I have recently recommended Lemon Lime All Natural soda from Whole Foods Market. Too much sugar (6 teaspoons per 240 ml) was the only concern to keep in mind. Here is another all natural soda, 365 Cola, containing even more sugar – 11 teaspoons per can of 354 ml (7.5 teaspoons per 240 ml). But the point is, the soda is otherwise non-toxic, provided that you control your sugar intake. It’s still a liquid candy!
As you can see, the DyeDiet diagram doesn’t contain red segments. Good! This means that the drink contains NO xenobiotic chemicals.
While water and cane sugar are the only nutrients (green segments), the rest four yellow segments represent not harmful (benign) food additives like citric and tartaric acids and natural cola nut flavor. For these reasons, you will take zero chemical risk of DDFI = 0/6 = 0. However, make no mistake, there are no nutritional benefits of drinking 365 Cola: DDNF = 6/17 ~ 0.4. This is non-toxic but non-nutritional beverage neither.
By the way, chemists have developed an easy way to find out if a cola flavor is natural or not. A naturally flavored beverage does contain certain proteins whereas artificially flavored doesn’t. At this point I simply trust the Whole Foods Market.
Another question to ask: Is caramel color from cane sugar manufactured with different technology which doesn’t produce carcinogenic side-products? I hope so. But, again, for now I do trust Whole Foods Market. I will ask these questions and let you know the outcome.
Bottom line. All natural 365 Cola is likely produced with no harmful ingredients in it. However because of high sugar content, this is YOUR responsibility to watch your sugar intake. Like any other sweets 365 Cola is a treat you can occasionally indulge yourself. Please remember, any soda is NOT a water substitute in your diet! Hydrate yourself right!