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Post by cavalier » Wed, 28 May 2008 9:27 pm

It had a weird taste to it, like it had been exposed to heat or sun like osej explained above.

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Post by ksl » Fri, 30 May 2008 6:09 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Ice is starting to get rather thin..... :wink:
Had to read it twice, to get your point :lol: trying hard to be neutral :) All this sodium benzovate in beverages, is really bad news, since the new bio chemistry report was released, that when sodium benzovate comes into contact with vitamin C, it turns into benzene.

The beverage industry is so huge, that they will ignore the results. becuase the FSA are not pulling it off the shelf. Although coke have already reacted, by taking it out of their diet drinks.

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Diet 7up or Sprite ???

Post by UK-HK-SIN » Tue, 09 Jun 2009 2:53 pm

I know this is an old post but I was trying to find out where to buy Diet 7UP / Sprite or Slimline tonic water. I have drank diet drinks for years and hate the taste of the full sugar ones not and I need something to put in my gin / vodka.... :D

Has anyone seen any of these recently ?? I have just checked Cold storage in Centrepoint, Jasons in Paragon, Ngee Ann City Cold storage and the supermarket in Shaw Place but no luck......

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Post by AngMoKio » Tue, 09 Jun 2009 6:51 pm

Re: Diet coke in the tropics.

Aspartame breaks down fairly quickly in warm climates and doesn't have a very good shelf life. It breaks down into both formaldehyde and diketopiperazine at around twenty five degrees. Thats why you can't bake with it (or you should use it in coffee.)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aspartame

Both chemicals are not real good for you (to put it mildly), so you might want to keep your diet soda cool and not let it sit around.

Oddly, I am actually quite allergic to Aspartame (warm or not) so it is potentially life threatening to me. So I haven't tried Coke Zero. But after talking to some friends who swear by the stuff I have learned that the formulation varies significantly by country and almost no two countries are identical.

Sucralose is much more heat stable and I am surprised there are not more diet drinks containing it instead in the tropics.

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Post by ksl » Wed, 10 Jun 2009 2:25 am

AngMoKio wrote:Re: Diet coke in the tropics.

Aspartame breaks down fairly quickly in warm climates and doesn't have a very good shelf life. It breaks down into both formaldehyde and diketopiperazine at around twenty five degrees. Thats why you can't bake with it (or you should use it in coffee.)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aspartame

Both chemicals are not real good for you (to put it mildly), so you might want to keep your diet soda cool and not let it sit around.

Oddly, I am actually quite allergic to Aspartame (warm or not) so it is potentially life threatening to me. So I haven't tried Coke Zero. But after talking to some friends who swear by the stuff I have learned that the formulation varies significantly by country and almost no two countries are identical.

Sucralose is much more heat stable and I am surprised there are not more diet drinks containing it instead in the tropics.
This is a very interesting subject for me, because I am interested in health and wellness....My imput is to say if you can find an healthier drink than drinkingvinegar let me know!

Almost all beverages are full of artificial chemicals when it comes to European E numbers, 211 is the most controversial, which the beverage industry accepter classifify as safe. i am not on here to convince you or anyone else of the dangers of artificial preservatives and colouring, but sodium benovate is dodgy in my opinion and that is why coke took it out of their beverages in UK! Not everywhere! I will challenge anyone to a competitive analysis of beverage between drinking vinegars and other beverages. even 100% beverage juice!

Its all about education and knowing that vinegar is a weak acid, when watered down at specific ratio's it becomes insignificant in acetic acid content.. People are so not informed of the true facts, because it would destroy the beverage industry, any changes have to be gradual at the cost of millions of lives.. money is king! Although it is also true, that too much of certain amino acids can be harmful.

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Post by UK-HK-SIN » Wed, 10 Jun 2009 3:06 pm

all very well and good ..but I still don't know if I can buy 7up or Sprite in the diet version...............

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Post by ksl » Wed, 10 Jun 2009 7:05 pm

UK-HK-SIN wrote:all very well and good ..but I still don't know if I can buy 7up or Sprite in the diet version...............
Go for the tonic water in NTUC fairprice next to the soda water, ginger and so on...Never seen diet 7up or Sprite

But just to inform all the British here, I just discovered a shop selling all British beers and CAMRA ales, it's on the corner of Joo Chiat and Koon Seng Rd by the traffic lights. He's really got an extensive range of beers, been open 6 months apparently. You may also find the slimline tonic, I would think in there!

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Post by littlegreenman » Wed, 10 Jun 2009 7:21 pm

ksl wrote:...But just to inform all the British here, I just discovered a shop selling all British beers...
Great news! We Germans finally have something to water our plants with :lol:

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 10 Jun 2009 8:07 pm

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Post by ksl » Thu, 11 Jun 2009 12:29 pm

littlegreenman wrote:
ksl wrote:...But just to inform all the British here, I just discovered a shop selling all British beers...
Great news! We Germans finally have something to water our plants with :lol:
Yes quite agree, I prefer the heineken, to real ale any day of the week, although i see myself as European these days, more integrated if you know what i mean, a better quality of life, than the majority of British have :lol:

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Post by littlegreenman » Thu, 11 Jun 2009 3:41 pm

ksl wrote:...although i see myself as European these days, more integrated if you know what i mean, a better quality of life, than the majority of British have :lol:
I quite agree. Each individual country in the EEA and thus EU does gain from their neighbour's influences. Sadly many people living in Europe disagree because they can't see/appreciate the benefits and potential this brings with it.

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