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Pepsi Introduces Fat-Blocking Soda: Do You Think the Drink Can Actually Help You Lose Weight?

mrosen814 2012/11/12 20:00:00
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Pepsi is adding a new drink type to its arsenal: the fat-blocking cola. This new fiber-infused drink, called the "Pepsi Special" contains dextrin, a fiber that distributor Suntory claims helps reduce fat levels in the body. This is Pepsi’s first venture into the "healthy" cola market. Do you think it actually works?

ABCNEWS.GO.COM reports:
Pepsi Soda and healthy aren’t exactly synonymous, but Pepsi-Cola in Japan is trying to change that with a new fiber-infused drink. Dubbed the “Pepsi Special,” the soft drink set to go on sale Tuesday contains dextrin, a fiber that distributor Suntory claims helps reduce fat levels in the body.
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  • case.gre 2012/12/16 09:15:35
    No
    case.gre
    +6
    Oh what silly stuff they come up with.. Is it healthy? Can you drink it and not get rotten teeth? Thereis prob ppl that will believe that but a fizzy drink that makes you skinny.. Hmm it's called exersize

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  • fernando.aquino.52493 2013/12/29 20:46:30
    No
    fernando.aquino.52493
    +3
    It would help anyone lose weight because they would use it as an excuse to eat even more unhealthy food and exercise less.
  • Minx_BOY_666 2013/05/03 13:37:56
    No
    Minx_BOY_666
    fat blocking yes the sodium can eat the fat away but also eat away at your veins. sounds like cancer in a bottle to me.
  • smiffjp 2013/04/13 03:28:32
    No
    smiffjp
    exercise
  • Hakking 2013/04/12 17:11:49
  • Batgirl 2013/04/12 10:06:10
  • OzSurfer 2013/04/12 07:20:19
    No
    OzSurfer
    I wonder if it has some unknown side effect like it makes you grow hair on the palms of your hands or your hair turn purple :)
  • lost 2013/04/12 06:40:18
    Yes
    lost
    if its true they will make billions.... western world is getting Fat....hahahhaaaa
  • Brian 2013/04/11 23:44:39
    No
    Brian
    I don't it will make people loose weight, but I bet some lawyers wallets are going to get a little fatter in the future.
  • Sofahead 2013/04/11 22:49:46
    No
    Sofahead
    I'm suspect of things like this.
    These days many sodas are artificial enough without these additives.
    When I drink soda it is to enjoy it.
  • holly go lightly 2013/04/11 21:02:46
    No
    holly go lightly
    There is no fat in soda to block.Just a ruse to get your Dough.
  • _Casey_Logan_ 2013/04/11 20:49:52
    No
    _Casey_Logan_
    +1
    No it'll probably make you gain it just like diet drinks do. It 's better to just avoid sodas all together and just drink water & jucie but never ones that say unconcentrated because they make you gain weight as well. Eat well & exercise is the only best &sure; way to lose weight all thise pills and surgerysjust don't cut it to well
  • Broken 2013/04/11 20:41:01
    Yes
    Broken
    Actually I do not know. But I think it is worth a try if they have a real reason to make the claim.
  • Dogzebra~PWCM~JLA 2013/04/11 20:37:11
    No
    Dogzebra~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    I'm sure fat folks will be buying this watered down syrup hand over fist.
  • Drageona 2013/04/11 20:34:27 (edited)
    No
    Drageona
    +1
    They are just trying to sell more products so they had to come up with another gimmick that people will buy. I use to drink Pepsi but not anymore. I am now Dr. Pepper: Dr Pepper
  • Poet003 2013/04/11 20:32:19
    No
    Poet003
    +2
    Im just going to eat healthy in moderation and exercise. I dont believe in weird diet tricks.
    Ive decided to indulge in the ocassional exercise gadget maybe but Im staying away from
    GNC and all other concotions.
  • Wild Dog 2013/04/11 20:31:54
    No
    Wild Dog
    +1
    This is insanity .Pepsi ,and the others have been flooding the market lately with all types of variations of their product .I prefer Pepsi One, because of no sugar ,and the taste isn't bad. It all depends on what you eat along with that soda, like potato chips ,french fries, that make the difference.
  • stevegtexas@aol.com 2013/04/11 20:28:29
  • Jason 2013/03/23 03:12:49
    No
    Jason
    +1
    not sure why people with the motivation to spend time researching for the magic pill would not spend 30 mins exercising.
  • glitter_glaze_republican_CD 2013/02/07 04:18:06
    No
    glitter_glaze_republican_CD
    +1
    Lol no cuz it's still a soda
  • Michelle 2013/02/03 01:43:33
    No
    Michelle
    +1
    No, definately no, how much sugar do they contain in each bottle ?, so how theve come up with this ?, just another gimic to make more money.
  • kim 2013/01/26 01:20:26
    No
    kim
    +1
    Seriously trying to cut out all sodas. But to each his own.
  • case.gre 2012/12/16 09:15:35
    No
    case.gre
    +6
    Oh what silly stuff they come up with.. Is it healthy? Can you drink it and not get rotten teeth? Thereis prob ppl that will believe that but a fizzy drink that makes you skinny.. Hmm it's called exersize
  • jere.chievres 2012/12/07 17:05:50
    No
    jere.chievres
    +1
    If you are serious about losing weight, do What I did, WALK 4 miles a day for three years.
  • La 2012/11/26 04:52:20
    No
    La
    +3
    Omitting all carbonated drinks from your diet will help you lose fat. Drinking a special carbonated drink will not.
  • The Way It Is 2012/11/25 00:58:12
    No
    The Way It Is
    +1
    But maybe the murdered babies they used to develop it might have some effects on your body.
  • Artemis 2012/11/16 05:06:59
    No
    Artemis
    +3
    I sincerely doubt this works. They're just trying to make money.
  • thє вluє wαndєrєr 2012/11/15 14:40:58 (edited)
  • kiwimac thє вlu... 2012/11/16 10:53:06
    kiwimac
    +2
    No, they don't it's an urban myth.
  • thє вlu... kiwimac 2012/11/17 10:36:52
  • kiwimac thє вlu... 2012/11/17 11:11:06
    kiwimac
    +2
    They don't put anything from aborted anything in Pepsi.
  • Mo 2012/11/15 13:25:50
    No
    Mo
    +2
    If its like those " fat blocking" potato chips, it's a menace to your clothes and upholstered furniture.
  • Cal [SH-TEA] 2012/11/15 11:55:58
    No
    Cal [SH-TEA]
    +2
    Just another gimmick.
  • Nick Name 2012/11/15 08:13:47
    No
    Nick Name
    +3
    If it slows down the fat producing process in some tiny way while you're drinking hundreds of empty calories then whats the point?
    Is there a diet pepsi version of this?

