Gripe: Having to be a sugar vigilante. When ordering beverages out, I always double check to make sure my sugar-free drink is truly sugar free. I feel frustrated.
So do others. Posters on the message board of www.diabetesdaily.com complain that their orders for a sugar free beverage are messed up so often, they give up ordering coffee drinks and soda out or only order a beverage poured from a can.
About my order at Starbucks today…
The cafe was quiet, with only one person in line ahead of me. At the register, I ordered a Tall Skinny Mocha with 2% milk. Then, I repeated my order.
“Tall skinny mocha with 2%”
The register person answered, “Tall skinny mocha with 2 %.”
The barista pumped some syrup into the cup. I asked her to check that the syrup was sugar free.
She paused. Then she threw the cup in the trash and started over.
Like so, so many others, I watch my carb and sugar intake. At a time when 30 percent of Americans have high blood sugar, all food establishments need to train employees to pay close attention when a customer orders “diet” or “sugar free,” or “skinny.”