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Have You Heard Of ‘Erythritol’, The Healthy, Natural Carbohydrate (i.e., Sugar)?

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE. From ‘drinkbai.com’.


Click to ENLARGE. Also from ‘drinkbai.com’.


Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erythritol


Click to access the original, rather informative article.


I was standing at a ‘Market Basketsupermarket checkout this afternoon when I fancied a drink, it being a warm day. These Bai drinks were right next to I so I took one, and by force of habit, read the LABEL. For the last 6-years I rarely, if ever, eat or drink something, WITHOUT reading the label — IF it has one. I try, real hard, to limit my carbs.

So, I am NO STRANGER to Nutritional Labels and especially the Carbohydrate numbers. Trust me when I tell you that this is the first time I have seen ‘Erythritol’ on a label. I was confounded. I knew it had to be a sugar since it was listed as a carbs. What I didn’t know was how bad it would be for I.

So, I had to check.

To be fair I think the jury is still out. I am NOT going to rush off and start consuming large quantities of Erythritol. It seems too good to be true, and in my dotage I am leery of such products.

I also looked up when they started adding (the likes of) Erythritol to food labels. Appears that the FDA gave this the green light in 2009 — 10-years ago. But, reporting it, as yet, from what I can see, appears to be voluntary! That means all manufacturers do not have to list it — which would explain why I had never seen it before.

Hope this helped.


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by Anura Guruge


Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2017 Label … By Floridian Artist Ari Azzopardi-Robinson.

by Anura Guruge



Georges Duboeuf managed to keep this 2017 label under wraps until the day! Impressive. In the past I would typically be able to find it online about 3-days ahead of THE DAY.

Pretty label BUT not whether it kind of goes with the wine. Not sure.

Original painting is quite the work of art — though I am, in general, not a big fan of such modernistic paint daubs.

Click to ENLARGE. From: cltampa.com


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by Anura Guruge

Amazon Sends Us 3 ‘Barbie Collector 2015 Holiday Dolls’ That We Did NOT Order!

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Click to ENLARGE. Three (3) “Barbie Collector 2015 Holiday Dolls” and two vials of concentrated ‘perfume’. In the box they arrived in.


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Amazon listing, from a few minutes ago, for the Barbie. Yes, there is a non-holiday one for $25. But we got the Holiday ones as you can see from the box. Search on “Barbie Collector 2015 Holiday Doll” on Amazon for listing. Click to ENLARGE.


I won’t deny it. We do a LOT of our shopping, online, on Amazon. We have Prime and as such there is no shipping. So it is more convenient than driving to Walmart in Rochester or Concord.

On average, year round, we probably get one Amazon shipment a week, but most of the time we get 2, 3, 4 or 5 deliveries a week! We are BEST of friends with our UPS driver. Now that it is Christmas, and given that I do 100% of all my Christmas shopping online (and I have a LOT of shopping to do), we had 5 LARGE boxes delivered by UPS (and two small ones by USPS). [[Oh. I do own Amazon shares. SMILE. So in away I don’t mind spending at Amazon. SMILE.]

I was EXPECTING 4 large boxes BUT not a 5th. Plus I check my Amazon orders, each ‘morning’ (around 1 am before I go to bed), to see what is being delivered that day. The 5th box was also badly taped. I opened it. You see the picture above.

Deanna was there. I was a bit taken back. I had NOT ordered these Barbies. Neither had Deanna. Yes, Deanna and the kids (who all know my Amazon password) put items in my shopping cart and I just order them. But I had NOT ordered these Barbies. We thought it might have been one of the kids — though they would have to have done it through one of our accounts AND this box was CLEARLY addressed to me. We also KNEW that it could NOT have been a present (say from Teischan’s brother) BECAUSE nobody would send 3 of the SAME Barbie (not even my son).

Then came the FEAR that we had been scammed. Ran upstairs and checked all the important credit cards and my Amazon order record again. NADA.

‘Called up’ (well they called me per the ‘Call Back’ feature) Amazon at the Call Center in Manila, Philippines. Got a young man who was quite good. THE ONLY identification on the box was the UPS Tracking Number. So that was all we could go by. I tracked it on UPS as did he.

We were on the phone for 40 minutes with two holds.

Amazon HAD NO RECORD, whatsoever, of this shipment!

It was eventually determined that an UPS Shipping Label created for one of my other boxes had been put on this box. OK.

But here is the crazy thing that even THEY couldn’t explain. The label was supposed to go on a box with an Ukulele for Devanee. I got the Ukulele — FINE — in one of the other 4 boxes.

Bottom line they TOLD ME to KEEP IT! Give it to charity. We had already figured out that that would be what happen. Deanna had Googled. Had happened to others and in EACH CASE Amazon had told them to keep the shipment. Not sure I like that as an Amazon shareholder. Whoever was expecting the dolls will get ANOTHER SHIPMENT — just late.

Well as the saying CLEARLY states: “Charity Begins At Home”. So we gave one Barbie to Teischan. She wasn’t that excited. She is into ‘expensive’ American Girl Doll dolls.

The other two DEFINITELY will go to good homes. I am happy.


Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2015 Bottle — Label As I Had Shown Nov. 4.

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Seems strange that the label used in Japan is different. Check this post.

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Picture from Japan, shown in my Nov. 17 post — with 2015 clearly on the label.


Since 1am today (Eastern), Beaujolais Nouveau Day 2015, I have NOT being able to access the Georges Duboeuf Website. That seems very strange.

THEN I discovered that they have NOT updated their Twitter feed in 19 hours. So NOTHING on Beaujolais Nouveau Day. Ahh? This was at noon Eastern. So 6pm in France. Not good.

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Georges Duboeuf Twitter at noon, Beaujolais Nouveau Day 2015. Last Tweet 19 hours ago. Nothing on the day. No picture of the bottle? WTF. Click to access their Twitter account.


Beaujolais Nouveau 2015 — The Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Bottle Label?

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Attacks in Paris means we have to TONE DOWN 2015 Beaujolais Nouveau Day.

That is a given.

Yes, we have to observe SOME MOURNING.


This, as I posted, was what was originally purported to be the
Georges Duboeuf label for their Beaujolais Nouveau 2015.

That could still VERY WELL be the case for the U.S.


But, here is a picture of the Georges Duboeuf 2015 Beaujolais Nouveau bottles, 3,200 of them, that arrived at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport on October 31, 2015 — the Japanese, as I have mentioned, BIG on the Nouveau.

I, again, stress that the U.S. 2015 Georges Duboeuf could be different. The Japanese label too much like ones used in prior years.

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Is This The Bottle Label For The Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2015?

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Beaujolais Nouveau 2013: Labeling Of The Mainstream Georges Duboeuf 2013 Bottles.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Sherry-Lehmann — Nov. 15, 2013.
>> 2013 race to London — Nov. 13, 2013.
>> Beaujolais Nouveau 2013 Day — Oct. 17, 2013.
>> My review of Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau

>>  2012 — Nov. 15, 2012.
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Aaaaahh! I can already taste it! Can’t wait till Thursday.
If I lived in D.C. I could be sipping this in exactly 24 hours.
Bottles are getting cracked open at mid-night.