Classic Coke back that they wouldn't notice it didn't taste the same as original Coca-Cola. (Another twist to this rumor had it that New Coke had deliberately been formulated to taste awful in order to facilitate the switch - this supposedly gave Coca-Cola an excuse for pulling the original formula and then putting it back on the market after a brief absence, making it look all along as if they were simply responding to consumer demands.)

The change in sweetener wasn't anything that diabolical. Corn syrup was cheaper than cane sugar; that's what it came down to. In 1980, five years before the introduction of New Coke, Coca-Cola had begun to allow bottlers to replace half the cane sugar in Coca-Cola with HFCS. By six ...


Two things in my tin-foil defence. First. It didn't hurt them. It wasn't a Fiasco. I still think it was planned. :)



And second, the replacement from real sugar to HFCS took place over a number of years depending on what was available, and cheaper. Maybe by the time it hit us here in Ca., it coincided with the New Coke thing. Either way, it doesn't taste the same. Never has. I have about one coke a month now. Only when the craving is perfect. Diet stuff is and always will be crap. Drink water people. You don't always need a sweet-drink-baby-pacifier to suck on. You are an adult. Water. It does a body good.

/off to grab another beer
 
2012-09-01 02:41:13 AM
Didn't realize the preview was gone. Here's the graph I meant to post for my first point:

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