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15-09-2020, 21:25   #91
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I messaged Robinson's about their "no artificial flavours" label.

Maybe someone can edit my post for me and embed the images. I don't know how.
Aspartame is classed as a natural flavouring. They don't always list it in the ingredients.

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16-09-2020, 02:04   #92
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I put aspartame up there with MSG in the 'people think it's bad for you but it's been proven it's not when taken in normal amounts' category. It's like saying coffee is bad for you if you drink 10 cups a day. Well duh. MSG and aspartame are bad for you if you abuse them, otherwise they're perfectly fine in normal amounts.
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It should be compulsory for food and drinks companies to clearly indicate the presence artificial sweeteners on the front of the label

The ingredients are often unclear and obscure and I find myself googling obscure ingredients on the label only to find it's an artificial sweeteners.
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16-09-2020, 09:18   #94
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Has Jones's Soda survived in Ireland?
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100% agree. I can't stand aspartame - a horrible shallow taste with a bitter aftertaste.

When aspartame was under development in the 1970s, there was mounting evidence that suggested that it was a carcinogen but this was surpressed in order for the US FDA to approve it as "Nutra-sweet". Stevia is just meh.

It's pretty ridiculous that you can't even get a normal Sprite in McDonalds or elsewhere now. I actively avoid drinks with artificial sweetener.
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17-09-2020, 08:05   #96
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Amazing how aspartame ever got on the market. Political jiggery pokery from Reagen and Rumsfeld (Rummy got a $12 million bonus for successfully lobbying it, huge amount back then) and the FDA.

Junk-science tests by Searle and Monsanto, an independent test found that it caused brain tumours and cancers in rats.
It has only been on the market since the 80s so in reality we are the real guinea pigs here.


https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/n...-scary-as-hell


https://www.huffpost.com/entry/donal...1?guccounter=1
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I was wondering why 7up seems to taste so weird now but this is definitely it. It's not something i've noticed really in any other drinks, but definitely 7up
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i used to like chocolate , it doesn't taste great anymore.
my kids will never know chocolate and lucozade.


it's quite sad
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17-09-2020, 12:00   #99
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i used to like chocolate , it doesn't taste great anymore.
my kids will never know chocolate and lucozade.


it's quite sad
Will their taste buds get to like this stuff now ?
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Surely the optimum mindset when it comes to fizzy drinks is to only drink them occasionally (one or two cans worth a week maybe?) but when you do drink them they are the full sugar ones which actually taste satisfying? The rest of the time just drink water as we are supposed to. The odd cup of tea or glass of sparkling water is fine too. Full sugar fizzy drinks did exist too in the seventies and eighties but people didn't drink litres of them per day. They were mostly a treat at Christmas etc. Even in the nineties growing up we only got fizzy drinks for birthday parties or a glass of Country Spring on a Sunday!

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Amazing how aspartame ever got on the market. Political jiggery pokery from Reagen and Rumsfeld (Rummy got a $12 million bonus for successfully lobbying it, huge amount back then) and the FDA.

Junk-science tests by Searle and Monsanto, an independent test found that it caused brain tumours and cancers in rats.
It has only been on the market since the 80s so in reality we are the real guinea pigs here.


https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/n...-scary-as-hell


https://www.huffpost.com/entry/donal...1?guccounter=1

Pretty sure those research efforts have been debunked repeatedly in the debate.

There's no massive Lizard-people conspiracy over Aspartame.
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17-09-2020, 12:20   #102
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Pretty sure those research efforts have been debunked repeatedly in the debate.

There's no massive Lizard-people conspiracy over Aspartame.

Okay, you drink away at your Pepsi Max, Lizard Boy.
I'll listen to the experts rather than some randomer on Boards, if you don't mind.
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17-09-2020, 12:30   #103
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Okay, you drink away at your Pepsi Max, Lizard Boy.
I'll listen to the experts rather than some randomer on Boards, if you don't mind.
"The experts" being a handful of people going against the scientific grain from incontestable studies.

I suppose you also think that masks stop you breathing and Covid-19 is a Government conspiracy.
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17-09-2020, 12:37   #104
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There's no massive Lizard-people conspiracy over Aspartame.
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Covid-19 is a Government conspiracy[/B].

You have way to much time on your hands.
Seek help, Lizard Boy.
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17-09-2020, 13:15   #105
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The classic response from idiots who are incapable of admitting they're wrong.

"You have too much time on your hands".

In response to a post I made, that's literally half the length of your quoted post.
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