The technical definition, according to Google: “(of food or drink) without sugar or a similar substance having been added.”
It’s not a difficult word, right? Without sugar. Un-sweetened. Not hard.
But yet here I am, livid over the fact that the “unsweetened” almond milk lattes I’ve been somewhat addicted to were made with sweetened almond milk for the past few weeks.
The owners of my favorite local coffee shop made the decision to switch from Califia Farms unsweetened almond milk to Califia Farms “barista blend almondmilk.” Except for the fact that I care so much that there is no sugar in my diet that I confirm every single time that I am getting unsweetened almond milk. And yet, not one single barista said, “hey, actually we switched to sweetened almond milk” or “actually, there is sugar in this” or “sorry, we don’t have unsweetened.”
Instead, they made me my latte. And I drank it. And all the cane sugar that came with it.
If I was just a health snob, I’d be pissed, but I’m next level aggravated because I’m taking this course of anti-fungal medication. The anti-fungal medication is intended to kill candida. Candida feeds off sugar. It cannot die if I feed it sugar.
Unsweetened is not a difficult word. I do not want to have to go through extra rounds of anti-fungal drugs that are harmful to my liver and kidneys and make me sick just because a barista didn’t understand that unsweetened means without sugar.
All the more reason to take your diet into your own hands, always.
So angry. End rant.
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