How does a product with 47.5g of sugar make it onto the shop shelves!

newforest

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It's pretty disgusting when you think about it.
I have stopped drinking anything fizzy and currently my replacement is just water or water plus a cordial.
However I do need something more on occasions (if feeling unwell) but I don't need 47.5g of it in 500ml! I am not talking about an energy drink, just a bottle of juice.
I won't touch the energy drinks!
 

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I don't pay much attention to the labels on things, but I don't very often drink can's/bottles, I drink coffee during the day and fizzy water at home, perhaps with cordial in it if I fancy flavor, perhaps a fruit juice now and then but that's about it. I'm struggling to put 50g of sugar into context :rolleyes: does seem like more than you could dilute in 500ml of water!
 

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as a diabetic I must pay close attention to sugar contents so I dose insulin correctly. I saw this picture recently and I was very shocked at frijj milkshakes being higher then lucozade!!! I use lucozade to revive me if Im having a hypo! Very very misleading, you would think you were doing good ( ish) giving your child a fresh milkshake rather then a can of coke. My daughter and I tend to drink flavoured spring water sugar free, we choose a particular brand which dosent have horrible evil sweetners in just natural leaf based sweetner. Im more of a hot drink person though and glug coffee! I have learnt so much about food since I have to know exactly what im putting inside me so I can give myself the correct insulin dosage. Things like fat free philadelphia has tons of more carbs then full fat ones. Same goes for yogurts! This picture shocked me though!

 
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newforest

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The milkshake doesn't shock me as I gave that up over the summer.Is that the added sugar though or overall content?

I am not diabetic but I do have a health issue.
Even Ribena is shocking as you associate it with kids, well I do. The fruit shoot if that's what it is has made changes then, as that used to taste over sweetened.
 

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I have never liked fizzy drinks - I don't like plain water much either, I just drink loads of low sugar squash. The kids are only allowed that and water/milk, and a Diet Coke as an occasional treat (it's a taste thing - we all prefer Diet to the full fat variety, but obviously I am aware that sweeteners aren't exactly health food either!)
 

Gimp

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I love milkshakes !! I tend to just make them weak nowadays with nesquick as that is quite sugary to. I used to love frijj chocolate milkshake sigh!
 
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squidsin

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I love milkshakes !! I tend to just make them weak nowadays with nesquick as that is quite sugary to. I used to love frijj chocolate milkshake sigh!
I haven't been able to touch them, or Yops, since I had my tonsils out and they were pretty much the only thing I could eat/drink - mixed in with blood from the back of my throat - for over a week! Put me off forever!
 
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I haven't been able to touch them, or Yops, since I had my tonsils out and they were pretty much the only thing I could eat/drink - mixed in with blood from the back of my throat - for over a week! Put me off forever!
Ewwwe !!! I bet !!! My fave chocs are ferraro rocha (sp!) I watched a viral video the other day showing some with maggots in!! whether its true or a hoax I nearly threw up watching it!! I will never hint for them again!!
 
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That's shocking. I'm glad I don't like fizzy drinks or milk! I drink black coffee or hot water. Oh and coke if it's got Bacardi in it ... but I think Bacardi cancels out the sugar ... and then there's wine - I see that doesn't feature on your poster @Gimp, so I presume it must be sugar free. That's ok then (hic) :p
 

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I eat a shocking amount of sugar sadly!! Fruit smoothie with breakfast too which is really high in sugar. But I very very rarely drink anything other than water/ sugar free squash so at least that is something.

I'm not really sure what I can eat that doesn't contain high sugar as I am fussy and also can't eat dairy. Even bread is full of sugar and that's what I survive on really.
 

Gimp

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That's shocking. I'm glad I don't like fizzy drinks or milk! I drink black coffee or hot water. Oh and coke if it's got Bacardi in it ... but I think Bacardi cancels out the sugar ... and then there's wine - I see that doesn't feature on your poster @Gimp, so I presume it must be sugar free. That's ok then (hic) :p

I actually drink Red wine, the carb content is generally near 0
 

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not keen on any fizzy stuff. Coke is just vile in any manifestation. I make jug of fruit tea and let it cool and chill it down as it's nasty hot, Chilled down with a bit of lemon juice it's really good.
 
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That is a shocking poster!!

I never drank much soda but did give it up totally years ago.
I drink mostly water with my meals.
I do love milk though especially goats milk- (not from my goats)
(they are fixed boys)
and I do love chocolate milk!!
I do have coffee in the am.
 

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Ale have a look at deliciously Ella and honestly healthy on Facebook - both are dairy free and often low/no sugar :)

I don't smoke or drink - but I am bad with fizzy drinks and sweets. I binge on them and have to be careful as I get withdrawal shakes and headaches if I try and cut down quickly so I try to be strict about it
 
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newforest

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I actually chose Lucozade today as it's less sugar than anything else on the shelf bar water.
After one and half hours up and down dale with madam, I need something, but not to excess.
 

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I have fizzy water with a little cordial (no added sugar variety) at work, A cup of tea in the morning when I get up, and maybe a couple of cups of coffee after work. You can get caffeine free tea as well, camomile is nice, I don't mind caffeine free coffee, but Oh hates it.
I can't stand having sugar in my tea/coffee, can feel it coating my teeth when I do. Can't seem to give up chocolate, no matter how much I try. I think i'm a lot better with my snacking between meals too.
 
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