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Diet Soda

Discussion in 'Nutrition and Food' started by momto3girls, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. momto3girls

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    Does anyone else worry when you are out to eat somewhere that the server will give your child regular soda instead of diet? I have switched back and forth between regular and diet soda so many times over the years that I sometimes can't tell the difference anymore. When my husband is with me he can taste and tell the difference for sure but when he's not I always worry they will give her the wrong one. Any ideas?
     
  2. BrendaK

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    This happened to us at McDonalds drive through this summer. We order 4 diet cokes, one for everyone, so glad we ordered it that way. Because I noticed the different taste right away. I tested a drop of coke with a bg meter and it read 480. Not diet. We took them all back and I gave a talk to the manager.

    Some people also test with urine ketone sticks if they are unsure.
     
  3. MomtoPatience

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    I could see the reason this would be a concern, Being the worrisome mom that i am i would maybe bring my own in my purse and ask for a glass with ice. Or make it very clear that it is very important no mistake be made.
     
  4. Gracie'sMom

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    This is exactly the situation that we are in. Luckily, I rarely eat out without my husband, so I always just have him check.
     
  5. MommaRetta

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    I worry too. I ususally sniff or do a taste test. I'm glad I'm not the only Mom that does this. I feel so paranoid from time to time.
     
  6. lisanc

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    Yep I worry too and do taste test ....

    and I never trust drinks thru drive thru ... they make so many other mistakes ... it is hard to trust the drinks

    Lisa
     
  7. thebestnest5

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    It's happened to us,at least twice...once with a tea and once with a soda. One test HI on the meter and one tested 480ish, I think.


    As a teen, I worked at a concession stand and one worker put DIET soda on the entire REGULAR soda line. It caused a problem for someone who had a aspartame allergy.:eek:
     

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