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You can't tell the difference?


I don't see how anyone can not tell the difference.


'cuz they just can't.
People's taste buds do differ.
Some people don't even like chocolate -- I can't fathom it, but I can accept
it.
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Julia wrote:
I used to work at a place that made instant tea in a huge metal
dispenser. The tea wasn't necessarily kept cold and instead of cleaning
out
the dispenser each time they refilled it, they merely added more tea to
it.
Often, mold would form in there.


Oh no! I'm a big tea drinker [unsweetened, all my life] and I'll never
look at a nice cold glass of restaurant iced tea the same! The horror!
The desecration! 8-/

Donna


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Julie Bove wrote:

I don't see how anyone can not tell the difference. I've never liked
regular soda or any other really sweet drinks. I remember some years


May I suggest an experiement? Leave yourself some calores at snack time, and
set up 4 small glasses of soda, such as Diet Coke, Coke Classic, Pepsi, and
Diet Pepsi. Then spend some time sipping each, comparing and savoring the
difference. Notice the texture on your teeth, how it *feels* in your mouth,
and especially the sensation at your gumlines.

Then leave the room, have someone refill the glasses and shuffle them
around. Then try it again. I can pretty much guarantee you will be able to
tell the difference.


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I carry a bottle of urine glucose test strips to test fountain soda.
Even if I get it at a self-serve fountain or I can see it being dispensed.
These strips are cheap (though I do replace the bottle after about 6
months). And they won't work in all countries -- some places use a
different form of sugar. But they do work just fine in the USA for Coke &
Pepsi.


Works in the UK too.

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Julie Bove wrote:

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I do not like to order tea in a restaurant unless it is one that specializes
in tea. Too many times I've gotten a pot of water that wasn't really hot
enough to make tea. And sometimes I also get an inferior tea bag. Iced tea
can be problematic. In sometimes comes sweetened and is not available
unsweetened. I think this is more common in some parts of the country/world
than others. And even if it's not sweetened there is no guarantee that it
is fresh. I used to work at a place that made instant tea in a huge metal
dispenser. The tea wasn't necessarily kept cold and instead of cleaning out
the dispenser each time they refilled it, they merely added more tea to it.
Often, mold would form in there. I don't drink coffee much at all any more.
I used to when I smoked. It went well with cigarettes. As such, I want to
smoke when I have it. So I don't have it. I don't care much for water
either unless it is good bottled water. All too often the stuff from the
tap tastes awful!


The Brits do a much better job with coffee than we Merkins do with tea!

I drink a LOT of ice tea. (I once heard a server at a place I eat at
frequently go into the kitchen and say ("The ice tea guy's here.)
THe stuff some places serve as ice tea is not recognizable as any form
of tea at all. (Some of the places they use a concentrate: the result
tastes an awful lot like ice tea that's been sitting around for a few
days. Even the powdered mix is not as bad as the concentrate.)

As far as "unsweetened"--I once saw a nutrition label on the side of a
fountain machine that dispensed "unsweetened" Lipton* "ice tea." The
first two ingredients were water and HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP!!!!!!

*Some places have Lipton ice tea that's really ice tea, and there's
nothing wrong with that stuff.


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Nico Kadel-Garcia wrote:

Julie Bove wrote:


I don't see how anyone can not tell the difference. I've never liked
regular soda or any other really sweet drinks. I remember some years



May I suggest an experiement? Leave yourself some calores at snack time, and
set up 4 small glasses of soda, such as Diet Coke, Coke Classic, Pepsi, and
Diet Pepsi. Then spend some time sipping each, comparing and savoring the
difference. Notice the texture on your teeth, how it *feels* in your mouth,
and especially the sensation at your gumlines.

Then leave the room, have someone refill the glasses and shuffle them
around. Then try it again. I can pretty much guarantee you will be able to
tell the difference.


A friend of mine once set up a blind cola taste test.

On the first round, people had no trouble distinguishing Coke, Pepsi,
and the generic cola (all with sugar). After a couple more rounds,
nobody could tell anything from anything.
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A friend of mine once set up a blind cola taste test.

