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#31 linsook

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 06:07

um...coke is made with real sugar in Canada.......which, the last time i checked, was part of north america.....


Uhmm... I don't think so.


#32 green_link

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 06:27

Uhmm... I don't think so.


i will go get a can right now. in fact e a bottle of coke in my fridge.

don't argue with me. i went to the US on vacation and couldn't stand the taste of the coke i was drinking. i checked the ingerdients took a picture of the can and when i got back to canada compared the pic with a CANADIAN can of coke and sure enough the CANADIAN coke had real sugar listed and tasted like the coke i grew up with

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 06:31

What the hell, I'll bite, UK Coke is better :p
So is Pepsi
(Vain attempt to stay on topic)

#34 linsook

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 06:33

i will go get a can right now. in fact e a bottle of coke in my fridge.

don't argue with me. i went to the US on vacation and couldn't stand the taste of the coke i was drinking. i checked the ingerdients took a picture of the can and when i got back to canada compared the pic with a CANADIAN can of coke and sure enough the CANADIAN coke had real sugar listed and tasted like the coke i grew up with


Just google canada coke sugar. On chowhound and redflagdeals you got canadians asking about where to get coke made with sugar. They talk about where to get passover/kosher coke, trini coke, mexican coke etc.

Edit: bottom one is regular canadian coke the top is the seasonal passover one.
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I just read this now: sugar/glucose-fructose is an allowed collective term to be used when one of them is being used. Which is a purposely misleading term as sugar is written when infact only high fructose corn syrup is present. Hfcs = glucose-fructose in canada.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 06:40

I only drink water, and you should too.


In a few weeks it will be exactly one year since I last took a sip of soda. I don't even miss it now.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 09:14

why can't they use something like stevia?

#37 Arkos Reed

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 09:34

The diet sodas I've tasted with acesulfame potassium leave an aftertaste similar to the old saccharine sweetener used years ago, blah.


In fact this is exactly the opposite, combining Aspartame (or sucralose/stevia) with Acesulfame K has several advantages :
- it neutralizes both sweeteners' aftertastes
- it multiplies the sweetening effect (the sum is greater than each parts)
- it chemically bonds and stabilizes them

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 11:25

In fact this is exactly the opposite, combining Aspartame (or sucralose/stevia) with Acesulfame K has several advantages :
- it neutralizes both sweeteners' aftertastes
- it multiplies the sweetening effect (the sum is greater than each parts)
- it chemically bonds and stabilizes them

Well you are one of a kind, anything I've had with more than one sweetener tastes just like metal, it is absolutely disgusting.
Not to mention what it does to your insides.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 11:31

Well you are one of a kind, anything I've had with more than one sweetener tastes just like metal, it is absolutely disgusting.
Not to mention what it does to your insides.


It's not just me, I had noted by myself when buying sweeteners for my coffee that those containing only one sort of sweetener invariably had an aftertaste (can't stand coffee without sugar, and I drink so many, I had to find an alternative), the worse being stevia (the 1st distributed versions that is). The common denominator to the ones that had no aftertaste was the adjunction of Ace-K. I then looked around and found several articles relating the synergistic properties of this sweetener with others.

Regarding my insides, they're fine, thank you.

#40 threetonesun

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 13:21

I just read this now: sugar/glucose-fructose is an allowed collective term to be used when one of them is being used. Which is a purposely misleading term as sugar is written when infact only high fructose corn syrup is present. Hfcs = glucose-fructose in canada.


They sell sugar'd Coke and Pepsi in the US on occasion as well. Pepsi throwback was real sugar.

Mexican Coke (in the glass bottle) is always real sugar. It's also usually pretty expensive, but it's easy enough to find. Tastes much better.

#41 ILikeTobacco

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 13:41

The bad thing, most of these 'soft' drinks are full of chemicals anyways. Whatever happened to the days of real sugar, flavors, and carbonated water? Greed is what happened :/

God I hope they never put real sugar in diet drinks. What defeat the purpose and I wouldn't be able to drink soda anymore.

#42 Jason Stillion

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 13:52

Agricultural subsidies. They use it because with them, it's cheaper than sugar.


Sugar is one of the last protected agriculture from imports in to the us, that's one of the reason high cost of sugar (compared to corn syrup).

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 14:56

I get tired of all the warnings, as if all sugars are some terrible poison.

If you have healthy beliefs, and consume a limited amount of sugar, it is NOT going to make you diabetic, and kill you ! :rolleyes:

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 15:03

Add to that fructose sucrose its pretty much the same thing.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 17:02

In fact this is exactly the opposite, combining Aspartame (or sucralose/stevia) with Acesulfame K has several advantages :
- it neutralizes both sweeteners' aftertastes
- it multiplies the sweetening effect (the sum is greater than each parts)
- it chemically bonds and stabilizes them


In fact I was sharing my personal experience, yours may vary, thank you.