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Diet root beer in the Australian market?

By Danman - 31 March 2009 27

I have T2 diabetes hence I am limited to sugar free carbonated bevvies when I wish for one.

This is where the purpose of my posting/ranting lies.

On my recent travels to the US, I fell in love with A+W brand diet root beer (read sarsaparilla) and have only found the diet variety in one place, on the net via a USA food importer.

Including delivery it is ~$50 for 24 cans, exorbitant to say the least.

I was wondering if anyone was aware of a local alternative, it has to be diet though, does not have to be A+W brand, and can be sarsaparilla or root beer.

Thanks in advance for your responses.

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Chase Diamond 11:10 pm 02 Sep 17

Sacrilegious to mention sarsaparilla in the same sentence as root beer. I used to buy root beer from this Asian food store and then one day they didn’t have any, they just had A&W (?!?)Sarsaparilla in it’s place. I couldn’t bring myself to buy any to see if it tasted the same as root beer.

Danman 8:34 am 01 Apr 09

I-Filed, T2 diabetes is (currently) like HIV. Once you have it, you will have it until you die. Research is being undertaken to find a cure, but your body will always be insulin resistant or insulin deficient. T2 diabetes is usually controlled by an oral preperation (Called metformin, Sold as Diabex). What research indicates is that through diet and exercise, you can reduce and even eradecate your need for diabex.

In saying so, I do not eat a great deal of crap food, processed food or sugar laiden foods, I ride minimum of 100km a week and I still need the diabex.

Diet and exercise works for some and not not others.

My blood sugar level sits (after a 12 hour fast and on meds) around 7.4mmol (Milimoles a litre) – Average should be between 4 and 8mmol – Mrs danman, who is on the exact same diet as me, but does not cycle, sits around 5.4mmol. Geneology and genetics plays a big part. I am only 2nd gen Skip with maltese heritage, and T2 diabetes seems to plague a lot of Medeterranian and South Pacific Islanders.

I-filed 10:05 pm 31 Mar 09

Danman I keep reading that T2 diabetes can be cured through exercise … do you know whether that’s just isolated cases – or crap/not true?

n2kaja 8:42 pm 31 Mar 09

In the states you can get Root Beer extract. My guess is you could have it shipped for cheaper then you can buy at US foods, there are recipes online for making root beer

http://www.leeners.com/sodapop.html#fla
http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Homemade-Root-Beer/Detail.aspx
would have to adjust for sweetener.
Have you ever tried Steva Powder, it’s natural and pretty good stuff
it just doesn’t have a lingering sweet after taste.

grunge_hippy 6:06 pm 31 Mar 09

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Hells_Bells74 6:00 pm 31 Mar 09

Interesting this one I came across while researching root beer.

http://septicscompanion.com/blog/2009/01/wrong-root-beer/

Hells_Bells74 4:29 pm 31 Mar 09

Google is good. Sorry sorry (from corner).

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