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I like an occasional Diet Dr. Pepper, or diet rootbeer. However, I try to avoid aspartame. (I think all the other diet sodas taste nasty <_< ) I'm looking for a Dr. Pepper, or rootbeer diet drink sweetened with Splenda that is gluten free. Any one know of some brands ?? Thanks !

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Why not make your own? Sparkling water and juice. :) (Not calorie free, but lower than a regular soda, and has some vitamins.)

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If you are avoiding Aspartame for health reasons, you may want to do the same for Splenda, as it is no healthier than Aspartame.

Tiffany's idea is best, and you know what is in it.

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Boylan's diet soda's use splenda and I'm pretty sure they have diet root beer. It's one of the sodas that comes in the glass bottles. My regular grocery store carries but you can probably also find it at whole foods.

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I love sparkling water with some fruit slices in it....refreshing and sweet enough too!

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Hansens makes a diet root beer that is sweetened with Splenda.

Hope this helps.

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From reading the post....I assume celiacs can have diet soda.My GI printed out info from his office with the food groups that were good and bad.We've all seen these.In the allowed foods...I saw Coke

.Last week, when I met with the clinic's Dietican,she said no Coke products because they can blunt or flatten villi.I have given up most of my fav food and eat only what is allowed.I am really eating only what is on the gluten-free diet.I will have a hard time with the diet coke as it is my "wake up call".I don't do coffee and I get tremendous headaches when omitting the coke.

I know I can get past the habit,just as I did pasta,pizza,cookies etc.....but I still question Coke or no Coke??

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There is a new one out made with Stevia if you are into that. It's called "Zevia".

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There is a new one out made with Stevia if you are into that. It's called "Zevia".

Stevia is what I always recommend as a sweetener. I'm surprised that there would be a soda sweetened with Stevia, as the powers that be seem to want everyone in the US to ruin their health with artificial garbage, including sweeteners, and have thus far not allowed products with Stevia, except for nutritional supplements. But looking on the Zevia website, I see they are calling the product a Stevia supplement, which explains how they are able to do it without the gov. stopping them. Unfortunately, they do add caffeine and other things (to some varieties) which aren't particularly healthy, though it's still obviously better than the typical soda on the market.

Anyway, you can add Stevia to homemade soda, which is what I'd do if I wanted any. I like the pure powder, with no fillers or anything. It's the only sweetener I use.

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According to my GI and various other doctors, if you have GI problems, use of Splenda is not recommended, as it can cause stomach pain and other issues. I know that Splenda gives me terrible stomach cramps myself, and one of the first things he told me before I even got diagnosed with Celiac was "No Splenda!". I can't handle aspartame cause it tastes disgusting. I had to give up soda cause its delicious but bad for you and switched to unsweetened fruit teas, non-caffienated. I make jugs of iced tea at home and carry it around in a cold metal thermos. Its delicious, no calories and no extra sweeteners. Just a thought.

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From reading the post....I assume celiacs can have diet soda.My GI printed out info from his office with the food groups that were good and bad.We've all seen these.In the allowed foods...I saw Coke

.Last week, when I met with the clinic's Dietican,she said no Coke products because they can blunt or flatten villi.I have given up most of my fav food and eat only what is allowed.I am really eating only what is on the gluten-free diet.I will have a hard time with the diet coke as it is my "wake up call".I don't do coffee and I get tremendous headaches when omitting the coke.

I know I can get past the habit,just as I did pasta,pizza,cookies etc.....but I still question Coke or no Coke??

I think that Coke should be out of the question for a number of reasons, but mostly because of the Carmel Coloring, as far as I know it still contains gluten. If you absolutely have to have soda switch to a natural brand with real sugar and no coloring.

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I think that Coke should be out of the question for a number of reasons, but mostly because of the Carmel Coloring, as far as I know it still contains gluten. If you absolutely have to have soda switch to a natural brand with real sugar and no coloring.

Coke and Pepsi products do not contain gluten, so they're safe from that standpoint.

Most sodas are gluten-free, but of course always check to make sure.

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I like an occasional Diet Dr. Pepper, or diet rootbeer. However, I try to avoid aspartame. (I think all the other diet sodas taste nasty <_< ) I'm looking for a Dr. Pepper, or rootbeer diet drink sweetened with Splenda that is gluten free. Any one know of some brands ?? Thanks !

