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Anybody know any calorie free Fruit sodas with natural flavours for sale in Switzerland?
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Old 28.03.2011, 23:31
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Re: Fruit flavoured sodas

possibly not "fruit flavoured" but low in calories and healthy
http://www.rivella.com/ch/index/prod...ivellablau.htm
the Rivella Blau ..... even if I prefer the good old Rivella Red


Sinalco Zero is the low-calories program of Sinalco
http://www.sinalco.ch/Produkte-List....cc76fe6.0.html
while I again in this case still prefer the tradional product




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Old 29.03.2011, 00:11
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Re: Fruit flavoured sodas

I used to drink this in the US, it took me a while to hunt down something similar, when I want a treat and not just our awesome tap water



and then I finally found something very similar that finally started to get imported here, weeheee..



In our area it is sold at trainstation shops (Cornavin, Ge) for 2.70, I think, it is cheaper than Coke. The American Market has it too, I think both of them (Ge, Nyon) and I saw an official imported one (for Swiss, not primarily foreigners) in a couple of local gas stations. That one is sugar free, though, does not come in so many flavors (and honestly, does not taste as nice).

I don't have to have enhanced water too often, but every now and then I crave it, since I am not a big pop drinker.
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Anybody know any calorie free Fruit sodas with natural flavours for sale in Switzerland?
The question is, what does "natural flavours" mean?

According to the EU Directive 88/388/EWG, a natural flavour is one that occurs in nature. That does not mean it is what you think. For instance, a substance produced by an arctic octopus may taste like billberries; when added to billberry yoghurt, it may legally be called called, "natural flavour." That is the case not only in the EU, but also in Switzerland. Using such "natural flavours," it is fairly easy to make calorie-free sodas.

On the other hand, if, by "natural flavour," you mean stuff made from real fruit, like grapefruit soda made using real grapefruit juice, you must live witht the fact that natural fruit juice contains sugar and sometimes also other sources of calories. It may not be much, but calorie-free doesn't work with fruit juice. If you try to remove the sugar, there is not much nature left.

There are many fruit sodas without sugar added. Of course they are not calorie-free, and they do not pretend to be. They are labeled low-calorie (kalorienarm / pauvre en calories).
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Old 29.03.2011, 00:24
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Re: Fruit flavoured sodas

Before I found that lovely tasting VitaminWater here, I would pick up a bag of those fruit drinks you throw to your bottle and mix with water in Casino, over the border in France (cheap, around 3,50Euro for 15 drink sachets):



that one has no cals but isn't as nice tasting

or the normal ones



there is always 5 different flavors in one bag, usually sold in a cup or a bag, great for work/traveling.

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Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I've been looking all over for these since I found them (well the Splenda version) on my travels (in Jakarta, but I assume they're a US product).

They are perfect to just grab some water from the fridge and add it (especially when you're in a hotel that gives a couple of free bottles of water).

And they're a lovely change from Diet Coke and Fanta Zero.

Do they do a lovely sour lemon one?
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Anybody know any calorie free Fruit sodas with natural flavours for sale in Switzerland?
These are great. Can be found in CoopCity or some Coops in general.
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Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I've been looking all over for these since I found them (well the Splenda version) on my travels (in Jakarta, but I assume they're a US product).

They are perfect to just grab some water from the fridge and add it (especially when you're in a hotel that gives a couple of free bottles of water).

And they're a lovely change from Diet Coke and Fanta Zero.

Do they do a lovely sour lemon one?
They do, indeed. The sugar free comes with Citron plus CitronVert, which is lemon and lime, my fav flavor, actually, really crisp. One of those sachets is apparently for 0.2l of water but I couldn't drink that, too concentrated. 0.5l is drinkable. I found those in Casino in France, but I think they have them everywhere that sells Teisseire sirups.

Super convenient.
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and then I finally found something very similar that finally started to get imported here, weeheee..



In our area it is sold at trainstation shops (Cornavin, Ge) for 2.70, I think, it is cheaper than Coke. The American Market has it too, I think both of them (Ge, Nyon) and I saw an official imported one (for Swiss, not primarily foreigners) in a couple of local gas stations. That one is sugar free, though, does not come in so many flavors (and honestly, does not taste as nice).
Nothing inherently wrong with drinking this, but don't mistake it as healthy. Aside from the few added vitamins (which typically don't even provide 100% of the RDA), you're basically drinking sugar-water. And lots of sugar, at that.

http://www.diet-blog.com/09/vitaminw...ugar_water.php
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Nothing inherently wrong with drinking this, but don't mistake it as healthy. Aside from the few added vitamins (which typically don't even provide 100% of the RDA), you're basically drinking sugar-water. And lots of sugar, at that.

http://www.diet-blog.com/09/vitaminw...ugar_water.php
Auch....really? So, nothing like Propel

I am so bummed. I had a feeling it is just another, not fizzy pop, but kinda didn't want to know. I think I will still get one last one...
Never thought it would equal Coke.
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Perrier lime.
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Nothing inherently wrong with drinking this, but don't mistake it as healthy. Aside from the few added vitamins (which typically don't even provide 100% of the RDA), you're basically drinking sugar-water. And lots of sugar, at that.

http://www.diet-blog.com/09/vitaminw...ugar_water.php
Father, I sinned and had yet another VitaminWater....

I did check the stats on calories, though, what makes me feel better is the fact it is actually less than half of Coke in cals. Apparently, what they sell here is 21cal/100ml as opposed to Coke 49cal/100ml.

So, it is about 100cal a bottle, that's alrite, innit.
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Old 30.03.2011, 19:12
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Re: Fruit flavoured sodas

Going on from MC's recommendation the following (dilute to taste) are available in Coop (actual flavours may vary). We have blackcurrant and blackberry.

http://www.google.ch/url?sa=t&source...3bLPJA&cad=rja
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Going on from MC's recommendation the following (dilute to taste) are available in Coop (actual flavours may vary). We have blackcurrant and blackberry.

http://www.google.ch/url?sa=t&source...3bLPJA&cad=rja
Those syrups are good. Unlike Coop or Migros ones, these actually do not have artificial colors, flavors nor preservatives and are made with fruit juice if I remember well. I normally do not drink syrups (unless it is pretty like VitWater, hahah) but miniMC insists on syrups, so I at least pick the ones least harmful. I wouldn't give her sugar free ones, but the normal ones are really yummy.
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Re: Fruit flavoured sodas

I can't stand the taste of "fake" sugars so tend to make iced tea with fruity flavors. I can't say how many calories there are, haven't looked... for myself, I used to make it without sugar, now I make it with about a quarter-cup (roughly 50g) of sugar per 1 liter.

I'd have soda, I am a soda fiend, but I have a hard time carrying all those bottles upstairs when full and am constantly forgetting to take the empties to the store so to avoid muss and fuss, I mostly stick to tea, (tap) water and milk.
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Re: Fruit flavoured sodas

You should try the products from Mineralquelle Gontenbad, the most popular one is Flauder:
http://www.mineralquelle.ch/basics/s...=1301558739193

Its a soda with elderflower taste (had to google that one). Very refreshing, with only 8 cal for 100ml.

They just released a Coke sweetened with stevia. I have seen the Flauder in Migros and Coop, the other flavours are a bit hard to find.
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