Posted: Jan 14, 2020 5:07 am
by Spearthrower
I'm With Stupid wrote:
What if you actually get one freshly made? Everywhere in Vietnam will add sugar to fruit juice unless you specifically ask them not to.


Typically no. Amusingly, you get a packet of pink sugar with a purchase of fruit from a street seller, but most street juice drinks are unsweetened - they're more likely to add salt than sugar.


I'm With Stupid wrote:In Malaysia, they sometimes add syrup instead, but that's basically the same thing. The other thing that irritated me in Vietnam was sweetened milk. Again, you literally had to go out of your way to find one without sugar. Malaysia has just introduced a sugar tax.


Yup, most of this is the same here - it's not a big surprise that Thailand's got one of the biggest problems with obesity in the region, but unlike Malaysia, Thailand never does anything about it.