Pepsi Launches New "Weight-Loss Soda"

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  1. Stacie L profile image87
    Stacie Lposted 5 years ago

    By Lisa Collier Cool
    Nov 13, 2012
    Simply called Pepsi Special, the caffeinated soft drink has the added ingredient dextrin, a natural water-soluble dietary fiber derived from potatoes. Japanese commercials touting the products effectiveness for weight loss even go as far as to ask, Why choose between a hamburger and a slice of pizza? If you choose Pepsi Special, you can have both! But does it work? Pepsi claims that dextrin slows the absorption of fat in the body by binding with it and eliminating it as waste, not reserving it as empty calories. … -loss-soda
    Well this is a welcome addition for the holidays! Even though it contains dextrin,which acts like Olestra, it's deemed to be safe. lol

    1. Necol Brummitt profile image60
      Necol Brummittposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I remember the lays chips with olestra that sent
      running for the bathroom. Just cut out the sodas all together, lose weight and not feel like you're losing your insides!

      1. tussin profile image58
        tussinposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I know someone who ate those chips for colon cleansing. They were a little more potent than she expected....

        1. Mighty Mom profile image82
          Mighty Momposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Mmm. Olestra chips and Pepsi Special.
          Sounds like the perfect balanced meal to me.

  2. wilderness profile image97
    wildernessposted 5 years ago

    Now that's what we all need! 

    More artificial chemicals introduced into our body, this time to allow us to continue overeating without paying the price for it.  Great! sad

    1. Sally's Trove profile image78
      Sally's Troveposted 5 years agoin reply to this


    2. Sapper profile image75
      Sapperposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It amazes me how much money people spend on tricks to lose weight, when all it takes is simply taking in less calories than what your body needs and exercising. But I'm sure Pepsi will suck in a lot of stupid people with this.

  3. Francescad profile image77
    Francescadposted 5 years ago

    Couldn't agree with you more @wilderness.

  4. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    I wish they would bring back cyclamate. I mean, what's a little cancer among friends...

    1. Mighty Mom profile image82
      Mighty Momposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I know. The good old days make me feel all saccharine, too.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image88
        paradigmsearchposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I just discovered that they're still selling that stuff in the UK apparently. Someone needs to poke them with a stick over there...

  5. braydonmoore profile image56
    braydonmooreposted 5 years ago

    What a perfect meal yummy Olestra chips and Pepsi.


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