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Old 08-10-2012, 11:29 AM   #81
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A friend stopped sugar and dropped 30 lb in a year. This person didn't change anything else, just omitted foods with added sugar and adding sugar to his coffee, no soft drinks, no prepared juices (he made his own), no desserts. He didn't change anything else--exercise, other foods (except he didn't eat prepared foods or things like ketchup).
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Old 08-10-2012, 11:29 AM   #82
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I just buy any old brand at the health food store. It comes blended and they have always been good. I think this is what we had. It might have been the last bags of a different brand.

If you add a bunch of honey, you can fool most kids into thinking it's cool-aid. A lot of kids don't want something "weird".
OMG, I have a box of that in my cupboard that a friend gave me when she moved! I'm going to make some now.
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Old 08-10-2012, 11:46 AM   #83
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Andy, I've been looking at labels with an eye to HFCS the last couple of weeks and I haven't found very much. Most of the things that use any kind of sweetener are good old sugar, or that freaking Nutri Sweet crap. Splenda makes the occasional appearance, as does sorbitol.

Could someone check something for me? Coke is sugar sweetened here. Someone told me it is HFCS in the US and Mexico. True?
I think Mexico uses cane sugar. Their coke tastes better than ours does.
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Old 08-10-2012, 11:52 AM   #84
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Could someone check something for me? Coke is sugar sweetened here. Someone told me it is HFCS in the US and Mexico. True?
I tried to check if HFCS is used in Coke in Canada and according to Wikipedia it is. I'm pretty sure the Coke in Quebec has HFCS, 'cause it tastes like it does.
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OMG, I have a box of that in my cupboard that a friend gave me when she moved! I'm going to make some now.
So that was why I got the urge to take a photo instead of just writing "Messmer-Tee" - so you would recognize it.

It's good hot too.
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Old 08-10-2012, 12:04 PM   #86
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I tried to check if HFCS is used in Coke in Canada and according to Wikipedia it is. I'm pretty sure the Coke in Quebec has HFCS, 'cause it tastes like it does.
I've checked every bottle and can before I buy (its my guilty pleasure) and its all sugar sweetened. All the stuff I checked was made in TO. Does QC have its own plant? I think Wikipedia is still volunteer submissions so it could be flawed info? I tasted some in the US and was grossed out. Can't remember what Mexico was like though.
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I'm curious if US Coke has sugar or HFCS, although I do not drink soft drinks. (I don't enjoy the taste.)
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Old 08-10-2012, 12:31 PM   #88
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US coke, hfcs unless it is made specially for passover. Mexico is mainly real sugar, but I've heard rumors that there is some, made with hfcs. In my experience with trips to Mexico, I've always found real sugar coke and Pepsi. Imported Mexican coke here is made with real sugar and the taste difference and mouth feel are quite noticeable.
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A while back Pepsi was making what they called "throwback" sodas, made with sugar but as I recall they thought a lot of them sodas (meaning expensive). I don't see 'em too much these days.
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Old 08-10-2012, 12:54 PM   #90
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In a way, I'm glad that the Coke in Quebec is made with HFCS. I used to drink 2-3 Cokes per year. I quit before we had heard anything bad about HFCS. It just didn't taste right.
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