Daily Archives: August 18, 2008

It’s not the taste

Coke, Pepsi cultivate new, natural sweeteners | ajc.com

Look, aspertame wasn’t bad, and Splenda is actually very good — it does taste like sugar. The problem isn’t the taste, it’s the texture and volume. Sugar replacements are much sweeter than sugar, and so take up less volume (the rest is filler) and don’t have sugar’s grainy texture. I’ve baked a good bit with Splenda, and it’s just not very good for a lot of things, especially things that have a lot of sugar. Coke Zero really tastes like Coke, but it doesn’t feel like Coke in the mouth, which is just as important. So if your new “natural” sweetener is good, it still has to pass the mouth feel test.

Good

The Associated Press: Many think God’s intervention can revive the dying

When it comes to saving lives, God trumps doctors for many Americans

Works for me. Through natural selection (which these people don’t believe in either) the moron genes will die off.

It tried to suckle

Lost baby whale thinks yacht is mom – CNN.com

Oh, dear. This can’t end well.