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Old 06-09-2005, 10:40 AM   #1
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I love drinking lemonade in the summer, but hate consuming all those empty calories, so I bought some Crystal Light Lemon Lime flavor. First of all I think it is giving me headaches. My question is: If you mix too much aspartame-flavored drink powder in water, does it make a bitter taste. I had the worst flavor in my mouth after drinking that sutff. I think that's it for me with Crystal Light. Back to plain water and Perrier.
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I just read the package and answered my own question, it contains acesulfame K which I think is known for it's bitter taste. Yuck. I'm throwing this stuff in the garbage.
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Old 06-09-2005, 11:41 AM   #2
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Re: Aspartame

Yes - the one drawback of fake sugar (at least most of it) is that after a certain concentration, it starts to taste bitter.
Sugar just keeps getting sweeter, but the fake stuff doesn't. Chemicals are gross...

 
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Old 06-10-2005, 04:29 AM   #3
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Re: Aspartame

tdot,

People perceive the tast of artificial sweetners VERY differently. I for one find SACCHARINE poisonously bitter (for HOURS) but like the flavor of aspartame (Crystal Light)...Splenda is OK but not so good.

Did you dilute it to a half gallon?

Try this:
Tub Crystal light...2 ounce RealLemon (or stor cheapy)...2 sachets Splenda.
Add ONE GALLON of water.
It is tastier that way and more like lemonade.
Try it ONCE before you abandon the idea altogether...these powders are a Godsend for dieters.
Make sure it's been in the fridge long enough to get REALLY cold.

You might also opt for the WYLER'S version. I find them tastier and a bit cheaper than the CL.

 
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Re: Aspartame

Thanks Lenin. I will give it a try!
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Old 06-10-2005, 06:52 AM   #5
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Re: Aspartame

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Thanks Lenin. I will give it a try!

Oh, and the LEMON tastes better than the LEMON-LIME...something about artificial lime flavoring that's hard to get to taste REAL! Lemon is easy; just Citric Acid!

 
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Re: Aspartame

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tdot,

People perceive the tast of artificial sweetners VERY differently. I for one find SACCHARINE poisonously bitter (for HOURS) but like the flavor of aspartame (Crystal Light)...Splenda is OK but not so good.

Did you dilute it to a half gallon?

Try this:
Tub Crystal light...2 ounce RealLemon (or stor cheapy)...2 sachets Splenda.
Add ONE GALLON of water.
It is tastier that way and more like lemonade.
Try it ONCE before you abandon the idea altogether...these powders are a Godsend for dieters.
Make sure it's been in the fridge long enough to get REALLY cold.

You might also opt for the WYLER'S version. I find them tastier and a bit cheaper than the CL.
Yah, I do believe that splenda is better than aspartame. I only put splenda in my coffee and end up consuming 2 packets everyday usually. I'm trying to enjoy my coffee without preferring a sweet taste though.

 
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