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Volvic flavoured water

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by stu.artd, 4 Jun 2006.

  1. stu.artd

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 29 Dec 2003

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    We buy a few bottles of strawberry and orange/peach volvic flavoured water each week. I've just taken a drink of the strwberry one and noticed it tasted different - not as nice as normal and with the after taste I normally associate with "sugar free" drinks. I've checked the label and it now says it's "sugar free".
    Thankfully the orange/peach ones are the same as normal, but how long can I expect that to last ?

    Arghhhh. Why did they have to go and ruin a good product by making it sugar free.
     
  2. Aod

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 7 Oct 2004

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    Location: London

    because people are under the false illusion that Aspartame is better for them than sugar.

    sure, your hips may be (slightly) smaller, but the cancer is a major downside :eek:

    <edit> think i'm being melodramatic? read this:
    http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame/
     
  3. Jonny ///M

    Capodecina

    Joined: 23 Nov 2004

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    Ah thats gay,i used to drink the strawberry one alot at school and my teeth would feel the same as if i had drank cola........its a good thing that water is closer to water but i loved the taste of it :(
     
  4. Dave85

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 18 Jan 2004

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    Location: Sunny Scotland

    I phoned volviv and made a direct complaint as i buy it everyday, they have discontinued the normal.

    They say they have passed my complaints and several hundred others to the distribution manager and they are going to let me know if its going to be remade.

    The more that phone the free number on the back of bottles the better. :)

    complain people.
     
  5. Doohickey

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    Location: Shropshire

    Aspartame was recently found to have no evidence to carcinogenesis, which was a shame because it tastes horrible and should be banned anyway. Silly sugar free drinks.

    Edit: And saccharine too.
     
  6. Aod

    Sgarrista

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    link?

    it's not that i don't beleive you, but i'd quite like to read the Article.
     
  7. Sugar Free

    Gangster

    Joined: 7 May 2004

    Posts: 197

    hahaha is there anything aspartame DOESN'T cause?

    Code:
        * seizures and convulsions
        * dizziness
        * tremors
        * migraines and severe headaches (Trigger or Cause From Chronic Intake)
        * memory loss (common toxicity effects)
        * slurring of speech
        * confusion
        * numbness or tingling of extremities
        * chronic fatigue
        * depression
        * insomnia
        * irritability
        * panic attacks (common aspartame toxicity reaction)
        * marked personality changes
        * phobias
        * rapid heart beat, tachycardia (another frequent reaction)
        * asthma
        * chest pains
        * hypertension (high blood pressure)
        * nausea or vomitting
        * diarrhea
        * abdominal pain
        * swallowing pain
        * itching
        * hives / urticaria
        * other allergic reactions
        * blood sugar control problems (e.g., hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia)
        * menstrual cramps and other menstraul problems or changes
        * impotency and sexual problems
        * food cravings
        * weight gain
        * hair loss / baldness or thinning of hair
        * burning urination & other urination problems
        * excessive thirst or excessive hunger
        * bloating, edema (fluid retention)
        * infection susceptibility
        * joint pain
        * brain cancer (Pre-approval studies in animals)
        * death
    
     
  8. axe

    Banned

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    Soooo your saying its harmeless ;)
     
  9. Doohickey

    Sgarrista

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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/4970406.stm

    There was another one which wasnt bbc which is the one I read but I can't find that one at all sorry!

    It doesn't mention saccharine in that article, I thought it did, I must have been mistaken.
     
  10. Aod

    Sgarrista

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    Location: London

    meh, it still tastes like Goat-balls.

    or so i would assume :eek: