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Re: [IPk] Carb Book

Hi John and Di

I am having trouble confirming exact numbers, but I think you are right and
would go high on the carb content of a pint of bitter - all those hops, etc,
not that I know too much about bitter being a gin fiend :-)

I think it's probably a good thing that you already have an awareness of
carb counting when things like this come up, having said that, yoiu should
be able to rely on books, food packaging, etc.

One of our customers ate a sandwich from Boots the other day and noted the
carb content as 30g, well 2 slices of bread alone is around 30g let alone
all of that mayonnaise, etc, so because he wasn't really thinking about it,
he didn't compensate for the misprint, error whatever on the Boos label.

All I can say is, it's a mine field .....but so long as you have an
awareness of averages, most disasters can be avoided.

Kind regards


-----Original Message-----
From: John Neale <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
Date: 09 August 1999 23:46
Subject: Re: [IPk] Carb Book

>>Yes, the print is fairly small unfortunately.  The best advise I can give
>>that they sell these books in WH Smiths, so go along on Saturday and have
>>look before you buy.
>Estelle - thanks for recommending the Collins Gem Calorie Counter. Lovely
>book. It turned up today via Amazon. Small, compact, hard wearing and well
>laid out. Both specific brands and general food. Just the big 5: Calories,
>fat, protein, carb & fibre.
>Did you know that chocolate digestives have less carbohydrate than plain
>digestives :-)
>One area confuses me - beer.
>The Collins book gives draught bitter at 2.3g CHO per 100ml. This equals
>13g per pint.
>But the Pan Complete Carbohydrate Counter gives draught bitter at 42g per
>Which is right?
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