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Sugar free soft drinks / mixers with NO ASPARTAME!

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by rowan, Apr 7, 2015.

  1. tonyl13

    tonyl13 · Newbie

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    Fever Tree Naturally Light tonic water contains pure fructose. Sugar = 2.9g per 100ml and it's delicious.
     
  2. Suby

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    Suby Type 2 · Newbie

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    Hi,

    Bit late with this but have you considered making your own ? Sparkling water, lemon juice, perhaps a little citric acid and a sweetener your happy to use :)
     
  4. Morgan32

    Morgan32 Type 2 · Member

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    Hi my name is Annlouise I am new to the forum but I know that Asda own brand soft drinks don't have aspartame in them and so does co-operative shop they don't use it in their lemonade hope that helps
     
  5. GrannyAnnie

    GrannyAnnie Type 2 · Active Member

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    It's all in the name! PLJ = Pure Lemon Juice! It used to be advertised as that many many years ago.
     
  6. anniflower

    anniflower Type 2 · Active Member

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    I'm with Suby. I also like to add a dash of Angostura bitters, just a few drops. Don't know what goes into it. Someone here will have the answer!
     
  7. Apple tree

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    Mo


    Morrisons due a diet tonic water with out aspartame in.
     
  8. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Guru

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    we use fizzy water and Aromhuset - there are about 20 flavours for sale on Amazon. Natural flavours. You only use a couple of drops to flavour an entire glass of water, so the carbs are negligible. No artificial nonsense. Not particularly sweet, but I like that.

    The result is like one of those flavoured waters, not like a bottle of pop - but I find those revoltingly sickly nowadays.
     
  9. zbailey

    zbailey · Newbie

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    Get a soda stream the diet drinks are really good and free from aspartame
     
  10. drakman

    drakman Type 2 · Active Member

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    Sainsbury's do no use Aspartame in any of their own label products, they either use sugar or sucralose, they announced it about 18months ago, as it is my local supermarket it is good for me, though I use Asparteme myself in coffee as it is the only sweetener that has no aftertaste I have found, but I think it is a personal thing as Stevia tastes awful as does saccarin, and sucralose leaves a bitter taste if something is over sweetened
     
  11. spart1258

    spart1258 Type 2 · Newbie

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    Does it have to be fizzy water ,, I like sugar free juices not fizzy stuff which give me wind .
     
  12. Al44

    Al44 Type 2 · Active Member

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    You're so right, it IS a personal thing, I find Aspartame disgusting and Stevia revolting, only sugar will do, wonder if that confirms I'm addicted to sugar?
     
  13. loulou99782

    loulou99782 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    All Sainsburrys diet and no added sugar drinks only have sucrose in. I love the no added sugar cranberry or cranberry and raspberry juice
     
  14. Bogie

    Bogie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Coca-Cola used to be my sweet drink of choice ... of course, that had to change when I started to have kidney stone problems, and right away when my doctor said "Whoa, boy ... ya gotta stop that stuff or I will be seeing you a lot more!". So water became the immediate drink of need. Not much flavour in water! Had to find something else. I lost my craving for soft drinks soon after that (if you have had kidney stones you would know the incentive to change). Well, next comes the diabetes bandwagon - family thing. My mom (90) has it and her father died (55) from it. Water was still a good choice, but so many other things had to disappear from the diet. Hang on, I'm getting to the matter at hand :) While I am a picky eater, my diet has changed - wasn't easy and I am still an occasional "sinner". Lost 30 lbs - that is on the good side. My thirst quenching still needed a tune-up. Tried this, tried that (don't they make anything without Aspartame?!). Learned quickly about "No sugar added" marketing. None "added", but read the label ... - no sugar added but 8 gms per 100 ml! Eventually, this is what I landed up with and have been using for awhile now to satisfy that age old craving. You mentioned Lemonade. Don't know if this is available outside of Canada or the US. SunRype Slim. http://www.sunrype.ca/products/slim-lemon-drop-lemonade Filtered water, erythritol, lemon pulp, lemon juice concentrate, natural flavour, citric acid, pectin, natural colour, vitamin c, sucralose (36 mg / 250 mL), acesulfame-potassium (19 mg / 250 mL).
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  15. Dizz

    Dizz Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Just to add for anyone looking for aspartame free tonic water, Lidl's diet tonic doesn't have it. And it's very nice. :)
     
  16. loulou99782

    loulou99782 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It's yum and cheap:)
     
  17. Dizz

    Dizz Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Indeed Loulou, what more could one want?! :)
     
  18. loulou99782

    loulou99782 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    A bigger bottle, some ice and a glass
     
  19. Dizz

    Dizz Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    And a slice of lemon and a bottle of gin!
     
  20. loulou99782

    loulou99782 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sounds very good when and where?
     
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