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Old 01-18-2019, 10:29 AM
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In which the low cal version tastes better.


Iced tea with Sweet n Low tastes better than iced tea with sugar.

Fresca is the best soda on the planet.
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Old 01-18-2019, 10:39 AM
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Soda pop, especially Coke.

Also reduced fat Pringles.
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Old 01-18-2019, 10:40 AM
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Philadelphia cream cheese, has the same flavor and the original is too gooey, but then I also prefer skim milk....if its Kemps, any other brand is just water with white specks in it.
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Old 01-18-2019, 10:43 AM
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Oh yeah, I forgot about skim milk. Skim milk is the best.
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Although I do hold that the tofu pad ka pow at my local Thai place tastes better than the versions with meat.

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Old 01-18-2019, 10:50 AM
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I like the low-sodium V8 better than regular V8. Regular is too salty for me. Low-sodium is more tomato-ey.
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Old 01-18-2019, 10:54 AM
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When I make the boxed mac & cheese I make it with half the butter and water instead of milk. I prefer it that way.
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Oh yeah, I forgot about skim milk. Skim milk is the best.
Yep.
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Old 01-18-2019, 11:00 AM
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Oh yeah, I forgot about skim milk. Skim milk is the best.
Crazy talk. I can't drink any other milk than whole.
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Diet Pepsi and Hostess Reduced Fat Cupcakes. The breakfast of champions. At least this champion.

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Soda, but with a caveat. Regular sodas are something I really like, but only want infrequently. Diet soda is something I can drink...way too much.

I also like Baked Lays chips more than normal Lays, but admittedly less than better brands of fried chips.

Oh, and it's hardly a "healthy" food, but I think I like fresh Krispy Kreme donuts better without the sugar glaze.
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Old 01-18-2019, 12:09 PM
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I prefer Buitoni's reduced-fat pesto to the regular version.
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Kraft Light Smooth Peanut Butter is far better than the regular one.
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Old 01-18-2019, 12:25 PM
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Fresca is the best soda on the planet.
No! That would be Kroger brand Cola OH!

Good stuff! I like it better than real Coke.
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Soda..I much prefer a LaCroix (flavored club soda) which has no sweeteners nor sugars.
If I can't get a club soda I prefer diet soda over sugar because I think it tastes better.

Back in my less wealthy times I would make Kool-Aid using twice the packets with half the sugar.
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Reduced-fat Cheez-its are crunchier than regular Cheez-its.
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Old 01-18-2019, 02:24 PM
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My cola drink of choice in Australia is Pepsi Max. It is the most popular diet drink on the market. It is not the same as products with the same name sold elsewhere.
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Iced tea with Sweet n Low tastes better than iced tea with sugar.
Straight iced tea without sweetener beats both.


I think I prefer the sour cream and onion baked Lay's to the fried version.
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I like the low-sodium V8 better than regular V8. Regular is too salty for me. Low-sodium is more tomato-ey.
This one for sure. I prefer the spicy version and I know they make a low-salt type of it as well, but they don't stock it around my little town.
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Smucker's reduced sugar strawberry preserves and orange marmalade. However, the "all-natural" versions keep crowding those out of the market. I haven't been able to find the marmalade in ages.

People! Fruit juices that have been so heavily filtered you can't taste the flavor of the original fruit anymore are no better for you that sugar! Get the reduced sugar varieties instead!


Actually, what I really like now is strawberry freezer preserves, but I no longer have the energy to make that.
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sugar free Lipton green tea tastes a lot better than the regular version.
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People! Fruit juices that have been so heavily filtered you can't taste the flavor of the original fruit anymore are no better for you that sugar! Get the reduced sugar varieties instead!
I just discovered this with grape juice. After not having had sugary fruit juice other than OJ in years, I got a "light" grape juice and it's amazing, not at all like the over-tart and sweet monstrosity usually available.
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I started decreasing the sugar in my Cranberry Sauce. A little less each year for the last decade as people kept saying "I like the tartness!" So I'm using less than half now.

