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    "Made with Real Sugar"

    "Made with Real Sugar" - I've noticed this labelling more and more on some pop/soda cans.

    Kind of makes me laugh! Back of the old, unimproved, eh?

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    A strange twist, isn't it! lol!
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    Nothing changes for me. Same reason I avoid soda to begin with ;-)

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    sometimes even when you buy granulated sugar, it is not cane sugar. Something else.

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    most likely beet suger.

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    Or corn syrup. I wonder if so much corn has gone to alternative fuel industry that food makers have discovered it's easier and cheaper to go back to cane sugar.

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    Coca Cola tastes better with real sugar. Our local distributor has a limited amount--it's Mexican. LOL, I sometimes wonder how it would taste with real coca, like the original formula.

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    The real sugar cola is difficult to find. Anyone know where to get it in the Portland, Oregon, area?
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    Over in UK incresing numbers of foods are made with glucose/fructose syrup which is much sweeter. This is BAD as you get used to an unnaturaally sweet taste on jams etc. I'm against it myself but the tide seems unstoppable.... i feel sorry for new mums with kiddies.
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    Check for an international/Mexican market. The groceries around here that cater to the Mexican-American population carry the Mexican real sugar coke.

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    Check for an international/Mexican market. The groceries around here that cater to the Mexican-American population carry the Mexican real sugar coke.

    Found this one in Beaverton: Tienda Y Carniceria Palacios - (503) 641-3462
    6110 SW Lombard Ave, Beaverton, OR 97008

    "The real sugar cola is difficult to find. Anyone know where to get it in the Portland, Oregon, area?"
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    Ahh I guess the old is new ?? LOL
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    By the time I read all the ingredients on the label, I put the product back on the shelf....and go home to the old fashion way of using up my homemade jams & jellies and canned fruit and veggies. Next year, I hope to go back to home canned chickens, beef, and pork & other meats. I know how I handled the product and what was added to each one.

    Some may frown at Coke cola products, then pour themselves a dozen cups of coffee a day. We all have a few old habits that seem to cling to us for a whole lifetime.

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    I buy real cane sugar and syrup at our local food co-op. makes a world of difference in baking. By the way, it is not white but light brown and. Cookies taste like when I was a kid some 60+ years ago. Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by LadyElisabeth View Post
    The real sugar cola is difficult to find. Anyone know where to get it in the Portland, Oregon, area?
    I've seen the Mexican coke at our Costco but I haven't checked recently as I'm not a soda drinker. You might check there.
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    What is the difference- nutritionally - between beet sugar and cane sugar?

    How can one tell on the package ingredient listings whether cane or beets were the original source of the sugar?

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    Also during Passover, sodas are sold that have real cane sugar. Different color caps on the kosher products. You can stock up them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptquilts View Post
    sometimes even when you buy granulated sugar, it is not cane sugar. Something else.
    IT's Beet Sugar! Most of the store brands are beet sugar....I read the packages...Domino is cane sugar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenheron View Post
    Coca Cola tastes better with real sugar. Our local distributor has a limited amount--it's Mexican. LOL, I sometimes wonder how it would taste with real coca, like the original formula.
    AHHHHH! But, would it be legal?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post
    What is the difference- nutritionally - between beet sugar and cane sugar?

    How can one tell on the package ingredient listings whether cane or beets were the original source of the sugar?
    Zero difference nutritionally: No nutritive value whatever for either! Both have same calories (17 per teaspoon). If the package does not list cane sugar, you can bet it's beet sugar--the cane people always brag about theirs.

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    It's to let us know it's not made with high fructose corn syrup, which is much, much worse than sugar. The corn lobby is trying to make it illegal for products to advertise that they use real sugar, and since the FDA is owned by Big Pharma and Big Agriculture, it will probably come down the pike soon. Do some research on high fructose corn syrup, and you'll see why this is nothing to laugh about. HFCS is in nearly everything, sometimes called "corn syrup," sometimes "corn solids," and even "corn sugar". Avoid it like the plague, if you value your health.

    Even beet sugar is from genetically-modified beets, which is also bad. Best to opt for pure cane sugar, if you possibly can. There are much better reasons to avoid carbonated drinks than sugar, by the way.

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    You'd have to go some to convince me that there's anything wrong with corn syrup... here's a link to read up on sugars:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-fructose_corn_syrup
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    So many products now have High Frucotse Corn syrup in them. In lab animals fed the same calories of sugar vs the high fructose corn syrup the ones with the corn syrup gain weight, and even become obese, while the sugar fed ones do not gain as much with the same amount of calories. The HFCS( high fructose corn syrup) came out in the 70's. It is in almost everything now, even bread! It is cheaper to manufacture, sweeter than sugar, but really not good for you at all. Some say this is one cause of the obesity epidemic we have now in the states and the timeline when it started was in the last 70's when HFCS came into existence. Something about the way our bodies use the HFCS vs sugar. Next time you are at the grocery store just check out the ingredient labels. You can also google HFCS and get some info about it. People are becoming more educated about it and some companies are listening and starting to use real sugar again.
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    not just an obesity epidemic but a diabetes epidemic.

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    I hate beet sugar (there is a taste difference) and HFCS.........I go to costco and buy a 25lb bag for 18 dollars is is marked as cane sugar. I do not drink much but when I do it is at home and I am a rum and coke girl; and I buy only coke made in Mexico as it is made with cane sugar. I rarely ever drink soda or eat out, not into junk food, make my own desserts so I know what is in them and really try to stay away from processed food, I make my own bread and rolls, danish etc........ I can't wait to move next year so I will have the space to can my own veggies, jams etc....... . I read labels and opt for the ones with the fewest ingredients possible.

    My hubby is a diabetic, before I met him he would eat out all the time his sugar was through the roof!!! Now when he is home , he eats much better and even indulges in a sweet now and then and his Dr. is pleased with his sugar levels..........
    When he is away for work he is more aware now of making better choices for his meals.

    HFCS is evil IMHO...............
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