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Old 07-22-2008, 04:02 PM   #11
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Well, first off I don't trust the FDA or any of the other government agencies to tell me the truth and secondly why aren't diet cokes stored outside like regular coke?
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Old 07-22-2008, 04:06 PM   #12
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Well, first off I don't trust the FDA or any of the other government agencies to tell me the truth and secondly why aren't diet cokes stored outside like regular coke?
I'm pretty sure they are here in NZ - have you checked?
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Old 07-22-2008, 04:11 PM   #13
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why aren't diet cokes stored outside like regular coke?
I am pretty sure they are stored the same way the regular coke here is stored, but putting that point aside for a moment lets just think of the transportation. When you see those big Coke 18 wheelers on the highway, do you think those are refrigerated units? Those trailers get much hotter than 86*.
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Old 07-22-2008, 04:12 PM   #14
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They are stored outside at several convenience stores here, and even at Wal-Mart during big summer type sales like on the 4th of July. There's convenience store near my house now that has a special, 4 12 packs for $10. They have pallets of the soft drinks outside, and that includes diet coke.

I'd imagine in some places they don't put things outside because they're afraid of them "walking off", or the local clientele isn’t interested enough in that brand for it to be a draw to the local passer-by.
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Old 07-22-2008, 04:33 PM   #15
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The gas stations here don't put the diet cokes outside. I've never asked why. Maybe I'm wrong, it may be totally safe but I'm just leary of anything artificial. I was reading on Wikipedia that apparently the verdict is still out.
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Old 07-22-2008, 04:34 PM   #16
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I tried cutting back on sugar a long time ago by trying Sweet and Low and Equal. They both have an aftertaste and a fake sugar taste to me and I was turned off. Then came Splenda. I can't tell the difference and now I don't use sugar at all for anything. It takes less Splenda to achieve the same degree of sweetness that sugar gives. I drink a 12 oz cup of coffee in the morning and use 2 Splenda packets. When we had coffee at our card club at the clubhouse they were out of Splenda so I had to use sugar. I realized I had to use 3 packs of sugar to get the same sweetness as Splenda in a 12 oz. coffee cup.
I sprinkle a little Splenda on my berries or 1/2 pack in my tea. I won't go back to using sugar if I don't have to.
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Old 07-22-2008, 06:32 PM   #17
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being diabetic, i use splenda for everything, even in baking. they also have one brown sugar. had great success using it in baking. doesn't work well though if recipe is using sugar for volume


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Old 07-22-2008, 07:08 PM   #18
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I don't like the fake stuff in coffee, it just doesn't taste the same, so instead I limit the amount of coffee I have per day to one or two cups. Usually one in the morning and one at night. I put in about 2tbsps per cup of coffee. And if I put cream in it, then it has to actually be cream, not half n half, but heavy cream. Anything else just tastes watered down.
I do like equal in most other drinks like lemonade or cool aid type drinks, but found Splenda has a better taste in iced tea beverages. Don't know why, just does to me.
So, we have sugar, Equal, and Splenda on hand. No pink stuff, I don't like that stuff at all taste is way off and takes 4x as many packets to sweeten as Splenda and Equal (to me anyway).
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OK - time to pull the chain on this one
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Old 07-22-2008, 07:20 PM   #20
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being diabetic, i use splenda for everything, even in baking. they also have one brown sugar. had great success using it in baking. doesn't work well though if recipe is using sugar for volume


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One of these days I am going to get around to trying Splenda in baking, but how do I know which recipes are using sugar for volume and therefore won't work right with Splenda?
Or should I just stick with the recipes Splenda provides? They do seem to have plenty of em.
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