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Caution about Baking with Diet Soda

Last post Jul 12, 2004 8:35 PM by bethcross . 10 replies.


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  • Caution about Baking with Diet Soda
    I've received information about
    the tip on adding diet coke to cake mix.

    It is very dangerous to do this.
    I am writing about the cake recipe in the recipes in which Diet soda is used in place of the wet ingredients.

    Diet sodas of all kinds (except Hansen's) contain the artificial
    sweetener, aspartame. Aspartame becomes dangerous when heated,
    converting to formaldehyde in the body. There are many articles
    documenting the dangers of aspartame that are easily found with
    a web search, but I will include the link to one which addresses
    the specific dangers of heating aspartame. Aspartame is a very
    dangerous product, and can be found in places where you would not
    expect, such as Juicy Fruit gum (not sugar-free, so why the
    aspartame???) It is important to read labels to avoid this
    deadly additive.

    Aspartame: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You
    http://www.mercola.com/article/aspartame/dangers.htm

    Brenda
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    Brenda Sinclair
  • RE: Caution about Baking with Diet Soda
    wow, thank you I had no idea it was dangerous when heated, thanks for the info.
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  • RE: Caution about Baking with Diet Soda
    If it turns to formaldehyde and that can kill you why does the FDA allow products with it to be sold?? They also sell Aspartame packets in the store. Dont believe everything you read or every website.
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  • RE: Caution about Baking with Diet Soda
    Diet-Rite and Diet RC contain Splenda rather the Aspartame. I have not baked with the diet colas. I have, however, used Diet-Rite in a nonbaked diet cola cheesecake. Tastes great.
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    There is a destiny that makes us brothers, No one goes their way alone, All that we bring into the lives of others, Comes back into our own. "Guiding Light" latinrose
  • RE: Caution about Baking with Diet Soda
    There is a brownie recipe that was going around back in November using Diet Coke as the sole ingredient to the brownie mix. Had a funny after-taste to me, but lots of people loved it from what I hear. Thanks for your info - now I'm glad I didn't like it enough to make it again!!
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  • RE: Caution about Baking with Diet Soda
    I looked that up on snopes.com and it is an urban legend - it is NOT TRUE. Thank goodness!
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  • RE: Caution about Baking with Diet Soda
    I don't believe it either.
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  • RE: Caution about Baking with Diet Soda
    Hey I used diet Dr. Pepper in baked beans 2x and nothing has happened. Do you die with this amount of formaldyhyde or does it build up in your system and never leave?
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  • RE: Caution about Baking with Diet Soda
    This seems to ba new twist on an old urban legend. It is not true.

    for more facts about the issue go here:

    http://urbanlegends.miningco.com/od/fooddrink/
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    Rene-MrsMonty

  • RE: Caution about Baking with Diet Soda


    Dr. (and I use that term loosely) Mercola is kind of a whacked out looney in many many ways. SOME of his information can be helpful but the guy is rather odd in soooo many ways.

    Like most sites on the web, please please don't take it as the final word. There is sooo much mis-information out there. Dr. Mercola's site has some very very STRANGE information on it and although I'm not saying for or against using diet soda in your baking, I AM cautioning against using HIS site for the information. :)

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  • RE: Caution about Baking with Diet Soda
    Equal is made with aspartame.

    Equal is made for baking.

    You decide.

    This sounds a lot like some of the rumors that float around here occasionally - like the one about bananas being extinct in a few years.

    We're all gonna die some time.

    I don't drink diet soda, so this isn't a problem either way, but sounds a little flukey to me.

    Cheers - Beth
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