Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Genus Species: Liptonious Ambiguous
Recently, I wrote Lipton Teas an email about one of their products. It was well constructed, friendly, and downright complimentary.
I most recently had your Lipton Diet Green Tea with Citrus for lunch the other day, and found it delightful.
The crisp, cool taste, with just a hint of sweet citrus took my breath away!
As I was enjoying my Lipton Diet Green Tea with Citrus, I was reading the ingredients, and to my dismay, found that there was aspartame in it!
Recently I have discovered the harmful effects of aspartame, and have quit drinking most carbonated beverages. I hate to think that I can no longer enjoy your wonderful Lipton Diet Green Tea with Citrus!
So - my question is: Is there a way to enjoy the wonderfully refreshing taste of Lipton Diet Green Tea with Citrus without aspartame?
Is there a way to recreate this taste with your 100% natural tea bags and citrus slices? And if so - why do you need to add the aspartame if this is possible?
Thank you for your time -
The response, which was more than just boring -
Thanks for writing!
Many factors are considered during development of each product includetaste, texture, nutritional value, ability to retain flavor and quality,as well as consumer convenience in usage and preparation.
Unilever uses only those ingredients needed to provide desired flavor,appearance, consistency and nutritional value to its food products, andthen to maintain those qualities during storage and use.
In order to produce good-tasting foods, Unilever also makes use of latest research to select ingredients that provide desired qualities.
Our research staff continues to review existing products and develop newones. This ongoing program provides Unilever consumers with products ofonly highest quality and value. We will certainly report comments to Research and Marketing staffs.Thanks for your interest in our products!
Your friends at Lipton
First off, I had to look up what the heck Unilever even was! Second, they don't even recognize the issue with aspartame - like they don't want to touch it. And when I asked for other options such as using THEIR tea bags with citrus slices in it - they didn't even answer! Sounds like a form letter to me. And THAT means I will have to get a little more personal next time I write a letter to some big company.
I think khw should blow it out her azz......or at least her bosses'. Too bad she is probably 18 and working in a small cubicle with flickering overhead fluorescent lighting and all they have is dial-up. It's just like Joe Vs. The Volcano ALL over again!!!