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Pepsi seeks lead in the cola wars with new ‘fat-blocking’ soda (Moochelle approved?)
Examiner ^ | 11/12/12 | Danielle Tworek

Posted on 11/13/2012 7:00:23 PM PST by Libloather

Pepsi seeks lead in the cola wars with new ‘fat-blocking’ soda
By: Danielle Tworek
November 12, 2012

In the endless battle to shake their growing reputation as a key trigger point in America’s obesity epidemic, the major soda manufacturer, Pepsi, has a new invention for the soda market: Pepsi Special, the “fat-blocking” cola.

On November 13, consumers in Japan will believe they can say yes to the fries and even add a little bacon on that burger as they head through the drive-thru, as long as they include a large Pepsi Special with their meal deal. At least that’s the concept portrayed in the commercial, as Pepsi’s new soda promises to reduce the absorption of fat from food intake, thanks to a special ingredient known as dextrin. Dextrin is a fiber-rich starch commonly used in the food industry as a thickening agent, but sold as a fiber supplement on super-market shelves in the U.S. under the brand name, Benefiber.

(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cola; fiber; pepsi; soda
Put it in all the schools.
1 posted on 11/13/2012 7:00:29 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Maybe they can Olestra like they tried in potato chips until people had unintended gastric explosions from it. LOL.


2 posted on 11/13/2012 7:03:45 PM PST by 3Fingas
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To: Libloather

Does that include the cells of aborted fetuses? I thought they were in ALL Pepsi products.


3 posted on 11/13/2012 7:04:41 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Libloather
Dextrin Top Concerns

Based on 1,560 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs

Bloating
Dehydrated
Hypoglycemia
Ketosis
Weight Gain
Addiction
Burning
Stomach Problems
Stomach Pain
Rash

http://treato.com/Dextrin/?a=s

4 posted on 11/13/2012 7:08:54 PM PST by PapaNew
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To: Libloather

“Yellow dextrins are used as water-soluble glues in remoistable envelope adhesives and paper tubes... Wikipedia.

I’m glued to Pepsi and my Pepsi’s glued to me.


5 posted on 11/13/2012 7:12:50 PM PST by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: 3Fingas

>Maybe they can Olestra like they tried in potato chips until people had unintended gastric explosions from it. LOL.

I can vouch for that...lol


6 posted on 11/13/2012 7:13:41 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Libloather

Pepsi has long been the left-wing Cola Company. I’ll bet the politicians will jump on this one. And the Head Baby Killer at the Department of Health will love it, too, I imagine.

Then, twenty years later, they’ll suddenly discover, oops, this wasn’t such a good idea after all.

Everyone knows that high fructose corn syrup is bad for you, but nothing will be done about it as long as it brings in the money and the votes.


7 posted on 11/13/2012 7:15:27 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Libloather
"as long as they include a large Pepsi "

Bloomnuts won't allow that in New Yawk!

8 posted on 11/13/2012 7:22:36 PM PST by Mark (For the first time in my life, I'm no longer proud of my country.)
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To: PapaNew
Based on 1,560 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs

Bloating
Dehydrated
Hypoglycemia
Ketosis
Weight Gain
Addiction
Burning
Stomach Problems
Stomach Pain
Rash

Don't forget Mooch Rear:


9 posted on 11/13/2012 7:24:32 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Here comes bama claus here comes bama claus left down bama claus lane!)
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To: jsanders2001
...unintended gastric explosions...

You say that like it's a bad thing.

10 posted on 11/13/2012 7:25:30 PM PST by Yardstick
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To: Yardstick
IIRC, Olestra's notorious calling card wasn't so much the gastric distress as it was the *anal leakage*.

No way for the Madison Avenue ad boys to spin that one into a positive attribute.

11 posted on 11/13/2012 7:33:43 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Charles Martel
Imagine the party tricks. Fat-blocking Pepsi and bowls of Wow chips at a gathering.

Sit back and enjoy the oily orange anal leakage.

12 posted on 11/13/2012 7:37:39 PM PST by boop ("I need another Cutty Sark"-LBJ)
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To: Libloather

What they need is a carb-blocking soda....a fat-blocking soda will do diddley squat.


13 posted on 11/13/2012 7:44:38 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Libloather

Not so long ago Pepsi was using aborted fetuses to produce novel taste experiences. Pepsi RAW was one of the products, I think.


14 posted on 11/13/2012 8:06:14 PM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: Libloather

What if the fat in fast food isn’t the problem? What if Pepsi is the problem?