If you know the dangers of Aspartame, I implore you to look into the similar dangers of Splenda. It is indeed no healthier for you. If it is only occasional, why not drink regular soda? Those calories once and a while are not going to hurt you and you will be much better off with real sugar than the neurotoxins in the fake stuff. Of course preferably not a soda sweetened with HFCS ;)

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Thanks for all the suggestions on brands. :)

And listen up folks---- You're " preachin' to the choir" about the evils of aspartame, sodas, splenda, etc.------------ I am the choir director. :D

I know ALL artificial sweetners are BAD BAD BAD------- (and I use them RARELY) :)

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Coke and Pepsi products do not contain gluten, so they're safe from that standpoint.

Most sodas are gluten-free, but of course always check to make sure.

I thought all carmel color was derived from barley?

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From reading the post....I assume celiacs can have diet soda.My GI printed out info from his office with the food groups that were good and bad.We've all seen these.In the allowed foods...I saw Coke

.Last week, when I met with the clinic's Dietican,she said no Coke products because they can blunt or flatten villi.I have given up most of my fav food and eat only what is allowed.I am really eating only what is on the gluten-free diet.I will have a hard time with the diet coke as it is my "wake up call".I don't do coffee and I get tremendous headaches when omitting the coke.

I know I can get past the habit,just as I did pasta,pizza,cookies etc.....but I still question Coke or no Coke??

Sans Serif"]

i used to drink diet soda all the time. i had not been diagnosed with celiac disease then. i was bloated and had diarrhea all the time. my cousin said...it's the aspartame in the drinks. i quit drinking it and no more bloating or diarrhea for a few weeks. then it all came back, so i started drinking coke and dr. pepper, not diet. again same symptoms. then i was diagnosed, went on the celiac diet and saw where i could have my coke. so i started drinking it again after a few days. the last 2 days i have been overly careful and today i drank a dr. pepper. i am so bloated and have such stomach pains now i can hardly breath. don't know what it in them that does this to me, but...i must drop the soft drinks as of now. i feel the same, i have stopped everything and feel much better, except when i drink the pop.

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I thought all carmel color was derived from barley?

No. In fact, it is almost invariably made from corn in North America.

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If you know the dangers of Aspartame, I implore you to look into the similar dangers of Splenda. It is indeed no healthier for you. If it is only occasional, why not drink regular soda? Those calories once and a while are not going to hurt you and you will be much better off with real sugar than the neurotoxins in the fake stuff. Of course preferably not a soda sweetened with HFCS ;)

Can you please substantiate your assertion that the small amount of Splenda in a can of soda is "dangerous"?

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This thread is 2 years old....

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Hansens makes a diet root beer that is sweetened with Splenda.

Hope this helps.

Try Diet Coke with Splenda (box has yellow slash on it)

also Diet R/C cola and

Diet Rite Cola.

All are at Walmart.

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I have been drinking Zevia and Blue Sky soda for years...and blue sky just came out with a Blue Sky Free soda that is made out of Purevia(Stevia product)....and Blue Sky isn't as expensive as Zevia.

Both are great if you are like me and like to enjoy a soda every now and again. They both have mostly non-caffeinated sodas but make one flavor that has natural caffeine added.

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I have been drinking Zevia and Blue Sky soda for years...and blue sky just came out with a Blue Sky Free soda that is made out of Purevia(Stevia product)....and Blue Sky isn't as expensive as Zevia.

Both are great if you are like me and like to enjoy a soda every now and again. They both have mostly non-caffeinated sodas but make one flavor that has natural caffeine added.

This is turning out to be a very useful old thread! I didn't know Blue Sky had a stevia soda. I'll have to look for it.

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I'm not quite sure, but I think that when added to blood, Splenda turns into a fermaldihide-like chemical... :blink:

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I'm not quite sure, but I think that when added to blood, Splenda turns into a fermaldihide-like chemical... :blink:

A statement like this really should be backed up with links.

I would suggest folks that are concerned do a search with the words 'splenda and adverse reactions' A lot will come up and then people can decide whether they want to use this.

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