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Coke Zero Cinema Advert

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Daz, Apr 16, 2013.

  1. Daz

    Daz · Active Member

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    Has anyone else seen this new advert? The one where people order normal full sugar coke and then told in the film that they are actually drinking coke zero !!! This has really got on my nerves as being type 1, I sometimes order normal coke if my sugar level is low to stop me having a hypo, and for someone to swap this for sugar free would cause real problems as I'd be the one sat, sweating my **** off, at the front having a hypo !!!
    This is a really bad way for an advert to prove a point don't you think ?


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  2. Sharon Guy

    Sharon Guy · Active Member

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    Agreed. It annoyed me too - the taste might be interchangeable but not the contents!
     
  3. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    I see your point Daz, however I think the manufacturers are trying to emphasize that there's little difference in the taste between full sugar Coke and Coke Zero which can only be a good thing if it changes peoples drinking habits, I too have drank full sugar before when low but I always buy the drink from a can or bottle where it's clearly marked.
     
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    CollieBoy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Daz,
    I'd be the one fully publicising the effects on my body of the company's flagrant disregard for the content of their pumps, and ensurig that the tw*t of a manager who thought up the stunt is queing for his/her P45!
     
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    Madeofwaxcarly · Newbie

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    I've seen the ad too. I didn't even think of that. I do agree With you but I agree with Noblehead too. I can however taste the difference between them both (not that that's the point) but can you guys tell the difference ????


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  6. Sid Bonkers

    Sid Bonkers Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I think it is just an advert and probably never really happened anyway, just a set piece to flog a product.

    And the best advice for diabetics is still not to buy sugar free fizzy drinks from this type of machine.

    If you only ever buy drinks in cans or bottles that you can clearly read the label on you avoid the problem altogether.

    Any diabetic who trusts a cinema to dispense the correct drink is a very trusting diabetic indeed and the same goes for pubs and restaurants. If its not in a can or bottle dont drink it....
     
  7. GlazedDoughnuts

    GlazedDoughnuts · Well-Known Member

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    This! Sugar free anything never tastes the same as sugared stuff, at least for me anyway!
    With that said Coke from taps rarely tastes like the coke out of a can/bottle/2l bottle & etc.

    OP raises a good point, I bolus up for my carbs, this could easily end in tears...
     
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    Scardoc · Well-Known Member

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    I think my reaction to this advert was "you're job is to give me what I ask for mate, you want to give me life changing health advice then get back to school and become a Doctor!". I work away during the week, sometimes I lack human company.

    Then the Go Compare advert came on and it was carnage!
     
  9. Thundercat

    Thundercat Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Typical false advertising. Taste nothing alike. (unless loads of ice -then everything tastes the same!) A friend of mine LOVES coke but would die of dehydration before drinking diet coke or coke zero!
    Go Compare - Like nails on a blackboard AAAARRGH!!!!!

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  10. MCMLXXIII

    MCMLXXIII Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It tastes like tights dipped beef stock.
    And its got artificial sweetners in it which send you loopy.
    I mean look at me. Living proof and mad as a badger.
     
  11. carandol

    carandol Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I won't ask how you know this... :grin:
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  12. MCMLXXIII

    MCMLXXIII Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Have you never tried Websters savoury tights?
    Three delicious flavours of butterscotch,cockerel and pork pie.;)
     
  13. carandol

    carandol Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hahaha! I'll have to check out the deli counter at Dorothy Perkins.

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  14. Thundercat

    Thundercat Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Either you know way too much about tights or I know way to little!!

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    I think you are perhaps taking the advert a tad too seriously!!

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  16. MCMLXXIII

    MCMLXXIII Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    You think so? Last week Thermobear had cheese from a Horse.
     
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