Thursday, September 07


To A Tea

I was trying a new iced tea today (Tetley Peach and Orange, very nice) and noted that it contained even more sugar than the Lipton tea I normally drink. After consuming an entire 1.25 litre bottle of it, of course.*

And then I wondered just how sweet they could make it.

The answer is roughly ten times as sweet.

I don't think that even I could drink that. It would be like drinking honey, something I hardly ever do.

And you know how honey never spoils?** Plasmolysis. Makes sense; I was wondering where this magical natural antibiotic effect came from. It's nothing fancy, it just dehydrates the little buggers.

* A 1.25 litre bottle of this from the minimart downstairs from the food court I usually go to costs only slightly more than a 500ml bottle bought in the food court. The only problem is that I then tend to drink the whole thing over the course of the afternoon.

** Well, now you do.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 03:35 AM | Comments (8) | Add Comment | Trackbacks (Suck)
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1 What kind of weird spam attack did you just suffer from? Is it just harassment?

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Thursday, September 07 2006 09:30 AM (+rSRq)

2 Heh ... the recent comments are full of random crap.

Is somebody's spam engine broken? Or is your own machine filling your comment database with junk?

Posted by: Kristopher at Thursday, September 07 2006 10:37 AM (O5Ju8)

3 It looks like you have a new forum user named "yseibertql".

I'll bet his comment spam is legible in Azerbejani or some such ....

Posted by: Kristopher at Thursday, September 07 2006 10:40 AM (O5Ju8)

4 I think it's just a crapflood, yeah.  We've been getting that for a while now.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thursday, September 07 2006 03:55 PM (0Lkqa)

5 It's rather strange. I can't right off think of why someone would do it. Only two things suggest themselves: it's simple harassment (of you), or it's someone debugging their package who for the moment doesn't want to reveal their message payload.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Thursday, September 07 2006 06:06 PM (+rSRq)

6 goes in the other direction: they intentionally put a lot less sugar in their drinks--roughly half the calories compared to their (non-diet) competitors..

Posted by: Kayle at Friday, September 08 2006 03:32 AM (Qsm1J)

7 But then I couldn't fight off infections by plasmolysis!

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Friday, September 08 2006 05:23 AM (0Lkqa)

8 I prefer to fight infection by measured ammounts of disenfectant daily (typically by the .40 fl.oz.), but to each his own.


Posted by: tommy at Saturday, September 09 2006 10:48 PM (UynUa)

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