Tuesday, June 2, 2009


Diet Dr. Pepper is the nectar of the gods. It's true that Diet Dr. Pepper tastes more like real Dr. Pepper. And what difference exists elevates the flavor of Diet Dr. Pepper above its diabetes-inducing brother. It's the finest non-alcoholic carbonated beverage sentient life has managed to drum up anywhere this side of the Milky Way.

I don't need to comment on that any further. Dr. Pepper's dominance over every known bubbly flavor is self-evident. So of course you'll drink it. Constantly. The real question is, should you drink normal or Diet? Discounting Diet's edge on flavor, normal Pepper's sugar content, delivered by High Fructose Corn Syrup, the worst offender of a bad crew of food additives, should be enough reason to never drink it. It's well known that embibing large amounts of HFCS can lead to diabetes, loss of limbs and worse. Could the aspartame in Diet be causing any ill effects? Sure it could. But those effects aren't known. Which means either we haven't found them yet, or there aren't any. It only makes sense to choose the possibility of no ill effects over well-known and serious potential problems.

Fact is, once you drink of the Pepper, you must submit to it completely. Choose wisely.

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