    And you just have to wonder if this stuff tastes nasty.
    Japan prefers different tastes for junk/fast foods.

    Pepsi Salted Watermelon Pepsi Black lemon
  • disclaimer 2012/11/15 08:00:34
  • Tattoo Nana 2012/11/15 05:09:48
    No
    Tattoo Nana
    +3
    I seriously doubt that this soda will work. I'm sure plenty of people will buy it though, anything to help you lose weight without effort. I am a major Pepsi fanatic - I drink at least a 6 pack a day, but I am also super picky and like the original, regular Pepsi flavor. I personally might try it once but doubt I'll be a regular customer.

    PS: Interesting factoid: I live in New Bern, NC which is the birthplace of Pepsi, a local pharmacist developed the recipe. There's a really cool memorial downtown and a Pepsi shop in the original location.
  • MIRANDDAAA :) 2012/11/15 02:51:28
    No
    MIRANDDAAA :)
    +5
    "Healthy" and "soda" are oxymoron's, but I'm sure they'll make a lot of money from gullible and desperate people.
  • Greatkibble 2012/11/15 01:59:38 (edited)
    Yes
    Greatkibble
    +3
    At first I was thinking "This is a joke right?" but as I read and realized it's the Japans who are up to making another extreme invention, I say it's a great move forward. lol

    If it's coming from Japan, (the little country that keeps coming up with ideas that makes talking animals seems logically possible) I think it's gonna be good.
  • peugh314 Greatki... 2013/06/17 15:15:39
    peugh314
    +3
    Sadly, it was probably an American that had the idea, but it will be the Japanese who can see the value. The VCR was invented in the US where they were belittled before Japanese companies took the idea and ran with it.
  • Greatki... peugh314 2013/06/17 20:57:15
    Greatkibble
    And they're already comfortable with all the weird stuff there; that's why we'll keep hearing of more weird things coming from there. lol
  • Marie 2012/11/14 19:13:03
    Yes
    Marie
    +1
    Bet they spent a ton of money!

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