Since the first of the year, I have been trying to seriously limit my intake of high fructose corn syrup.
This is extremely difficult for me, because I have a coke addiction. Plus, I like sauces. Sauces are good… barbecue sauce, ketchup, sweet and sour… it’s all good. It’s also chock full of HFCS.
I have to go on the record and say that I genuinely despise Diet Coke, and basically every single other diet soda on the planet. I can’t stand that dry aftertaste (I don’t like dry wines, either).
I have managed to find some diet sodas that I find to be palatable:
- Diet Dr. Pepper with Berries and Cream
- Diet A&W Root Beer tastes just like the real stuff, only draw back is the lack of caffeine
- Diet Pepsi with Strawberries and Cream
- Diet 7-Up isn’t so bad
I’ve been making do with those four choices for the past six months. It’s impossible to order any of those varieties while out at a restaurant where the only choice is Diet Coke. I usually end up drinking water and iced tea.
This past weekend, I was wandering around Target looking for some snacks to take to the lake when I happened upon the best no-calorie soda EVER!
The new Peach Citrus Fresca. It’s awesome. I know, it doesn’t have any caffeine, and I’m not going to be able to find it in any restaurants, but it’s good enough I might just start carrying some with me everywhere I go.
I can’t wait to taste it with vodka.
* No, I haven’t been paid for this post. I’m not affiliated with The Coca-Cola company in any way, but if they’re interested in sponsoring a post, or buying an ad, I’m of course open to offers.