Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Fake Sugar: Even the Ants Avoid It

We had a little science lesson yesterday.

Apparently, Jade had dropped her sippy cup under the table. It also apparently leaked pear juice everywhere. It didn't take long for the Texas ants to find the treat the baby had left for them. I caught some movement out of the corner of my eye and couldn't believe the number of ants that had collected there. It makes me itch just thinking about it now. Lily was intrigued to trace their highway back to the front door.

Later I found a can of Coke sitting on the floor next to the sofa. Only a few feet from the pear juice/dead ant carnage still awaiting my cleanup. It was still half full, yet not a single ant in sight. It was Coke ZERO though. It is a house staple. I'm a little scared to continue consuming the aspartame that sweetens it knowing that even the ants turn their nose up at it.

Should I do a little experiment with the Diet Coke made with Splenda? I should be able to tell if Splenda is really made from sugar within a few hours!


Erickson 5 said...

That is pretty bad if the ants won't even drink it. I have been warned over and over again to stop drinking Diet Coke and Coke Zero. I am an addict though and even though I have one a day it is hard to give that up! Thanks for letting me know about the ants. That might help the next time I reach for a coke zero!

Geologychick said...

That's why I insist on drinking regular coke.... LOL...

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