Yes, Pepsi is – for a limited time only! – rolling out a soft drink made with Real Sugar instead of Real High Fructose Corn Syrup.
They don't mention the HFCS in the commercial. I just threw that in there.
I'm not sure I get it. Are they implying that real sugar is any better for your teeth or energy or insulin levels than HFCS? Because if you talk to the HFCS people, they'll tell you it works in our bodies just like sugar does.
I'm not sure where I'm going with this rant. I just feel like ranting about it. Until we start treating soft drinks like treats* instead of beverages, we're going to be dealing with childhood obesity and tooth decay no matter how the damned stuff is sweetened. So there.
*When I was a child, the only time we were allowed to have soda (we called it "pop") was:
- when we had a babysitter (those times were rare)
- when we ate out at an A&W Root Beer (the child-sized, nickel portion was in a teeny-tiny mug about three inches tall)