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Tesla    8,188

Thread for people who aren't retarded, and therefore enjoy artificial sweetener wizardry (because why the fuck would you consume 60g of sugar in a can of soft drink unless you're retarded).

Please share any new sugar free beverages or other products you encounter, as due to the general public being retarded and not buying enough artificially sweetened shit, there isn't much selection (though the market seems to be growing at a quick rate).

This is the GOAT sugarfree drink in regard to taste, tastes like nothing else, dem acai berries:

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Tesla    8,188

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Pretty sure I keep my local 7/11 in business with the amount of these I buy.

I thought my Sugarfree energy drink addiction was costly but at least you can usually get good specials on energy drinks, don't think I've ever seen anything better than 3 for 7$ for these.

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Tesla    8,188

its all poison, kill it with fire

Nope.

wasn't expecting much love given thread title

Most the common artificial sweetener have been conclusively proven to be safe in humans in any sort of realistic dose (eg,m you're not drinking 100 cans of artificially sweetened beverages a day). The other common ones that haven't been conclusively proven, still have very strong evidence to say they are safe, probably more so than a lot of other shit we consume, so I'm not stressing.

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mus-28    2,454

Where does one purchase 28Black? Have not seen it anywhere......looks very similar to something United servo's used to sell a few years back.

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Tesla    8,188

Where does one purchase 28Black? Have not seen it anywhere......looks very similar to something United servo's used to sell a few years back.

Woolworths. Was on special a couple of weeks ago ($2 instead of $3) which is why I tried it, hoping it's a reoccurring special like most seem to be from my experience (eg, 4x250ml mother sugarfree seems to be half price every second or third week at Coles).

Also seen it at servos before.

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HeartFc    2,858

I drank energy drinks like it was water a few years back and it slowly started to fuck me up. Im convinced its the main reason my blood pressure sits on 150 these days.

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Tesla    8,188

this thread is spot on.

sugar free mothers do the trick.. will give 28 black a crack tomorrow.

Don't expect that same level of 'energy', no other energy drink even comes close to Mother as a stimulant. But 28 Black sugarfree tastes great, I'm not sure it's for everyone as it's a bit weird, but I like it.

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perthheart    686

Used to drink at least a pint a day of diet coke when working at the pub in Perth. Was directly responsible for stomach problems I've had since. According to the doctors the artificial sweetener causes relaxation of the stomach muscles. Has improved since I stopped drinking it a year ago. Not saying they give you cancer and shit I have no idea as I can't be fucked reading medical journals but definitely been told by seperate doctors that the artificial sweeteners were responsible.

Now I'm way healthier and resort to countless cups of coffee a day to be able to function. ahem. I miss diet coke :(.

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schrecky    189

Used to drink at least a pint a day of diet coke when working at the pub in Perth. Was directly responsible for stomach problems I've had since. According to the doctors the artificial sweetener causes relaxation of the stomach muscles. Has improved since I stopped drinking it a year ago. Not saying they give you cancer and shit I have no idea as I can't be fucked reading medical journals but definitely been told by seperate doctors that the artificial sweeteners were responsible.

Now I'm way healthier and resort to countless cups of coffee a day to be able to function. ahem. I miss diet coke :(.

My guts are knackered also from my coke zero/pepsi max addiction. 

My specialist(s) said it was the acid/caffeine and not the sweetner that was the issue.

I also improved when i stopped, but like all junkies i'm back till the pain starts again. 

I drink a lot of sugerfree cordial as substitute now. 

 

I blame my work - they have supplied me with unlimited coke (and beer/wine on fridays) for the last 16 years. 

 

Does that 28 black have taurine flavour ...  i could get addicted to that next

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Tesla    8,188

Used to drink at least a pint a day of diet coke when working at the pub in Perth. Was directly responsible for stomach problems I've had since. According to the doctors the artificial sweetener causes relaxation of the stomach muscles. Has improved since I stopped drinking it a year ago. Not saying they give you cancer and shit I have no idea as I can't be fucked reading medical journals but definitely been told by seperate doctors that the artificial sweeteners were responsible.

Now I'm way healthier and resort to countless cups of coffee a day to be able to function. ahem. I miss diet coke :(.

Could be TBH, I wouldn't rule it out as it does make some sense based on what I know about artificial sweeteners, but I've never heard that before.

My specialist(s) said it was the acid/caffeine and not the sweetner that was the issue.

Sounds more likely TBH, and I wouldn't argue with a specialist (though I sometimes will with a GP, as most of them have very basic knowledge in any given field, as that's their job - to know just enough to (attempt to) treat anything minor and send you to an expert (specialist) when it's not minor or they realise they don't know wtf they're doing), but I wouldn't rule out the possibility that for some people artificial sweetener could cause some stomach problems (just like anything we eat/drink could have different effects on different people).

Does that 28 black have taurine flavour ...  i could get addicted to that next

Nah it's Acai Berry flavour. Like I said, it's a strange taste, which I wasn't sure if I liked at first, but by the end of the first can I was hooked.

just feels like a rip off, bought a 250ml can for $3 from woolies last night, while I also went and bought a few 4x250ml packs of mother sugarfree for $4 a pack from coles (on special). So basically it costs triple the price of mother, and certainly can't match mother as a stimulant, just like every other energy drink can't match mother in that department. But I'm hooked on that weird Acai Berry taste.

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Pretty sure I keep my local 7/11 in business with the amount of these I buy.

I thought my Sugarfree energy drink addiction was costly but at least you can usually get good specials on energy drinks, don't think I've ever seen anything better than 3 for 7$ for these.

 

Found them for $1 each at South Melbourne market on Saturday morning :up:

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Tesla    8,188

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Pretty sure I keep my local 7/11 in business with the amount of these I buy.

