Dishonesty in a bottle

Jul 18, 2011 Published under Advertising (good vs misleading)

Although this product claims to be sugar free, it has corn syrup as its third ingredient, after water and palm oil (along with many other artificial sweeteners).  Because of the way regulations are, the small amount of corn syrup contained in this product can legally be disregarded, making the product “sugar free.”  Although this is technically legal, it is dishonest, unethical and and perversion of the law.  To advertise this corn-based sweetener which adds sugar to drinks as “sugar free,” is silly.


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  1. Adriano said:

    It’s not news that Americans eat more sugar than the should. I mean it’s not as if we’re not aware that we’re #1 in obstiey but infographics like this are less meaningful when you don’t look at our overall consumption of food. More disgusting is that the bottom 4/5ths of that dumpster is a sloshing mess of corn syrup. That dumpster of sugar would be parked behind an apartment tenement made of chicken pork and beef. I’d be much more interested in how many dumpsters we fill of ingredients that don’t occur in nature, red dye, preservatives, artificial flavoring, MSG, reconstituted food products.

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