Wednesday, October 08, 2008
WFMW ~ The Lemon Option
You've probably heard the reports about restaurant lemons being loaded with bacteria. If you haven't, you can watch the 3-min. video below. This news really bugged me because I always order water with lemon. I used to feel so good about that healthy choice, until I learned what a world of germs restaurant lemons are. Veritable cesspools.
I can't do plain tap water in restaurants. And my co-worker always orders lemon in her Diet Coke. What are we to do?
Happily there is a product called True Lemon, which is a crystallized lemon or lime or orange substitute. They come in little packets just like artificial sweeteners, only they're not artificial, nor are they sweeteners. I lifted this list of info from the site:
Consistent fresh lemon or lime taste without any mess, waste or inconvenience;
100 percent all natural ingredients including fresh lemon or lime juices and oils;
0 calories and 0g carbohydrates;
No artificial or natural sweeteners;
No preservatives or sodium; and
Offers 25 percent of an adult’s daily Vitamin C requirements.
And I'm adding this: no salmonella or fecal matter. Blech.
You can even go to the site and request samples. And no, I'm not being paid in any way to endorse this product. I'm just saying "It Works for Me." As always, thanks to Shannon at Rocks in My Dryer for hosting.
The scary video: