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Message ID: 7
#7, RE: A question of survivability...
Posted by Gryphon on May-18-01 at 02:11 PM
In response to message #6
>Diet sodas without aspartame?!?! Aieeeeeeeee

They're not too bad, actually. The new formulation of Diet Rite cola and Adirondack's Waist Watchers brand both use a combination of sucralose and acesulfame potassium; they don't taste horrible, only slightly odd, and sufficiently chilled are actually palatable. And they don't have all the unfortunate side effects that aspartame-sweetened drinks have for me.

Diet RC contains only sucralose, and tastes remarkably, even startlingly, like a real soda, but, unfortunately, it's caffeinated, and it was actually the caffeine I started drinking diet soda to avoid, not the sugar. (I suppose I could just drink caffeine-free sugared sodas, like Sprite and non-Barq's root beer, and sometimes I do, but I figured while I was abandoning what I'd really rather be drinking I might as well go all the way and reduce my calorie intake, while I was making the adjustment anyway.)

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