My doctor has recently expressed concern on the amount of weight I have gained in my pregnancy, so when I went into my local Starbucks this morning and saw that they had a “skinny” latte, it seemed like a smarter choice then my regular chubby latte. I took one sip of it and was pretty sure that I could use it to strip paint.
I knew that taste immediately and asked the friendly barista, “excuse me sir but does this have Splenda in it?” The barista replied, “No…not unless you asked for it.” I am pretty sure I didn’t ask for a toxic chlorocarbon with a chemical composition similar to DDT to cross the placenta of my unborn child so I think…ok I am safe and I must not be used to skim milk. Well, LUCKILY for my built in poison barometer, I spent the rest of the morning crouched over the porcelain goddess that has become my torture chamber and expelled my morning dose of chlorine laced milk. (and no, I had not got sick in weeks.)
I then looked up “Starbucks skinny latte” online and sure enough “sucralose” is listed as one of the ingredients. So pleeeeeeeeease, if you are enticed by the word skinny think about your poor liver before sipping. Read the studies about the dangers of sucralose. Is ingesting pesticides really worth the few calories saved?