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I didn't realize it has "corn syrup solids" in it! :( I'm so sad! Today I bought a Kroger brand of the same kind of 0 calorie, 0 carb drink that doesn't have the corn syrup solids, but I won't know how it tastes until tomorrow.
 

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Guess I'd better look for the Kroger's thing next time I get there then . . . I only use CL for my Frescaritas (zero-carb margarita), but I'd hate to have to give up those yummy drinks!
 

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I didn't realize it has "corn syrup solids" in it! :( I'm so sad! Today I bought a Kroger brand of the same kind of 0 calorie, 0 carb drink that doesn't have the corn syrup solids, but I won't know how it tastes until tomorrow.
Walmart carries their own brand of low calorie drink mixes, and they are not too bad. Apple is my favorite.
 

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Guess I'd better look for the Kroger's thing next time I get there then . . . I only use CL for my Frescaritas (zero-carb margarita), but I'd hate to have to give up those yummy drinks!
I just really got hooked on the Peach Tea flavor (for about 4 years now) so I hope the Kroger flavor tastes good too. I'll make a picture today...still bought another Crystal Light just in case. Damn....WHY do they have to be one of the companies that "hides" corn syrup in there and then claims there's NO sugar?
 

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I just really got hooked on the Peach Tea flavor (for about 4 years now) so I hope the Kroger flavor tastes good too. I'll make a picture today...still bought another Crystal Light just in case. Damn....WHY do they have to be one of the companies that "hides" corn syrup in there and then claims there's NO sugar?
The Kroger stuff tastes like crap....I can't even describe it! Guess I'll stay with the Crystal Light but I think I'll write to them and ask WHY they have to put the corn syrup solids in there! At least I might get some coupons! :eyebrows:
 

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The Kroger stuff tastes like crap....I can't even describe it! Guess I'll stay with the Crystal Light but I think I'll write to them and ask WHY they have to put the corn syrup solids in there! At least I might get some coupons! :eyebrows:
That is a bummer! I would write them or send them an email, they want your business and will send you some coupons. I would return the Kroger brand and tell them that it doesn't taste good, they will give you a refund.
 

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Diana, I saw the title of this discussion and thought you were going to give us bad news about Crystal Bowersox, the runner-up in American Idol this year. She is a diabetic too. I hope that Crystal is OK.

I have used Cryatal Lite for many years and I WILL NOT STOP!!! Lol! I also use Walmart's brand, called "Grear Value". They are both great. I could not find corn syrup solids listed in the ingredients though. If those solids were among the ingredients I don't think there would be zero carbs. I wonder if we are looking at two different flavors???
 

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The Kroger stuff tastes like crap....I can't even describe it! Guess I'll stay with the Crystal Light but I think I'll write to them and ask WHY they have to put the corn syrup solids in there! At least I might get some coupons! :eyebrows:
Hey Diana-I have a canister of Crystal Light, Strawberry Orange Banana and the ingredients are citric acid, maltodextrin, potassium citrate, natural flavor, aspartame, magnesium oxide, acesulfame potassium, soy lechithin, artificial color, red 40, red 40 lake, blue 1. I have a canister of Walmart Great Value Apple drink mix and the ingredients are maltodextrin, citric acid, malic acid, natural flavors, calcium citrate, ascorbic adic, carmel color, aspartame, potassium citrate, acesulfame potassium, cellulose gum, calcium silicate, magnesium oxide. Don't see any corn syrup solids, could it just be the peach tea flavor? For me the maltodextrin does cause a small spike, but I am not going to give these drinks up for that. The little tubs that these drinks come in are so small, I can't imagine that they contain that much maltodextrin unless it is extremely concentrated.
 

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I'll bet you guys are right...it must be the Peach Tea flavor! I'm taking the Kroger container back for a refund and will check all the flavors of the Crystal Light. I don't want to give it up either! Damn, why does it have to be in the one I like? :( Thanks for the research Breeze! :)

Richard, as far as Crystal B....she got her teeth fixed and is on tour with the American Idol group. She was my favorite too....I'm sure she'll have many contracts once she's done with "Idol" responsibilities.
 

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The Peach tea flavor has been one of my favorites too, but I haven't had it in awhile. I was using a brand called Best Choice from AWG (Associated Wholesale Grocers), and now I'll have to go back & take a gander at the ingredients! :spider:
 

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No! Not my Peach Tea! So I read the ingredients, and the corn syrup solids were listed. It also lists 0 grams of sugar per serving. That means that there is less than half a gram of sugar per serving from those corn syrup solids; more and they would have to round up to 1 gram on the nutrition label. I will only drink 3 flavors, the peach tea, the lemonade, and the pink lemonade. And I will continue to drink them!
 