I thought my Sugarfree energy drink addiction was costly but at least you can usually get good specials on energy drinks, don't think I've ever seen anything better than 3 for 7$ for these.

Found them for $1 each at South Melbourne market on Saturday morning :up:

Past (or close to) best before date?

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Pretty sure I keep my local 7/11 in business with the amount of these I buy.

 

I thought my Sugarfree energy drink addiction was costly but at least you can usually get good specials on energy drinks, don't think I've ever seen anything better than 3 for 7$ for these.

 

Found them for $1 each at South Melbourne market on Saturday morning :up:

 

Past (or close to) best before date?

 

Give or take about a month I was sceptical at first too. Doesn't give you long to drink them but they don't last long at mine anyway.

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Tesla    8,188

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Pretty sure I keep my local 7/11 in business with the amount of these I buy.

I thought my Sugarfree energy drink addiction was costly but at least you can usually get good specials on energy drinks, don't think I've ever seen anything better than 3 for 7$ for these.

Found them for $1 each at South Melbourne market on Saturday morning :up:

Past (or close to) best before date?

Give or take about a month I was sceptical at first too. Doesn't give you long to drink them but they don't last long at mine anyway.

if it's a 'best before' date, as opposed to an 'expiry date', it doesn't matter any way (it's safe to drink), but for certain drinks I find the taste is different if it's getting near the best before date (hence the term 'best before')

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Tesla    8,188

FYI for all those asking where to buy 28 black, it's on special at woolies at the moment $2 each.

Also Mother sugarfree 4x500ml is like $5.60 as well currently, cheapest I've ever seen it in years, probably gonna pick up like 200 cans (srs).

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tomby    799

Fruit Salad Zilched Slurpee. 10/10.

We'll get like 10 cups each on Saturday whilst drinking them at Nandos.

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Tesla    8,188

28 Black on sale at Coles this week $1.50. Go to my local, still don't stock it. Regional world problems

That special ended yesterday mate.

Can confirm I loaded up.

Can confirm i've been drinking multiple a day, ffs dat smell from the empty cans on my desk makes me want to go grab another from the fridge. GOAT.

Can also confirm it's stocked in the Heath Food aisle in Coles instead of the Energy Drink aisle. I believe this is because it's acai berry drink, and there is that whole acai berry hype/scam going on at the moment.

Some fairly small Coles stores seem to stock it so I'd say most do, it's just hard to find as it's in a random place (was like bottom row of health food aisle in a very small spot at one of my local Coles)

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Haven't tried 28 black but sugar free mother>all other carbonated drinks

 

Are you for real?! Sugar free mother is poison. I love me some sugar free V and a girl I used to work with was a promo girl for 28 black so I've drunk my wieight in that. But mother, that shits fucked.

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Jimmy    3,182

Coca Cola does the best everything. It's just undeniable fact. Coke is the best cola, fanta is the best orange soda, barista bros. is the best iced coffee. It's just how it is. Sugar Free Mother actually tastes better than the full strength counterpart and as tesla has mentioned, is the best in terms of a stimulate, which wins it big points.

Only thing that rivals it that I've had is normal red bull.

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Coca Cola does the best everything. It's just undeniable fact. Coke is the best cola, fanta is the best orange soda, barista bros. is the best iced coffee. It's just how it is. Sugar Free Mother actually tastes better than the full strength counterpart and as tesla has mentioned, is the best in terms of a stimulate, which wins it big points.

Only thing that rivals it that I've had is normal red bull.

 

Yes the coca-cola brands reputation precedes it and mother gives you a good buzz. This doesn't mean that it doesn't taste atrocious.

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bt50    4,341

Coca Cola does the best everything. It's just undeniable fact. Coke is the best cola, fanta is the best orange soda, barista bros. is the best iced coffee. It's just how it is. Sugar Free Mother actually tastes better than the full strength counterpart and as tesla has mentioned, is the best in terms of a stimulate, which wins it big points.

Only thing that rivals it that I've had is normal red bull.

Generally agree, but Sunkist eclipses Fanta by a loooooong way

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Hackett    672

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Not sugar free, but highly recommended if you're after something to wash down the Khlav Kalash. 

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Tesla    8,188

Haven't tried 28 black but sugar free mother>all other carbonated drinks

1L a day of Mother sugarfree crew checking in.

Haven't tried 28 black but sugar free mother>all other carbonated drinks

 

Are you for real?! Sugar free mother is poison. I love me some sugar free V and a girl I used to work with was a promo girl for 28 black so I've drunk my wieight in that. But mother, that shits fucked.

Honestly Mother is the only real energy drink if you ask me. only one that actually does anything, though my immunity to it is pretty strong these days so it doesn't really do shit anymore either. The taste is quite good TBH, I always thought V sugarfree was the best tasting, but I honestly prefer the taste of Mother sugarfree now.

In terms of energy of sugarfree drinks:

Mother

Red Bull

V

28 Black

In terms of taste:

28 Black

V (0% orange/yellow/purple flavours)

Mother

V

Red Bull (Zero > Sugarfree)

There are a few others but haven't drunk enough of them to make an assessment, like that Rockstar sugarfree, don't remember how energising that is. Taste isn't great though, too sweet.

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Tesla    8,188

Sugarless Fruit Chews u can get from Chemist Warehouse are pretty good.

Discovered that Chemist Warehouse have some good shit the other week. They also have big packs of sugarfree jelly lollies (or w/e they're called) that are pretty good. Better than Jols which come in too small a packet, and the're a bit too hard/chewy for my liking

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cadete    6,161

So you're telling me that if i wanted an energy drink without sugar... Mother is the way to go?  

Mother Sugar Free - And make sure u give the can a good look over cos they look very similar to Mother Revive.

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