How dare they!

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Drago, 17 Jun 2017.

  1. Hot day, been working hard, so thought I'd treat myself to my favourite hot weather tipple, a bottle of Lucozade orange. They're quite sugary, and I'm in danger of becoming far too muscular (cough) so its an occasional treat rather than a staple.

    Out the fridge, crack off the lid, and....bleurgh! Horrible sweetener taste. Yuk. Check the label and I've bought the right one. Check the ingredients, aspartine now present. Check some of the bottles in the fridge that are a little older and they do not.

    Oi, makers of Lucozade, NOOOOOO! If I wanted a diet drink I'd blummen well go and buy a diet drink. If I want a full fat, triple cholestrol, double sugar beverage then I'll ruddy well have one. You're not my Mum. Stop it. Let the diet drinkers have the diet rubbish, and the manly men have the full sugar stuff. Stop trying to convert me on the sly.

    Get over yourselves.
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  2. OMG

    OMG Veteran

    Diet Coke. xx( and xx( and xx(
    What's next, fat free water?
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  3. OP

    Drago Guru

    For some reason I appear to have put this in the wrong forum. If any passing @Moderators fancies moving it to the cafe feel free, and I'll manfully accept any flagellation by way of punishment.
    Last edited: 17 Jun 2017
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  4. ufkacbln

    ufkacbln Guest

    Well.... they do have Low Calorie Water!!!

  5. smutchin

    smutchin Cat 6 Racer

    The Red Enclave
    I heard about Lucozade changing their recipe. It's to avoid the sugar tax or something. Ribena have done the same.

    I feel much the same as you about it. Lucozade Orange has always been my first choice if I need a sugar hit on a ride, but not any more.

    If I don't need the calories, I'll stick to water.
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  6. snorri

    snorri Legendary Member

    Side effect of aspartame?
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  7. Mo1959

    Mo1959 Guru

    Worst of it is, aspartame is reckoned to be bad for you too. I think I would rather have the sugar.
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  8. OMG

    OMG Veteran

    My world just has been destroyed.
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  9. winjim

    winjim A youth of interminable age

    Taking the sugar out of Lucozade seems to be missing the point somewhat. I hate the taste of artificial sweeteners but it's becoming harder and harder to find drinks without. I'm not exactly obese so I'm fine with the sugar content.
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  10. ufkacbln

    ufkacbln Guest

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  11. smutchin

    smutchin Cat 6 Racer

    The Red Enclave
    They should be legally obliged to change the name to Spartozade.
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  12. Bryony

    Bryony Veteran

    Ramsgate, Kent
    Lucozade reducing the sugar content has caught out some of us type 1 diabetics. It's has been a popular go to during a hypoglycemic attack, but some diabetics have found that their attacks have been going on for longer, and when reading the label then realise that the sugar content has been drastically reduced!
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  13. MichaelW2

    MichaelW2 Über Member

    What next, Irn Bru with replacement Aluminium?
  14. Saluki

    Saluki I've run away with my friends to..

    ...New Tealandia
    Because the regular stuff makes you fat? There are no calories in water so is the low calorie stuff in deficit?
  15. ufkacbln

    ufkacbln Guest

    Well Star Trek has Anti-Matter

    Perhaps there is such a thing as Anti-Water.... And does the crew of theUSS Enterprise die a painful and prolonged death whilst the Univers implodes if water and anti-water meet?

    We need to know
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