On the first round, people had no trouble distinguishing Coke, Pepsi, and
the generic cola (all with sugar). After a couple more rounds, nobody
could tell anything from anything.


Huh. Interesting. I wonder if everyone's palates were saturated with the
acidic stickiness of cola?


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You can't tell the difference?


I don't see how anyone can not tell the difference.


'cuz they just can't.
People's taste buds do differ.
Some people don't even like chocolate -- I can't fathom it, but I can

accept
it.


I have a nephew who hates chocolate. And I know many people who can't tell
the difference between cheap chocolate and expensive chocolate. *shudder*

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"Nico Kadel-Garcia" wrote in message
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Julie Bove wrote:

I don't see how anyone can not tell the difference. I've never liked
regular soda or any other really sweet drinks. I remember some years


May I suggest an experiement? Leave yourself some calores at snack time,

and
set up 4 small glasses of soda, such as Diet Coke, Coke Classic, Pepsi,

and
Diet Pepsi. Then spend some time sipping each, comparing and savoring the
difference. Notice the texture on your teeth, how it *feels* in your

mouth,
and especially the sensation at your gumlines.

Then leave the room, have someone refill the glasses and shuffle them
around. Then try it again. I can pretty much guarantee you will be able to
tell the difference.


Yep, I've done that before. Not for many years. But as kids, this was the
sort of thing we'd do for fun when we got really bored. I could tell the
difference immediately.

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previous repetitive OP post crap snipped
Are you legally responsible for yourself? You are the one that
drank the coke. Diet coke and Coke have different tastes.. I'm
sure if you ordered a Budweiser and they brought you out a Miller
you would know the difference.

So, unless you can prove long term damage that one drink has
made upon you.. then nope.

I'm with Mack though.. Let me know when the law suit is -- I'll
be there for the waitress and resturant. -- Sorry.. to me this is
just making up excuses.. with DM, sometimes it's our fault, sometimes
it's just mother nature.. but never anyone elses. (Unless you're a child)


Its a simple thing really

1)Grow up and take responsibility for your own actions
2) Ditto 1)

ad infinitum


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When we lived in Florida we always asked for unsweetened tea...because if
you didn't you would usually get sweetened Tea...Those Southerners do love
their Sweet Tea I alsways ask if it is freshly brewed and not instant...I
hate instant tea. Speaking of Tea...I Love Twinnings Lady Grey Tea
Iced...Sometimes I will add a sweetener to it but it is a Great tasting
Tea Most the time when we go out to dinner I aske for Pelagrino sparkeling
water ...if they don't have that I just ask for Club Soda with a slice of
lemon and lime...very refreshing drink
jacquie



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"Freckles" wrote in message
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Order what you want in either a bottle or a can. If all they have is
fountain drinks, then order coffee, tea, plain water or nothing.

Of course many, maybe even most of us of age, would order wine or beer

with
our meal when we dine out.


I don't know of any restaurants here that serve things in bottles or cans.
I remember one deli in CA and some pizza places in NY, but not here. I
always order Diet Coke. I've been ordering diet drinks since they first
came out with them. Can't stand regular drinks. Never could. I can tell
by the first sip if I've gotten the wrong thing. This happened to me only
once since I've had diabetes. I was starving and at the time was taking
pills that had to be taken prior to eating. I took the pills with the soda
and immediately noticed that it was wrong. Alas, instead of taking a small
sip as I usually would, I guzzled down a large swig because I was very
thirst. And indeed, my BG following the meal of soup and salad was a bit
higher than usual.

