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coca cola - does one can really have 8 teaspoons of sugar?

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Tue. Jan 9, 12:04pm

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one teaspoon of sugar equals roughly 4.2 grams of sugar. so, in a 12 can of coke, with 40 grams of sugar, that comes out to over 9 teaspoons in each can!!! below is the nutritional info from the coke website. i went to an online conversion chart to figure the grams-teaspoon ratio.


Tuesday, January 09, 2007, 12:17 PM

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There's no protein, no fat and no alcohol -- so yes, it's 100% sugar.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007, 12:31 PM

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This is disgusting. I only put 2 teaspoons of sugar in my tea - 7 more scoops? It doesn't even taste sickeningly sweet. How do they disguise all of that sugar?

Tuesday, January 09, 2007, 12:53 PM

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when I was pregnant, I changed to diet soda, which I said I would never do because of the taste. Now, I can't even drink regular soda anymore because of the taste - way too sweet.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007, 3:16 PM

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Coca Cola---Pure Sugar

Thanks for the information, this is what I need to finally give Coke up for good.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007, 3:17 PM

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if that is not enough, coke will clean away (actually, i think it's more like "eat away") at the corrosion sometimes found on car battery cables. and it removes all kinds of calcium build up on sinks, in washing machines, at faucet father uses coke in a squirt bottle to remove corrosion on old cloth-covered wires when he rewires older homes. yuck!

Tuesday, January 09, 2007, 3:42 PM

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My plumber said that next time I my drain is clogged, I should pour a bottle of Coke down it. Apparently it's more effective (but less damaging to pipe joints) than Drain-O.

There's also an experiment you can do with a penny, whereby you put a penny in a cup of Coke. I forget the length of time you leave it for, but it will eventually disintegrate.

Now think about what it does to the enamel on your teeth...

Tuesday, January 09, 2007, 7:05 PM

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Ewww. Ewww. Gross. How am I going to drink coke tomorrow?

Tuesday, January 09, 2007, 9:23 PM

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Actually, if you want to get technical, there isn't a gram of sugar in coke...if there were, it would be less bad for you. Instead, it's the root of all evil-High Fructose Corn Syrup! (HCFS) Fructose doesn't stimulate insulin the way sugar and other carbohydrates do, so your body doesn't register that you are getting full... So, you eat the calories, your body thinks you still need energy, so you crave and eat more and so on and so on... And HCFS is in EVERYTHING!

I've quit drinking soda for this reason, but when I can get my hands on a Dr. Pepper made in Dublin, TX, I grab it b/c it's sooo good (they're the last DP plant in the US, maybe the world that still uses pure cane sugar).

Wednesday, January 10, 2007, 5:04 PM

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It probably does, but you should try diet CLEAR pop instead (if your like me and cannot live without soda of some kind) Dark colored pop deteriorates muscle and non-diet pop will make you gain weight faster than anything I can think of!!

Thursday, January 18, 2007, 11:19 PM

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