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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:57 am 
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As a Pepsi (full fat) addict I've noticed what I can only assume is profiteering by the supermarkets since the sugar tax was introduced last year.

A 2 litre bottle of Pepsi was typically 99p in Tesco and Asda, before the tax came in, it is now £1.99p. The tax itself is 24p per litre so that should make the price £1.47p so where did the extra 52p come from?

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 Post subject: Re: Sugar tax
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:48 am 
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Inflation caused by that which is not mentioned.

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 Post subject: Re: Sugar tax
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:43 pm 
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It's the supermarkets doing their bit to combat obesity...

Of course, its not true profiteering as its not an essential item, and there are cheaper alternatives available (discounting taste issues).


The problem with the sugar tax is that the people its trying "help" will carry on buying it and put up with the extra cost, and those like me who aren't obese (yet) but arent attached to full fat or flavour will either drop it completely or switch to Zero or Max versions.

The problem i have are the unforseen consequences like Costa iced coffee. No longer available in large due to sugar tax. The reason being that if you want it sweetened it has to be added when its made, which makes it a sweetened drink and falls foul of the sugar tax (in large size only).
If you don't want it sweetened the tax wouldnt apply, but they dont want two prices for the same drink and Costa have decided it would be too expensive with the tax, so those of us who have it plain have to miss out.

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 Post subject: Re: Sugar tax
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:57 pm 
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The worst thing about the sugar tax is that the main sweetener used is aspartame, which has had alot of bad press for years for having some pretty bad side effects


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The worst thing about the sugar tax is that the main sweetener used is aspartame, which has had alot of bad press for years for having some pretty bad side effects


Yup, but when has government policy ever looked at the long term consequences?

*cough*Diesel fumes

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 Post subject: Re: Sugar tax
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:16 pm 
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Isn't it curious how when something is identified as harmful to health the Government (any Government) decides the best course of action is to make some money out of it.

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 Post subject: Re: Sugar tax
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Its also the case that retailers arent allowed to offer deals and discounts on high sugar drinks either.

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 Post subject: Re: Sugar tax
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:55 pm 
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i notice sugar has not increased in price

if you took everything with too much sugar out of iceland it would be nearly empty

surely in 2020 you can find something better than pepsi to drink mate theres some really nice drinks out there dont you know
our local cheese guy sells alot of french poncey drinks cheap so happy days
good stuff this https://www.google.com/search?q=le+moni ... ve&ssui=on

i make ginger and lemongrass with tonic water or fizzy water
i could drink tonic water till me tongue hurts
i used to drink loads of pepsi as a kid not had it for 20 years now

i do like fizzy stuff but cant drink the full sugar type now they just taste weird

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 Post subject: Re: Sugar tax
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:35 pm 
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scanditurbo wrote:

if you took everything with too much sugar out of iceland it would be nearly empty



Off on a tangent but Iceland’s king prawns are fabulous, 3 million times :) better than any of the tasteless frozen stuff from the supermarkets.

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 Post subject: Re: Sugar tax
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:06 pm 
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Off on a tangent but Iceland’s king prawns are fabulous, 3 million times :) better than any of the tasteless frozen stuff from the supermarkets.

Buy them raw and cook them your self, much better than any pre-cooked option.


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 Post subject: Re: Sugar tax
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:09 pm 
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Gaz38 wrote:
As a Pepsi (full fat) addict I've noticed what I can only assume is profiteering by the supermarkets since the sugar tax was introduced last year.

My sympathies, I am sure you can get treatment for it!

I used to like cola, Pepsi or Coke, but then I found out what was in them and decided that it wasn't actually a food at all but a chemical concoction. The Phosphoric acid may be great for cleaning alloy wheels but I'm not sure it is good for the human insides.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:19 pm 
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same here watching me nan use pepsi and coke to de rust things made me think er ill give it a miss i think
ive got much better teeth than me bro has now so all good for me

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 Post subject: Re: Sugar tax
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:01 pm 
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When I said addict I mean I enjoy it and have a vehement disliking for the unleaded varieties.

I'm quite aware it's not a healthy drink but what is?
Water? Hardly, where does all that fish poo go?

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 Post subject: Re: Sugar tax
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diet fizzy now tastes like it come out of a car battery
it never used to i used to drink the caffeine sugar free stuff but its horrid now

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:39 pm 
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Gaz38 wrote:
When I said addict I mean I enjoy it and have a vehement disliking for the unleaded varieties.

I'm quite aware it's not a healthy drink but what is?
Water? Hardly, where does all that fish poo go?


White fluffy clouds = no fish poo
Grey clouds = fish poo.

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 Post subject: Re: Sugar tax
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:30 pm 
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Its also the case that retailers arent allowed to offer deals and discounts on high sugar drinks either.


Full sugar Coke is on offer right now in one supermarket for sure and Pepsi is when Coke isn't :loco: Quite funny that it seems the size is the only thing different nowadyas, Diet Coke and ordinary Coke will be the same price but you get far less ordinary Coke


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