Thursday, January 20, 2011
"Chubby Soda" REALLY?
So today I strolled into the local grocery store and found on the shelves an 8.4 ounce of soda. Being the curious person that I was at the time, I decided to check the calorie content. Guess what it was. 130 Calories. THAT'S INSANE. What I found just as interesting was that on the front of the label was a very happy portly kid with the title "CHUBBY" over his head. Oh, and the flavor of the drink? Does it matter? Cotton Candy. I later read a review about the drink which also questioned the packaging, but the reviewer later shared it with their child who was under the age of 5 and they enjoyed it. Is this the right message to give our youth? I'm not a dietitian or a marketing expert, but think that we have a responsibility to make better choices for our youth.