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The Peach tea flavor has been one of my favorites too, but I haven't had it in awhile. I was using a brand called Best Choice from AWG (Associated Wholesale Grocers), and now I'll have to go back & take a gander at the ingredients! :spider:
Well, I've found all the ingredients for all the flavors and it does look like it's only the tea flavors that have the corn syrup solids--but a couple of the tea flavors don't, like.... antioxidant honey lemon green tea and the green mango tea (I like this one, but not as much as the peach tea).

I'm writing to them now, so I'll let you know if (and when I hear back)
 

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Well, I've found all the ingredients for all the flavors and it does look like it's only the tea flavors that have the corn syrup solids--but a couple of the tea flavors don't, like.... antioxidant honey lemon green tea and the green mango tea (I like this one, but not as much as the peach tea).

I'm writing to them now, so I'll let you know if (and when I hear back)
I went to the crystal light website and yep the peach tea contains not only the corn syrup solids but maltodextrin and aspartame...no wonder it tastes so good! Just a thought, DaVinci makes a sugar free peach flavored syrup that is just sucralose and has no carbs. Could you mix something like that and try to get the same taste? Netrition sells the DaVinci Syrup for $7.49 per 25.4 oz. bottle. They have cheap shipping.
 

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I went to the crystal light website and yep the peach tea contains not only the corn syrup solids but maltodextrin and aspartame...no wonder it tastes so good! Just a thought, DaVinci makes a sugar free peach flavored syrup that is just sucralose and has no carbs. Could you mix something like that and try to get the same taste? Netrition sells the DaVinci Syrup for $7.49 per 25.4 oz. bottle. They have cheap shipping.
I can't give it up either, cathy, but I wrote and asked them why they had to put the corn syrup (with all the other sugar alchohols) in a drink that diabetics love and rely on. I'm sure I'll get some coupons at least. :)
 

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i see, you people would rather take your chances with a very dubious chemical like aspartame than with the known dangers of sucrose. i have noticed very often that the ideas in this forum run counter to my way of thinking.
 

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Since sucrose and her sisters are proven beyond doubt to rob me of my eyesight, my kidney function, my fingers/toes/feet/legs, not to mention my cardiac health, I absolutely prefer to take my chances. Perhaps not with aspartame specifically, but with artificial sweeteners such as saccharine, sucralose and erythritol.
 

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What Shanny said. (as usual!) Watching Sugar: The Bitter Truth might be enlightening for you, ColaJim, regarding our views on saturated fats vs. carbs and which is more to be avoided.
 

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What Shanny said. (as usual!) Watching Sugar: The Bitter Truth might be enlightening for you, ColaJim, regarding our views on saturated fats vs. carbs and which is more to be avoided.
Pardon my arrogance and ignorance but i specifically stated sucrose whereas your guru is specifically attacking fructose. To my mind they are only related by virtue of sucrose being composed of glucose which the human body uses for the brain and other cells directly as a fuel and fructose which is not usually used directly as brain fuel and usually is treated as a pre-fat and is converted to fat for storage. It is more like the human body only considers glucose as sugar and fructose as an obnoxious cousin.

To my mind this whole deal came about because the public was on an anti-fat kick so the profit makers replaced fats with fructose to fool the public into thinking their products used sugar (historically sucrose) instead of fats. This high fructose corn syrup is in fact a recent industrial abomination made to fool the public. And this faked fructose was much cheaper than real sugar (sucrose) for soda pop of course.

So are we talking about apples verses oranges in your reply?
So are you relying on your body to break down proteins into glucose to fuel your brain, or where are you getting glucose to power your brain?
 

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So are you relying on your body to break down proteins to fuel your brain, or where are you getting glucose to power your brain?
Yep - durn tootin' we are. Gluconeogenesis. You can look it up. Works perfectly fine for fueling our brains & it doesn't disturb our blood sugar. I keep tellin' you we aren't idiots . . . :rolleyes:
 

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Yep - durn tootin' we are. Gluconeogenesis. You can look it up. Works perfectly fine for fueling our brains & it doesn't disturb our blood sugar. I keep tellin' you we aren't idiots . . . :rolleyes:
I don't think you're going to convince this person of that, Shanny. Guess we'll just have to carry on without his approval. I love it when these know-it-alls feel they have to save all the diabetics in the world from our ignorance. How did we manage until ColaJim came in to set us straight? LOL
 
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