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Apr 19, 2011 11:24 PM

Any sugar-free/fat-free taste as good as the real thing?

I've never tasted anything that was sugar-free or fat-free that tasted as good as the real thing so I'm curious if there's any type of food or drink that can taste, even on the hypothetical level, as good as the real thing?

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  1. I think Vegenaise tastes as good or better than Hellman's.

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    1. re: ninrn

      Can't comment on a brand, but I have to agree - I've had a vegan 'mayonaise' that could have been made from the whipped tears of angels.

      To the OP - when you say 'as good as the real thing', do you mean that it tastes the same, or that you like the taste equally? Because I like diet red bull better than normal, but I don't think they're the same.

      1. re: ninrn

        Agreed, even though they don't quite taste the same. As a kid I hated mayo (possibly due to having my head coated with it once) but I visited Moby's restaurant in NYC and had a "blt" that was slathered in Vegenaise and it was the best thing ever. Now I can enjoy mayo again.

      2. 0% Fage is just as good as the original.

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        1. re: IndyGirl

          Second this. I actually think it tastes better, but I realize this isn't true for everyone.

          1. re: IndyGirl

            i agree! and not just with fage, with chobani too. i also prefer the flavor of fat-free yogurts and skim milk... i must not be much of a cream person.

          2. Since you mentioned drink, Coke Zero is pretty effing good.

            1. Cottage cheese-I can't taste the difference between the low-fat/fat-free versions.

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              1. re: SOBoston

                Agreed. Aside from straight cheese, which needs a certain amount of fat to taste good, I feel like dairy generally does well as a low-fat product (though not always as a fat-free product).

              2. to me the obvious is Dr Pepper.
                the diet chocolate cherry is great.

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                1. re: iL Divo

                  Diet Rite cola and cherry cola, Barq's diet root beer, Dove and Hersey's sugar free candy, York peppermint patties, sugar free.