And I get funny looks when I order Coke Zero with Jameson at the local tavern, but I prefer it to a regular Scotch & Coke.
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I don't care for skim milk, but 2% is better than whole. Even though whole is supposedly healthier.
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Jax used to make a lite version of their cheese curls. They were awesome. But they stopped selling them years ago
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Old 01-18-2019, 11:34 PM
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Smucker's reduced sugar strawberry preserves and orange marmalade. However, the "all-natural" versions keep crowding those out of the market. I haven't been able to find the marmalade in ages.
Try Amazon.
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Harking back to the 60's, anything with cyclamate, Funny Face and Kool-Aid were so much more awesome without sugar!
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One pink sweetner and one yellow sweetner in my coffee is better than sugar. However, it must have light cream or, in a pinch, half and half.
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One pink sweetner and one yellow sweetner in my coffee is better than sugar. However, it must have light cream or, in a pinch, half and half.
And half and half is a lighter option. It's "obviously" half cream, half milk. I didn't realize this until I ordered coffee in the UK for the first time:
"Do you have cream?"
"Oi, guvnah, we gots cream, but yer sure as horses not gonna be puttin' in yer coffee!" [broad cockney chortling ensues]
"Umm, I just wanted it ummm, milky?"
"Ah'll jes' steam yuh some fresh milk, fold it inta yer cuppa, and Bob's your uncle!"
"How'd you know about my Uncle Bob?" [and...scene]
Other than the bad accent, it's a true story.
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Low sugar gatorade (G2). I canít drink the regular stuff, tastes like Kool-aid.
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Iced tea with Sweet n Low tastes better than iced tea with sugar.

Fresca is the best soda on the planet.
Absolutely true about the iced tea.

I never liked the taste of diet soda, and I stopped drinking all sodas 16 years ago, so I can't judge that.

Mission Carb Balance tortillas are better than regular flour tortillas--more flavorful and less cloying.
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I, too, prefer diet soda to the sugared version. I would never have thought that as a teenager, when I thought diet sodas were the most disgusting drink ever created by man, but, for the last twenty years, I prefer the dry aftertaste to the cloying sweetnenss of sugared drinks. Yes, even the ones made with actual cane sugar. They are all just so sticky and syrupy to me.

Skim milk is awful, though. I don't drink much milk, so it doesn't matter, but it has to be at least 2%, preferably whole.

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sugar free Lipton green tea tastes a lot better than the regular version.
I heartily agree. Even if avoiding sugar wasn't a goal, the sugar free version is the obvious choice due to the fact it doesn't have the cloying taste of the regular version.
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Low sugar gatorade (G2). I canít drink the regular stuff, tastes like Kool-aid.
G2 is hard to find in my town. Store manager I complained to said that due to the high % of college students here, only the sugary stuff sells.

Gotta stock up when I find it. It's the best thing for dehydration (hangovers, but also just "didn't pay attention and drink enough yesterday, so woke up with a headache today").
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Absolutely true about the iced tea.
I don't know if my tastes are changing, or if sugar is "sweeter" today or not. I used to like iced tea sweetened, but anymore I'll drink it plain. Recently, a friend brought some food to a get together a few of us were having. Among the stuff he brought was Chick Fil A iced tea, which he raves about and insisted we try. My first gulp, and I was like....GACKKKK! It was like sugar-water with brown coloring. Couldn't taste any tea.
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G2 is hard to find in my town. Store manager I complained to said that due to the high % of college students here, only the sugary stuff sells.

Gotta stock up when I find it. It's the best thing for dehydration (hangovers, but also just "didn't pay attention and drink enough yesterday, so woke up with a headache today").
You can get an 8 pack on Amazon for $5.38.

It's 2019. How can something like that be "hard to find" anymore.
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