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I got a value meal with pop

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

We went to Burger King yesterday and I got a value meal. Generally it's a bad thing, with the amount of calories and salt in a meal, but I figure one day won't bother my diet.

It wasn't he Whopper Jr. that bothered me, nor the onion rings, the two things together probably put my calories over or one meal, and possibly the day, but if it's only one meal in a week, it will be fine if I manage the rest of my meals for the week as good.

The thing that bothered me yesterday was the pop I attempted to drink. I used to get pop with all my eat out meal. It would be the only time I'd have any pop, I have been in the habit of not having sugary drinks in my home for years, it's a luxury. For some reason pop that contains corn syrup tastes bitter to me. It's not sweet, it's salty and tart. I had the orange pop that I used to think was the best orange flavored pop at BK, but it just wasn't. I could not get past the awful taste. All I could taste were the chemicals in there. The red dye was horrendous, the corn syrup was awful and it was really salty.

I'm not sure if it is just the corn syrup kinds, because I still love me some Jones green apple with cane sugar, so perhaps having so few good choices in flavored fizzy drinks is a good thing for me.

Yesterday's pop I just couldn't get past. After 2 sips, I poured it out and got water instead. I guess the food industry just doesn't have it right, promoting these food-like substances. I never was one to have pop frequently, but it just got worse tasting every time I drank one and now I know I can never have any corn syrup flavored drinks because I'll gag on it. I'm glad my body is working like nature intended when I can't possibly drink something filled with chemicals and processed flavors.

Today's Holidays: World Sickle Cell Day, National Baseball Day (Go Twins!), World Sauntering Day, Juneteenth (this day celebrates the end of slavery in America because of Lincoln), and National Dry Martini Day.
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  • KAREN608
    I haven't had that happen when I have pop at my girlfriend's apartment, but many diet bev. at fast food are just awful with chemical taste. I don't eat out much but I get water as it is still free. Or hot tea in the winter. We don't need more chemicals in our body.
    1705 days ago
    That's great. I only have pop when I go out to eat and anymore 1/3 times I can even handle it. It's just too much for me. Guess these means that healthy eating habits are paying off. Way to go for you. Good for you to go straight to water instead of switching for another pop like drink.
    1707 days ago
    The way foods tastes to me has DEFINITELY changed over the last few years. Good for you in getting rid of it!
    1708 days ago
  • FRAN0426
    I so agree a treat meal that we normally stat away from will not do a lot of harm once in awhile. In facr I think the treat helps keep us on track, since we aren't denying our self totally. I also understand the taste buds turning off to the sugary pops.
    1708 days ago
  • MISSG180
    It's amazing how our tastebuds change.
    1708 days ago

    I know about this work has a celebration every year at Juneteenth...the cafeteria has a special menu and a guest speaker and sometimes a jazz band are invited...It really is quite a fun celebration. I wanted to share because I don't think many companies do this....

    I myself went to carls jr for lunch a big burger minus the mayo and bun and a large diet coke (easy ice)...well I drove off took one sip of the Coke and was really upset it was not diet!!!...It tasted so terrible I too threw it away....YUCK!!!!

    1708 days ago
  • AEROGIRL1594
    I understand, I stopped drinking soda for a while and the first time I picked it back up it made me feel sick and bloated and I didn't like the taste of it. I need to get back off of it again! I hope everything is going well!
    1708 days ago
    wow, what an eye opener, eh?
    1708 days ago
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