15 posted on 11/13/2012 8:10:08 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpAOwJvTOio)
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To: dfwgator
in the early 80's there were starch blockers that truly worked... don't remember why they took them off the market
16 posted on 11/13/2012 8:18:42 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Jeff Chandler
What if the fat in fast food isn’t the problem?

What if the french fries is the problem?

What if the breading is the problem?

What if the chocolate shake is the problem?

What if the "buns" is the problem?

What if the Pepsi (and its eight tablespoons of sugar) is the problem?

17 posted on 11/13/2012 8:19:29 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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To: 3Fingas

’ Olestra’ SCHMOESTRA....This is more important....recently Viagra makers sought Pepsico’s help in developing a better delivery system for it’s pill. Pepsi mixed it with a new liquid....any one of you FEEPERS care to tell us the name of the new concoction....first one to get it right gets a Chicken Dinner first prize...GO...


18 posted on 11/13/2012 8:20:43 PM PST by jimsin (w)
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To: 3Fingas
Maybe they can Olestra like they tried in potato chips until people had unintended gastric explosions from it. LOL.

I believe the warning labels referred to "anal leakage."

I did some network work for a competitor in the snack food industry, when the news "leaked out," this competitor put on their packaging "Contains NO Olestra," where to 'O' in "Olestra" was made to look like a toilet seat, and the 'o' in "No," was made to look like a roll of toilet paper!

Mark

19 posted on 11/13/2012 8:21:28 PM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: 3Fingas

I stole the following from a movie-

What kind of marketing braniac puts anal leakage on their product?! How can they even sell that crap?

Anyways, I can’t believe they are testing this in Japan, they are pretty little over there, I didn’t think obesity was a problem there.


20 posted on 11/13/2012 8:25:31 PM PST by jodster36
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To: Libloather

The taste of Pepsi sucks. Just sayin’.


21 posted on 11/13/2012 8:28:25 PM PST by prairiebreeze (Don't be afraid to see what you see. -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Libloather

This sounds weird.

Why not mix Coke with Metamucil. Same idea?


22 posted on 11/13/2012 8:30:21 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: Libloather

Fabulous. Another new way to be poisoned. Don’t you just love it when our food and drink is loaded up with chemicals and untried “natural” substances?


23 posted on 11/13/2012 8:33:14 PM PST by MWestMom ("And those that cried appease, appease were hung by those they tried to please" - Horace Mann)
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To: Libloather
Moochelle approved, but apparently not widely (har!) used...

Cheers!

24 posted on 11/13/2012 8:50:27 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: jodster36

Japanese women are very concerned about not gaining weight. I have hosted a number of Japanese college students in our home in the past 8 years, and it is common for them to restrict their food intake and put off eating. I only had one who liked to exercise a lot to keep within weight. The others just preferred to eat very little. I only had one who was overweight, and one who knew she would gain weight here, but didn’t care because she really liked American food and figured she would lose it when she went home.

Japanese women may be petite, but it’s as much training as nature, as far as I can tell. Also, I have read that they are selling bra sizes over there that they have never had to carry before because they are starting to eat more and gain weight.

In short, they’d love a way to keep their weight down without having to eat less and exercise more.


25 posted on 11/13/2012 9:04:12 PM PST by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

The best tasting sodas still use actual real sugar - like they all used to - instead of high fructose corn syrup. I still get coke with sugar around hannukah, when they produce special batches. Pepsi now also as a version of regular soda with real sugar too.


26 posted on 11/13/2012 10:23:47 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: married21

Suprised konjac isn’t helping keep their weight down.


27 posted on 11/13/2012 10:25:09 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

There are those who get systemic symptoms traceable to the ingestion of high fructose corn syrup.


28 posted on 11/14/2012 3:02:24 AM PST by conservatism_IS_compassion (The idea around which “liberalism" coheres is that NOTHING actually matters except PR.)
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To: jimsin

Pok’er Cola?


29 posted on 11/14/2012 7:10:05 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: Secret Agent Man

Maybe they do it at home, but nobody seems to have brought dietary supplements to my house, that I know of.


30 posted on 11/14/2012 7:11:03 AM PST by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: jodster36
What kind of marketing braniac puts anal leakage on their product?!


31 posted on 11/14/2012 7:20:15 AM PST by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: SoothingDave

Pok’er Cola?

no, sorry...


32 posted on 11/14/2012 12:16:39 PM PST by jimsin (w)
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To: SoothingDave

Pok’er Cola?

no, sorry...


33 posted on 11/14/2012 12:16:39 PM PST by jimsin (w)
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