Is there a way to tell (besides taste) if your fountain drink from a restaurant is diet or not? I'm sick of getting the wrong drink!

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If it happens often, you can get chem strips (urine strips) from your local pharmacy and dip one into your soda to see. If it's diet, you should see no change on the strip. If it's not diet it will register a plus color and you'll know. http://www.mountainside-medical.com/products/Chemstrip-9-Urine-Test...
I would add that you don't want to dip them in your drink, just pull out the straw and drop some onto the strips. They're called Diastix here.
Another option is to use your bg meter to test it (most work). Just select "control solution" and make sure the drink doesn't run into the meter. Mine says "HI" for regular and "ERROR" for diet.

There used to be a product called TesTape that, after urine glucose tests were widely replaced with blood glucose tests, was used by many to detect sugar in "diet" soda.


They stopped making it, as far as I know, but if you do a Google search for TesTape, you'll find another product by the same name (http://www.enasco.com/product/SB09754M) that is in strip, not continuous tape, form. It's a lot cheaper than the link posted above according to the website, but since I've never used it or heard of the company, I can't stand by it.

Holy smokes! I remember that stuff. Turns from yellow to green. 25-30 years ago. I guess we're both getting old Scott.
What works for me. Forget the fountain drink. Buy it in a bottle or can.100% accurate. ;) The restaurant doesn't have any cans or bottles? I'm sure they do. Best wishes......hey just fountain drinks at McDonalds? Why are you in there? HA!

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