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Re: Pepsi switching aspartame to Splenda (IOW: NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!)
« Reply #15 on: April 29, 2015, 04:12:50 PM »
There's definitely something unique about Diet Coke.  It's one of the only artificially sweetened sodas that I don't like.
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Re: Pepsi switching aspartame to Splenda (IOW: NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!)
« Reply #16 on: April 29, 2015, 04:27:01 PM »
All of the artificial sweeteners taste "chemically" and horrible to me. I think that is probably why people assume it is unhealthy. Before I knew people actually made these kinds of claims, I used to say that diet soda tastes like "cancer".

I drink caffeine free regular coke when I can help it.
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Re: Pepsi switching aspartame to Splenda (IOW: NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!)
« Reply #17 on: April 29, 2015, 06:39:17 PM »
After about a week of drinking diet drinks, your taste buds will adjust.
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Re: Pepsi switching aspartame to Splenda (IOW: NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!)
« Reply #18 on: April 29, 2015, 08:31:02 PM »
After about a week of drinking diet drinks, your taste buds will adjust.

I wouldn't think that is as good thing.
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Re: Pepsi switching aspartame to Splenda (IOW: NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!)
« Reply #19 on: April 29, 2015, 08:34:56 PM »
After about a week of drinking diet drinks, your taste buds will adjust.

I wouldn't think that is as good thing.

But why would it be a bad thing? No different than going the other direction.

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Re: Pepsi switching aspartame to Splenda (IOW: NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!)
« Reply #20 on: April 29, 2015, 10:25:00 PM »
After about a week of drinking diet drinks, your taste buds will adjust.

I wouldn't think that is as good thing.

Being that the vast body of knowledge is that it is not harmful, what is the issue? 
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Re: Pepsi switching aspartame to Splenda (IOW: NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!)
« Reply #21 on: April 29, 2015, 10:28:46 PM »
When I was a kid, my parents had "tab" in their office. I would drink that instead of nothing, but I never got used to that shit. Holy crap it is bad. No tastebud adjustment there.

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Re: Pepsi switching aspartame to Splenda (IOW: NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!)
« Reply #22 on: April 29, 2015, 10:34:50 PM »
Mine haven't adjusted either, I can still tell easily the diet drinks from the regular counterparts, I just do like Diet Pepsi as much as I do regular one. Diet Coke, not so much.

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Re: Pepsi switching aspartame to Splenda (IOW: NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!)
« Reply #23 on: April 30, 2015, 01:11:52 PM »
I've reached a point where diet coke tastes like how I remember regular coke tasting, but regular now tastes to me like an electrode has been placed on the sugar sensing part of my brain and it is being continually depressed as long as the liquid is in my mouth. 

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Re: Pepsi switching aspartame to Splenda (IOW: NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!)
« Reply #24 on: April 30, 2015, 01:47:17 PM »
Tab hired Brian Posehn to advertise for them?
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Re: Pepsi switching aspartame to Splenda (IOW: NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!)
« Reply #25 on: April 30, 2015, 02:56:43 PM »
I have a concern where sometimes I will go through a drive through and I get a fountain drink. . .  . .I cannot tell by taste if they may have screwed up. There is wide variation in the taste of fountain drinks.
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Re: Pepsi switching aspartame to Splenda (IOW: NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!)
« Reply #26 on: April 30, 2015, 05:32:03 PM »
Tab hired Brian Posehn to advertise for them?

Hehe, no. That's from Tab episode of the old Sarah Silverman Program. (My favorite ep)
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Re: Pepsi switching aspartame to Splenda (IOW: NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!)
« Reply #27 on: September 18, 2015, 02:25:37 PM »
Kind of an update to this. . . .Pepsi now uses sucralose instead of aspartame and I can definitely taste the difference.
I think I liked aspartame better.
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Re: Pepsi switching aspartame to Splenda (IOW: NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!)
« Reply #28 on: September 18, 2015, 02:36:22 PM »
Aspartame tastes like fucking shit, man.  Every time I've tried switching to a diet soda (Mountain Dew, Mello Yellow, Sun Drop, etc.) the only thing I taste is that goddamn ass juice sweetener. 

Instead, I modified my diet to simply reduce the number or regular Mountain Dews I ingest.  I get fewer, but they taste better.

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Re: Pepsi switching aspartame to Splenda (IOW: NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!)
« Reply #29 on: September 18, 2015, 03:41:15 PM »
I realized something was wrong at the first sip of the new bottle I grabbed from the cupboard.  I won't be drinking diet Pepsi any more.  Sucralose is just disgusting.  I guess I'll drink the real stuff and cut way back.
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