Have you seen the ridiculous commercial sponsored by the beverage industry? The one where Dr. Pepper, Coke, Pepsi, and SunnyD pat themselves on the back for having stopped deceptive labeling after 20 years?
For years, you’d buy a 20 fl oz bottle from a vending machine and guzzle it down thinking you are consuming only 90 calories. But the 90 calories are for 8 fl oz, a full bottle is over 200 calories. Big difference.
So at the behest of First Lady Michelle Obama, the industry is now providing calorie information for the entire bottle as well. Thanks folks, 20 years after nutrition labeling was instituted you’re finally providing the full calorie picture.
How about some more clarity about your products?
SunnyD – can you tell us about the carcinogenic effects of Yellow #5 you use to artificially color your “juice drink”?
Coke – what about that caramel coloring?
Pepsi – want to tell folks about the calcium leaching properties of phosphoric acid?
What to do at the supermarket:
If you want to truly make the right choice – skip the beverage aisle. Tap water is the way to go.