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Aspartame - Which Squash and Yoghurts DO NOT contain it?

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RGPargy Fri 12-Sep-08 15:17:35

Does anyone have a list of what food stuffs DONT contain aspartame? I know alot of food does contain it and so in particular i am looking for aspartame-free squash and yogs.


chisigirl Fri 12-Sep-08 16:06:03

Ribena (the normal, not tooth kind stuff)

Petit Filous, I think.


watsthestory Fri 12-Sep-08 16:09:09

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RandomIdiot Fri 12-Sep-08 16:09:24

Depends on brand of high juice though.

I think Tesco's own was free from it but they are gradually replacing teh whole range with "sugar free" varieties whcih are of course loaded with the stuff.

RandomIdiot Fri 12-Sep-08 16:09:51

Should have ended that with a angry

snigger Fri 12-Sep-08 16:12:28

Belvoir cordials (you can get them in Sainbury) have nothing but fruit juice, sugar, and citric acid - but you pay well for the privilege.

Rachie97 Fri 12-Sep-08 16:14:49

I found that normally if the item says no artificial sweetners then thats normally quite safe, best to avoid anything that is diet or low fat if you are not sure as these usually contain sweetners, I worry about sweetners, so i give my daughter muller little stars for yogurts, for myself it is normally the shape range but be carfull as there is one that does have sweetner in I think, squash is more difficult, as its either full of sugar, sweetner or both, Asda also have a "no more nasties" range which are free from artificial sweetners.

palaver Fri 12-Sep-08 16:14:54

organic yoghurts and Rocks organic squash

palaver Fri 12-Sep-08 16:18:40

yeo valley

"they are made with carefully selected organic ingredients... No artificial additives, colours, flavourings, GM ingredients, sweeteners, or anything else that’s not entirely natural."

ChippyMinton Fri 12-Sep-08 16:20:39

Plain greek yoghurt goes down well here, with a squeeze of honey or golden syrup.
Tesco Hi Juice.

palaver Fri 12-Sep-08 16:21:17

rocks squash

"Blackcurrant Cordial

Ingredients: Organic blackcurrant juice 40%, organic sugar, water, citric acid. GLUTEN FREE"

RandomIdiot Fri 12-Sep-08 16:24:00

Problem is Chippy. tesco's seem to be phasing out all of their added sugar Hi juices in favour of "no added sugar variety" which are loaded with Aspartame.

ChippyMinton Fri 12-Sep-08 16:29:38

Really? What a pain. It's really hard to find normal lemonade too.
Has anyone tried any other own-brand squash?
I like the french tins of sirop, but they are expensive here.

expatinscotland Fri 12-Sep-08 16:31:23

i get French tins of syrup in Tesco for about £2.50.

no artificial sweetners.

or fruit tea and dilute and add a swirl of honey.

or dilute regular fruit juice.

lemonade - the cloudy stuff from Lidl doesn't have sweetners or the Straight Cut version from Schwepps.

have yet to find tonic water without those fecking shite artificial sweetners in them.

ChippyMinton Fri 12-Sep-08 16:32:37

<heads off to Lidl>

ChippyMinton Fri 12-Sep-08 16:34:50

is regular schweppes tonic not OK?

expatinscotland Fri 12-Sep-08 16:45:32

it's got aspartame in it, chippy. sad

and saccharine, iirc.

pushchair Fri 12-Sep-08 17:03:37

Think Sainsbury's own brand squash is without aspartame. At least one type is. Got cross in Boots t'other day cos DP had been sold sugar free calpol when he swears blind he asked for wiyh sugar type and when I tried to return it and exchange they said not possible with medication. Did though when I questioned this.

pagwatch Fri 12-Sep-08 17:09:46

rocks organics are good
there is a range of fizzy drinks called whole earth that are clean too I think.

I gave up years ago and the children drink water or diluted juice.

( if avoiding aspartme you might want to consider avoiding sodium benzoate too)

southeastastra Fri 12-Sep-08 17:11:51

we use robinsons hi juice

theITgirl Fri 12-Sep-08 17:13:15

Blowing my own trumpet here, but please try this squash recipe

ChippyMinton Fri 12-Sep-08 17:17:39

what's sodium benzoate?

pagwatch Fri 12-Sep-08 17:33:02

linked with hyperactivity. makes my DS2 seriously upset.
google it

TheDevilWearsPrimark Fri 12-Sep-08 17:34:58

Rachels organics yoghurts, sainsburys taste the difference squash.

Guadalupe Fri 12-Sep-08 17:35:34

Has ordinary tonic got it in? I thought it was just the diet one. Bugger.

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