Sugar free options
Are there any other people out there that wish places such as theaters, restaurants etc would offer more selections for people with sugar restrictions in their diets? I do not care especially for diet coke or diet pepsi and sometimes need to avoid the caffeine altogerther but don't have that option. I sent an e-mail to one of our local movie theaters and suggested that they might want to offer a little more sugar free options then I wouldn't have to "sneak" in my own drink. The next time we went to see a movie they had added diet Dr. Pepper. It was a start but in this day of so many people being unfortunate enough to have diabetes, you would think that people that offer food and drink selections would be a little more up on these needs. I am not necessarily a soft drink or a candy addict but do like this little indulgence now and then when we do go out.
While not diabetic, I avoid sugar as well and recently emailed Macaroni Grill (I know, I know) about possibly making their panna cotta a sugar free dessert. I love that the sno-cone stand near my house has at least 10 sugar-free flavors so I'm not limited to one or two flavors.
I'd love a sugar free chai latte!
I am completely in agreement on the sugar free chai latte!!! I can't have sugar and I used to LOVE getting a chai latte (or in the summer, an iced chai latte.) Coffee isn't a huge problem as most coffee places have sf options even for fancier drinks but I miss my chai! Sometimes, I'd love to be able to get something at a public place that isn't carbonated and isn't coffee. I drink plenty of water but sometimes, I want something flavored and delicious but not full of sugar. It seems like more and more you can't even get tea that isn't sweetened.
Ah well, I just keep telling myself it forces me to save my money instead of spending it on fancy drinks.
Personally, I'd love better non sugary/non diet drink options at restaurants in general, and I don't have any particular restrictions. I try to avoid too much unnecessary sugar in beverages, particularly as I live in a hot climate, but I think diet pop tastes gross.
Flavoured soda waters, the kind that aren't sweetened or artifically sweetened, are really good, but hard to find. I was once able to get a grocery store brand black cherry flavour that was practically like desert. Unsweetend iced tea is also good, particularly jasmine. Barley tea is a great low cal option, but I haven't seen that outside of Asia.