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Old 12-02-2015, 10:17 AM   #1
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Does anybody know why Tums discontinued Tums sugar free?
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Old 12-02-2015, 10:22 AM   #2
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They still have sugar free on their website.
https://www.tums.com/products/extra-750/
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Old 12-02-2015, 10:26 AM   #3
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They still have sugar free on their website.
https://www.tums.com/products/extra-750/
It means nothing that they have it on their website. I just ordered it from them a few days ago, they sent me an email saying it was discontinued.
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Old 12-02-2015, 10:31 AM   #4
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Welcome to the boards.

Why don't you ask Tums?
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Old 12-02-2015, 10:33 AM   #5
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That's terrible news for me. I'm a dedicated user. I've been buying them from amazon (a four pack of 80 tablets per container) for $12.85. Just checked - amazon no longer carries them; an amazon listed vendor wants $65 for the same 4-pack!

So I'd say it's pretty certain they've been discontinued. Why? Don't know, but it's been a while since my local Walmart and pharmacies have carried them.
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Old 12-02-2015, 11:05 AM   #7
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Welcome to the boards.

Why don't you ask Tums?
I'm reluctant to ask Tums since I doubt if they'd tell the truth, but I'll ask any way and let everyone know what they say.
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So they can twist more money out of diabetics who get indigestion.
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Old 12-02-2015, 11:39 AM   #9
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I just looked at Kmart and it showed as being available in store for my local area. This was for the orange extra strength sugar free type.
Perhaps if you do some looking around you can find some in stock somewhere in a store.
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Old 12-02-2015, 12:20 PM   #10
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The usual reason companies discontinue things is because they're not selling enough to make it worth their while to continue to make them.
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Old 12-02-2015, 02:23 PM   #11
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Welcome to the boards.

Why don't you ask Tums?
I did ask Tums. The woman I spoke to said they were having "supply problems". My bottle of Tums (bought from Costco two weeks ago) doesn't contain sugar, but does contain sucrose and talc--which I guess means I contain sucrose and talc.

Thanks for the welcome to the boards. I'm sure I will eventually learn a lot from all the smart people here.

Added: I guess sucrose is sugar.
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I did ask Tums. The woman I spoke to said they were having "supply problems". My bottle of Tums (bought from Costco two weeks ago) doesn't contain sugar, but does contain sucrose and talc--which I guess means I contain sucrose and talc.

Thanks for the welcome to the boards. I'm sure I will eventually learn a lot from all the smart people here.

Added: I guess sucrose is sugar.
Sucrose is sugar.Sucrose is a common, naturally occurring carbohydrate found in many plants and plant parts. Saccharose is an obsolete name for sugars in general, especially sucrose.[4] The molecule is a disaccharide combination of the monosaccharides glucose and fructose with the formula C12H22O11.
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Old 12-02-2015, 05:52 PM   #13
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walmart.com shows orange extra strength sugar free tums for 7.97 per bottle of 80
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Old 12-02-2015, 06:19 PM   #14
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walmart.com shows orange extra strength sugar free tums for 7.97 per bottle of 80
I tried to order from Walmart online a few days ago, it didn't work. I'd never drive to Walmart, too far, parking lot is a madhouse,help is slovenly and lazy. I ordered a sugar free antacid from this outfit
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Sucrose is sugar.Sucrose is a common, naturally occurring carbohydrate found in many plants and plant parts. Saccharose is an obsolete name for sugars in general, especially sucrose.[4] The molecule is a disaccharide combination of the monosaccharides glucose and fructose with the formula C12H22O11.
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IIRC there are 56 different names added sugar could go by. Sucrose is very common as are most words ending in "ose".
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Old 12-02-2015, 06:29 PM   #16
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IIRC there are 56 different names added sugar could go by. Sucrose is very common as are most words ending in "ose".
Except "sucralose" which is "Splenda" and is basically calorie free.

(But you're right, -ose is the general suffice for sugars)
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Old 12-03-2015, 08:57 AM   #17
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Welcome to the boards.

Why don't you ask Tums?


Thank you for your e-mail message regarding Tums® E-X Sugar Free Orange antacid.

Unfortunately, the reason you are unable to find our product at this time is because we are currently experiencing a manufacturing delay of some of the Tums® variants. GSK has taken action to prioritize our most popular Tums® products. We apologize for the inconvenience you may be experiencing during this time.
The Tums® E-X Sugar Free Orange is currently not available. This is a temporary situation and we are working diligently to bring Tums® back to your retail shelf soon.

We recognize our consumers to be a very valuable asset and appreciate your taking the time to contact us. If we may be of future assistance, please call us at 1-800-897-7535 weekdays from 9:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. E.T.
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This is the reply I got.
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IIRC there are 56 different names added sugar could go by. Sucrose is very common as are most words ending in "ose".
Got it. Thanks.

Just wondering: do the 56 names include nose, bellicose and moose?
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I noticed the Kroger brand had a sugar-free variety in our local Frys Food yesterday. ~$2 for a bottle of orange flavored.
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Got it. Thanks.

Just wondering: do the 56 names include nose, bellicose and moose?
No but if you can find a USDA label that contains moose let me know. It's surprising how much game you can buy but no moose.
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