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bartl

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Diet? Orange Crush Sat, 04/18/09 12:42 AM (permalink)
I was about to buy a Diet Orange Crush, when I read the ingredients label; the 2nd ingredient is high fructose corn syrup; there is 4 grams of it in a serving.

https://www.wegmans.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10052&productId=660543&catalogId=10001&krypto=QJrbAudPd0vzXUGByeatog%3D%3D&ddkey=http:ProductDisplay
 
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    6star

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    Re:Diet? Orange Crush Sat, 04/18/09 2:08 AM (permalink)
    .....But that is lower than regular Orange Crush, which has 35 grams of the same HFCS in the same size serving!
    http://www.crushyourthirst.com/
     
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      Clay Bell

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      Re:Diet? Orange Crush Sat, 04/18/09 2:44 AM (permalink)
      I was amazed when I read the same thing it might be a diet drink but it's certainly not for diabetics. I know that's not the same but when your a diabetic you assume that means there is no sugar in it
       
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        ShenB

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        Re:Diet? Orange Crush Sat, 04/18/09 9:47 PM (permalink)
        Low calorie dosen't mean no calorie!  I'm diabetic and count carbs and not sugar.  My diet allows me a certain number of carbs per day and you just need to count the carbs of this beverage if you choose to make it a part of your total allowance.  10 calories in 8oz is 15 for the entire can which is by far lower than the 120 calories found in a can of regular soda.  You'd have to drink 8 cans of Diet Crush to consume the same amount of calories in one can of sugar/or HFCS sweetened soda.
        <message edited by ShenB on Sat, 04/18/09 9:49 PM>
         
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          DLnWPBrown

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          Re:Diet? Orange Crush Sat, 04/18/09 9:53 PM (permalink)
          Hi ShenB, I am diabetic as well and I am on an insulin pump. I count carbs as well and learned a long time ago not to torture myself when it comes to something sweet. I just count the carbs and go with it.

          Clay, you are right about assuming no sugar but at the sametime I have learned to count the carbs and just kind of roll with it. 

          My doctor actually told me he would rather I have real sugar then HFCS... he said the long term affects of it were no better than sugar. Besides, real sugar tastes so much better.



          Dennis in Cary
           
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            bartl

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            Re:Diet? Orange Crush Sun, 04/19/09 6:30 PM (permalink)
            DLnWPBrown
            My doctor actually told me he would rather I have real sugar then HFCS... he said the long term affects of it were no better than sugar. Besides, real sugar tastes so much better.

            Out of the various anti-HFCS rumors, there appear to be two that have more backing than others. The first is that, at least in rats, it has been shown not to stimulate the mechanism by which the body tells the mind that it has eaten enough, which can lead to those who eat based on feel rather than intellectually watching what they eat to gain weight.

            The second, which concerns me more, is that, once again in animal testing, as human testing has not yet been done, it appears that HFCS causes the release of insulin, but is not recognized by the cells as requiring insulin, possibly leading to insulin resistance syndrome (and certainly not making it any better). As a borderline diabetic, I choose not to take the chance.

            Certainly, I have a problem with ANYTHING containing HFCS being labeled as "diet".
             
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              David_NYC

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              Re:Diet? Orange Crush Mon, 04/20/09 12:43 AM (permalink)
              Since that ingredient list was on a supermarket's web site, I decided to do a little fact checking. Several bloggers on the Internet confirm that Diet Orange Crush contains HFCS. These bloggers also went WTF?????? However, it seems no one has ever contacted the manufacturer, the Dr. Pepper/Snapple group, about it:
              http://www.drpeppersnapplegroup.com/brands/crush
               
              This is one of those familiarity-breeds-contempt situations. I don't remember any big time pop manufacturer putting sugar or HFCS into DIET pop since the time cyclamates were banned, and the only sweetener out there was saccharin. I think some makers did do a blend back then.
               
              If they had any decency, they would put a label on it that reads: Diabetics: Contains HFCS.
               
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                DLnWPBrown

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                Re:Diet? Orange Crush Mon, 04/20/09 11:38 AM (permalink)
                Speaking of Crush, it is almost impossible to find grape Crush anymore. I managed to find it in one location, in glass bottles too, but no where else. I can find Nu-Grape right next to Orange Crush and wonder if they have stopped selling the Grape Crush in lieu of Nu-Grape.

                BTW, Nu-Grape is not a bad product, just curious.



                Dennis in Cary
                 
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                  Scorereader

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                  Re:Diet? Orange Crush Mon, 04/20/09 2:00 PM (permalink)
                  Diet Sunkist is sugar free.  As is Diet Orange W (wegmans) Pop.
                  <message edited by Scorereader on Mon, 04/20/09 2:04 PM>
                   
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                    wheregreggeats.com

                    Re:Diet? Orange Crush Mon, 04/20/09 2:12 PM (permalink)
                     
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                      DLnWPBrown

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                      Re:Diet? Orange Crush Wed, 04/22/09 4:42 PM (permalink)
                      wheregreggeats.com


                      This stuff is superb:



                      http://www.zeer.com/Food-Products/Polar-Diet-Orange-Dry-Soda/000059710


                      I may have to give them a try.


                      Dennis in Cary 
                       
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