I do not like to order tea in a restaurant unless it is one that specializes
in tea. Too many times I've gotten a pot of water that wasn't really hot
enough to make tea. And sometimes I also get an inferior tea bag. Iced tea
can be problematic. In sometimes comes sweetened and is not available
unsweetened. I think this is more common in some parts of the country/world
than others. And even if it's not sweetened there is no guarantee that it
is fresh. I used to work at a place that made instant tea in a huge metal
dispenser. The tea wasn't necessarily kept cold and instead of cleaning out
the dispenser each time they refilled it, they merely added more tea to it.
Often, mold would form in there. I don't drink coffee much at all any more.
I used to when I smoked. It went well with cigarettes. As such, I want to
smoke when I have it. So I don't have it. I don't care much for water
either unless it is good bottled water. All too often the stuff from the
tap tastes awful!

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Donna, do you folks in Texas make Sun Tea? We do here in Az ...Now that is
great tasting tea
jacquie


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Julia wrote:
I used to work at a place that made instant tea in a huge metal
dispenser. The tea wasn't necessarily kept cold and instead of cleaning
out
the dispenser each time they refilled it, they merely added more tea to
it.
Often, mold would form in there.


Oh no! I'm a big tea drinker [unsweetened, all my life] and I'll never
look at a nice cold glass of restaurant iced tea the same! The horror!
The desecration! 8-/

Donna


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"Freckles" wrote in message
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Order what you want in either a bottle or a can. If all they have is
fountain drinks, then order coffee, tea, plain water or nothing.

Of course many, maybe even most of us of age, would order wine or beer

with
our meal when we dine out.


I don't know of any restaurants here that serve things in bottles or cans.
I remember one deli in CA and some pizza places in NY, but not here. I
always order Diet Coke. I've been ordering diet drinks since they first
came out with them. Can't stand regular drinks. Never could. I can tell
by the first sip if I've gotten the wrong thing. This happened to me only
once since I've had diabetes. I was starving and at the time was taking
pills that had to be taken prior to eating. I took the pills with the
soda
and immediately noticed that it was wrong. Alas, instead of taking a
small
sip as I usually would, I guzzled down a large swig because I was very
thirst. And indeed, my BG following the meal of soup and salad was a bit
higher than usual.

I do not like to order tea in a restaurant unless it is one that
specializes
in tea. Too many times I've gotten a pot of water that wasn't really hot
enough to make tea. And sometimes I also get an inferior tea bag. Iced
tea
can be problematic. In sometimes comes sweetened and is not available
unsweetened. I think this is more common in some parts of the
country/world
than others. And even if it's not sweetened there is no guarantee that it
is fresh. I used to work at a place that made instant tea in a huge metal
dispenser. The tea wasn't necessarily kept cold and instead of cleaning
out
the dispenser each time they refilled it, they merely added more tea to
it.
Often, mold would form in there. I don't drink coffee much at all any
more.
I used to when I smoked. It went well with cigarettes. As such, I want
to
smoke when I have it. So I don't have it. I don't care much for water
either unless it is good bottled water. All too often the stuff from the
tap tastes awful!


Then I guess you will be having wine or beer with your meals?






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"jacquie" wrote in message
k.net...
When we lived in Florida we always asked for unsweetened tea...because if
you didn't you would usually get sweetened Tea...Those Southerners do love
their Sweet Tea I alsways ask if it is freshly brewed and not

instant...I
hate instant tea. Speaking of Tea...I Love Twinnings Lady Grey Tea
Iced...Sometimes I will add a sweetener to it but it is a Great tasting
Tea Most the time when we go out to dinner I aske for Pelagrino

sparkeling
water ...if they don't have that I just ask for Club Soda with a slice of
lemon and lime...very refreshing drink


Here, you can't get club soda unless the place has a bar.

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On 2 Feb 2006 12:06:58 GMT, Chris Malcolm
wrote:

I'm probably unusual in finding diet coke really revolting, but I'm
not unusual in finding it tastes different. I know several people who
prefer the taste, and I've often seen people who've been bought a coke
in a glass by someone else complain that it wasn't the kind they'd
asked for.


Diet coke gives me incredible gas - in both directions:-) I
drink a local diet cola called LA Ice.

They've just started marketing something called Coke Zero
out here, implying that the taste is the same as the "real"
thing. Has anyone tried that?

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