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Re: [IP] The skinny on Diet Coke
On 11 Aug 00, at 12:59, RoseLea wrote:
> Ok, there's been a lot of discussion about a trace of sugar being found in
> Diet Coke. Since I'm a Diet Coke drinker I wanted to get some information
> on this, so I called the Diet Coke Consumer Information Hotline at
> 1-800-438-2653 (the number is on the can).
They also had a massive recall because they've gotten the wrong stuff in the
bottles labelled diet coke... And they still claim to have not gotten the
lab reports back from when I called them with my complaint before
Christmas... I check my basals weekly, and as long as I don't drink
the "diet" Coke things are OK. A regular coke and a "diet coke" turn the
test strip bright blue at the same speed and intensity, at least from the
bottling plants in this area. When I was in Philadelphia this spring I bought
some Diet Coke because that was the only diet drink that was available at
the "Wa-Wa" stores (I think the name is because that's the sound the
customers make because the stores are so small and carry so little variety).
When I checked them (OK, after 18 years I'm a little over cautious) they
did not turn the strip blue and did not raise my bg when I drank them.
Figure that one out - the CocaCola people said "That's impossible" and sent
me more coupons... I still think they are fudging on the numbers somewhere,
or their quality control person got laid off during the downsizing last fall...
I can also drink coffee (when I can find some strong enough!) and tea in
rather large quantities without any problems. It's about time for a batch
of sun tea - that's where you take the jug, put cold water and tea in it and
sit it on a stump, fence post or deck railing all day. By sundown it's ready...
You just want to get it at least three feet off the ground, especially if
you have a dog...
> I'll probably get flamed for this but
> this is my 2 cents worth and what I found out on the Diet Coke issue.
No flames, but when it turns the strips blue and turns the old urine test
strips green it must have a significant amount of sugar in it. I'm still
betting on a non-sugar sugar. Sucrose is probably what they told you
about, but many of the plants that make aspartame mix it with maltose or
one of the other non-sugar sugars...
Rev. Randall Winchester
WD4HVA (email @ redacted)
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