Why does Robinsons Lemon Barley Water contain both Saccharin and sugar? I thought Saccharin was a sugar substitute. So why would you include both in a drink? What is the need for an artificial sweetener when you have natural and manmade sugars already in your product? My questions came about a few weeks ago. Years ago when Cheryl’s parents were overseas they asked everyone what they would like them to bring back. I had always seen Robinsons Barley Water during Wimbledon. So this is what I had asked them to bring me. When Cheryl’s Mom was in Scotland she remembered this and found a bottle for me. I was under the impression that this would be an all natural drink. To my surprise this was not the case.
So I was even more surprised when Cheryl brought home the Robinsons Lemon Barley Water pictured above. I had told her previously I never wanted to drink any of their products again. While I don’t eat or drink in the most healthy way. I do try to limit my intact of Saccharin, Aspartame, Phenylketonurics ( Phenylalanine ) and other nasty manmade additives. Although I’m horrible about intaking manmade sugars. At least I’m supporting local industry and farms when I do that though.
Needless to say I didn’t drink much of the contents within the plastic bottle pictured above. I used the majority of it as an experimental weed killer.
To me it is very interesting how you had research that stated Saccharin caused cancer years ago. This ingredient had been banned. But then years later new research suggested the old conclusion was wrong. We see this happen all the time and many times I’m not sure the public health is really the main concern of those doing the research.
Cheryl meant well and was just trying to find me something new and different to drink. I’m still trying to figure out how she forgot about me not liking Robinsons Barley Water. Either way she knows I like to avoid any nasty manmade additives if at all possible.