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Dec 7, 2011 04:14 PM

Soda's made with sugar vs corn syrup?

There's an old thread discussing this and I'm wondering if there's more options available now. I do notice that Sierra Mist is being made with sugar now. And am aware that Coke is available around Passover with sugar or if imported from Mexico (though check labels to be sure). Other Mexican sodas like Jaritos are usually made with sugar as well. Mt. Dew has throwback which is sugar vs. HFC. The other thread mentioned whole foods sodas, which isn't convenient to where I live.

So far I only really like the Sierra Mist lemon/lime and Jaritos tangerine/orange. I'd really like Dr. Pepper or something similar. Is there anything?

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    1. As an alternative- I don't think Torani syrups use HFCS.....make your own nice Italian soda for your sick little self :(

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      1. re: sedimental

        Thanks, I'll check my grocer, they're supposed to carry them and some are made with sugar, others used artificial sweeteners.

        1. re: enbell

          Thanks, they're rarely available here, though I've enjoyed them when available.

        2. I'm not much of a soda drinker but I've been treating myself to the occasional Jarritos Toronja (grapefruit) recently. Second ingredient is "natural sugar" and it is indeed made in Mexico though distributor is in Texas. You might want to check it out as an alternative to the tangerine for a change. I find it a bit less sweet and not overly carbonated.

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          1. re: grayelf

            Thanks, I do like the crisp fresh taste of grapefruit, used to drink squirt. I'll check that out, don't know Spanish so didn't know what the Toronja flavor was.

            1. re: LaughingGoddess

              If you like tart soda--no HFCS, San Pellegrino orange or lemon will pucker your tastebuds.

              Cheapest way to buy is at Costco; it's about half the price of local stores. The high end markets in my area sell it for about $6/sixpack. Costco is $13 for a case of 24 mixed orange/lemon.

              1. re: coney with everything

                The lemon is a lot more tart than the orange, though.

          2. GUS (grown up soda) and Fizzy Lizzy. Alternatively, add a bit of real fruit juice or fruit puree to seltzer water.