Here's a bit of advice: Please do not drink any
soda that contains high fructose corn syrup. Actually, a lot
of mixed juice drinks, also contain that poison. I do not
really care what the FDA says about it. As far as I can
tell, the FDA is just playing politics. If you like soda,
get a Sodastream, make your own at home and flavor it with
syrup of your choice.
Next, let me tell you about alcoholic beverages.
Starting with beer. A lot of brewers have cleaned up their
act, but some of them have not heard the latest complaints.
Like Corona for example. It still contains propylene glycol
which is also used in your antifreeze.
I love cognac. It was difficult for me to stop
drinking it when I found out that the French government
allows cognac producers to add up to 2.5% caramel color to
their mix as well as some amount of an additive named boise.
The powers that be say that it does not affect the taste. It
does affect my pocket (read
about that here). I was thinking, what the heck, I do love
single malt scotch. Guess what, the U.K. allows caramel
color in their whisky as well. I just re-read my blog post
and it doesn't do the math, so here it is. Buy a 750 ml
bottle of Louis XIII cognac for $3,000. 2.5% could be
caramel color which would cost $4.69 for a 32 oz bottle
online. Yet you have just paid $74 for it - ???? What the
heck, we'll just throw that boise in for free.
In addition to the beverages that I have
mentioned in my blog, I have recently found an amazing
distillery named Copper & Kings. They make an American Craft
Brandy that specifies on the bottle that they DO NOT add
caramel coloring, sugar or any other additives. Their apple
brandy is also amazing! Later for Calvados. I'd say the
French need to wake up, or die.
Bottom line: do some research! Things that you
put in your body will eventually make a difference in your
health status. Paying a little bit of attention today, can
make a huge difference in 50 years. E.G.: buy a Coca
Cola or Pepsi that uses sugar instead of high fructose corn