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13-09-2020, 14:35   #1
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Artificial fucκing sweeteners in everything everything tastes like shıt now.

I got breakfast out in a local pub. I took a taste of the beans, grimaced, forced myself to swallow them and didn't eat the rest. My family, the rest of whom were eating a breakfast not including beans asked me what was wrong and accused me of being a "sugar addict". The beans didn't taste crap because of the lack of sugar, they tasted rubbish because of the dreadful artificial sweeteners. Sugar free seems to be the standard nowadays.Give customers the choice and don't assume. The girl who served us had very broken English so I didn't bother saying anything.

I tried to find a nice bottle of squash, haven't had one in years, ALL have sweeteners.

Even bastard mouthwash has sweeteners. I like the antiseptic taste of traditional mouthwash but corsydyl, a very expensive brand is the only brand like that now. All others are polluted with sweeteners.

The only soft drinks with real sugar are Pepsi, Club Orange and Coca Cola - all others have aspartame, sucralose etc.

Sweeteners can suck my left one. Just because Jacinta the local fatso can't keep the Snickers and Coke out of her gob for five minutes normal healthy people can no longer enjoy an occasional treat.

Anyone have a time machine to take me back to my childhood in the 90's?

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13-09-2020, 14:39   #2
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I tried to find a nice bottle of squash, haven't had one in years, ALL have sweeteners.
A couple of the M&S brand squashes have no artificial sweeteners.
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Yeah I agree, would be a food libertarian also - if you’re obese don’t go guzzling fizzy drinks by the litre. There really is no excuse nowadays with so much information out there, nobody isn’t aware sweets and soft drinks etc are unhealthy.
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A couple of the M&S brand squashes have no artificial sweeteners.
Whilst Stevia is a "natural sweetener" it still doesn't cut it. Let me have my proper white gold.
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13-09-2020, 15:15   #6
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Yep EBE - this is a gripe of mine too. Used to love the very occasional Ribena or San Pellegrino orange. Both awful now.

AND... that sweetener crap makes me really hungry.
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Are these the same guys who ruined Monster Munch?
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Thats nanny state Ireland for ya.
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I got breakfast out in a local pub. I took a taste of the beans, grimaced, forced myself to swallow them and didn't eat the rest. My family, the rest of whom were eating a breakfast not including beans asked me what was wrong and accused me of being a "sugar addict". The beans didn't taste crap because of the lack of sugar, they tasted rubbish because of the dreadful artificial sweeteners. Sugar free seems to be the standard nowadays.Give customers the choice and don't assume. The girl who served us had very broken English so I didn't bother saying anything.

I tried to find a nice bottle of squash, haven't had one in years, ALL have sweeteners.

Even bastard mouthwash has sweeteners. I like the antiseptic taste of traditional mouthwash but corsydyl, a very expensive brand is the only brand like that now. All others are polluted with sweeteners.

The only soft drinks with real sugar are Pepsi, Club Orange and Coca Cola - all others have aspartame, sucralose etc.

Sweeteners can suck my left one. Just because Jacinta the local fatso can't keep the Snickers and Coke out of her gob for five minutes normal healthy people can no longer enjoy an occasional treat.

Anyone have a time machine to take me back to my childhood in the 90's?
This pisses me off too. Sweeteners give me extreme cramping, bloating and diarrhoea. It means I have to avoid anything and everything with them in it which has become a minefield and a nightmare to eat out. You’d think most foods have no reason to be artificially sweetened but if there is something untoward in the dish, my stomach tells me straight away and it lasts for days. It means I have to be really careful anywhere and everywhere I go and if I do choose to “go mad” by having a pizza or a burger (which shouldn’t have that crap in them), I need to brace myself for a five day rollercoaster. The only solution I’ve found to this is preparing all my own foods from scratch. If I don’t, something, somewhere, always catches me out.
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It's because people are stupid and can't be trusted to not shovel mars bars into their mouths
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Could you have asked for sachets of real sugar, then stirred the contents into the baked beans?
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Whilst Stevia is a "natural sweetener" it still doesn't cut it. Let me have my proper white gold.
Stevia is manky shïte too. It's ruined 7up. The M&S Orange and Apple&Mango squashes are sugar sweetened only afair.
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I can see artificial sweeteners being the next health issue in 10 years time.
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Stevia is rubbish. Tropicana has/had a 50/50 juice. 50% regular OJ then the remainder water and Stevia. RRP was more expensive than the regular Tropicana OJ.
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Completely agree. A lot of soft drinks amongst other things really do taste dreadful now.
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