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Why add aspartame to water?

Posted Sun January 21, 2007 8:03 pm, by Rachel H. written to Aquafina

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I attended the opening of a new Wal-Mart in my area and while I was shopping there was a stand where people were giving out free samples of Aquafina. The particular bottle I received was Aquafina Alive, orange lime flavor. I had never tried flavored water before because of the cost but I was curious as to how this would taste. The first flavor I encountered was a pleasant orange/lime taste that was immediately erased by an overpowering taste of aspartame. I was surprised and took another sip, wondering if it was just me. The same thing occurred again. I read the ingredient label and discovered that indeed, it did contain aspartame. I never thought that water flavored with fruit juice would also contain an artificial sweetener, as the fruit juice should have enough flavor.

I would consider buying Aquafina Alive if it did not contain aspartame, as the taste does not agree with me and I find it unnecessary. This leads me to wonder why Aquafina thought it was necessary to flavor water with an artificial sweetener.


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by X Posted Thu August 28, 2008 @ 3:08 AM

Aspartame, and any number of other 'sweeteners' are actually chemicals
designed specifically to dull the senses, slow thought processes and
create a more docile, agreeable public. The powers that be (our govt.
and beyond) are doing to to aid their efforts in creating a single
government fascist global state. Fluoride is added to public water
supplies for similar reasons... no, it doesn't whiten teeth and yes,
it was introduced first by Hitler in the concentration camps!


...you asked.

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by >Leanne< Posted Tue January 23, 2007 @ 1:02 AM

Crystal light has an overpowering aspertame taste that practically
burns my throat. I always have to water it down but if it's strong in
water I can't even imagine how awful it could be.

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by Jeffrey Posted Mon January 22, 2007 @ 10:42 AM

It's not water. It's a "drink" just like Kool Aid or Crystal Light.

Squeeze a small amount of OJ or lemon into water. Notice how it's not
the same.

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Re: Why add aspartame to water? by Courtney C Mon January 22, 2007 @ 3:05 AM
by Suiren Posted Mon January 22, 2007 @ 9:00 AM

How can their concept be 0 calories, 0 carbs, 0 sugar, if one serving
of Alive contains 10 calories and 2 grams of sugar? The entire bottle
contains 25 calories and 5 grams of sugar, not a lot, I know, but it's
not zero.

I also hate Splenda. Any of the artificial sugars taste horrible to
me, which is why I avoid diet soda at all costs. I can understand why
companies would want to add artificial sweetener to such drinks, as it
lowers the calories and sugar from the regular versions, but water is
absent of those, so in essence they are making it worse than it
started out. That's what confuses me.

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