Seagram’s Adds Splenda To Ginger Ale To Shave Off Calories, Assumes No One Will Notice

Seagram’s Adds Splenda To Ginger Ale To Shave Off Calories, Assumes No One Will Notice

Many people are allergic to or just plain don’t like artificial sweeteners. Generally, they can avoid consuming them by not buying diet candy or soda. Seagram’s ginger ale pulled a cruel trick on these people recently, though, by silently swapping some sucralose (Splenda) into their drinks. “Let’s see if they notice,” we imagine the folks at Seagram HQ saying. Well, they noticed. [More]

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Appeals Court Hears Arguments On NYC’s Fizzling Big-Soda Ban

It’s been three months since a judge tossed out New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s ban on sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces, calling the regulation “arbitrary and capricious.” Today, a state appeals court panel heard arguments for and against the ban, but it doesn’t look good for Mayor Mike. [More]

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Coca-Cola Says It Will Stop Marketing To Kids

Being the nation’s largest soft-drink company, Coca-Cola has found itself the target of criticism from some lawmakers, regulators, public health advocates, and parents about sugary drinks’ contribution to America’s expanding waistline. Today, the company announced several goals intended to shake that stigma, including a promise to stop marketing directly to children. [More]

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Group Calls For Limits On Sugar In Soft Drinks

The Center for Science in the Public Interest, which loves to ruin everyone’s day by reminding people of all the calories and fat in the foods we enjoy, are calling on the FDA to set a safe level of added sugars in soft drinks and other sweetened beverages. [More]

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Here’s Why It Never Hurts To Give Your Soda Can A Rinse

If you’re the type to drink from a soda can straight out of a store cooler or right from a vending machine, you might want to consider giving it a rinse or a wipe down with a wet napkin first. [More]

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Coca-Cola Taking Its Head Out Of The Sand, Addressing Obesity For The First Time In Ads

We thought we might never see the day when Coca-Cola finally decided to join the obesity conversation, but as health advocates rail against high-calorie drinks, the company is stepping into the fray with an ad campaign addressing obesity. The first TV spot will air for two minutes today on a smattering of networks, and will highlight Coca-Cola’s drinks with fewer calories. [More]

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Lawsuit Seeks To Block New York City Ban On Big Sodas

Earlier this year, the New York City Board of Health announced that full-calorie sodas (and other sugary drinks) larger than 16 oz. would be unwelcome in restaurants, delis and other businesses regulated by the Board. On Friday, the groups that would likely feel the sting of such a ban — soda companies, restaurant owners and the like — sued to try to ban the ban. [More]

Poll Says Almost Half Of You Are Going To Drink At Least One Soda Today

Poll Says Almost Half Of You Are Going To Drink At Least One Soda Today

What’s that beverage in your hand? Yes, that thing you’re drinking, guzzling and otherwise enjoying. A new Gallup poll says that for 48% of you, it’s probably going to be at least one soda per day, but the rest of you don’t normally drink any. So is the nation’s glass half full or half empty and is there soda in it and if so will Mayor Bloomberg be mad? All important questions. [More]

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NYC Movie Theaters Fight Back Against Mayor’s Big Soda Ban

While hit new movies might make millionaires out of actors, directors and key grips, movie theaters often make little to no money on the actual ticket sales of high-profile, first-run movies. Instead, they depend on those movies to bring in customers to pay big bucks for huge drinks and buckets of popcorn. Thus, you can imagine why theater owners in New York City aren’t exactly doing somersaults in celebration of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposed ban of large sodas. [More]

AMA Says Money From Soda Taxes Should Be Used To Fight Obesity

AMA Says Money From Soda Taxes Should Be Used To Fight Obesity

While the American Medical Association isn’t going so far as to say we should institute a tax on sugary sodas so as to combat the obesity crisis, it did recommend that any such taxes should be used for fighting the healthy fight in America. [More]

Massachusetts City Considers Ban On Large Sodas At Restaurants

Massachusetts City Considers Ban On Large Sodas At Restaurants

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has found an ally in his battle against sugary soft drinks, as the mayor of Cambridge, Mass., announced last night that she’s also considering a ban on large sodas served at the city’s restaurants. [More]

Why The Math On Your Soda Bottles & Cans Doesn’t Always Add Up

Why The Math On Your Soda Bottles & Cans Doesn’t Always Add Up

In the two years since we first covered the complicated rounding involved with soda bottle nutrition labels, some changes have been made with the goal of clearing up things like calorie count and serving size. But some questions still keep popping up, so it’s probably time for a refresher course. [More]

Coke: No Link Between Sugary Drinks & Obesity

Coke: No Link Between Sugary Drinks & Obesity

While there is little doubt that the obesity rate in the U.S. has risen in recent decades, there is a lot of finger-pointing and “not me”-ing when it comes to placing blame. And with NYC Mayor Michael “I’ll just have water” Bloomberg trying to put the smackdown on high-calorie sodas, Coca-Cola is letting it be known it won’t fold without a fight. [More]

NYC Considering Ban On Larger Sugary Drinks

NYC Considering Ban On Larger Sugary Drinks

Because there are apparently not bigger issues facing New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration has proposed a ban on sugary drinks larger than 16 oz. [More]

School Fined $15,000 Because Bookstore Sold Soda During Lunch

School Fined $15,000 Because Bookstore Sold Soda During Lunch

A high school in Utah says it won’t be able to pay for some of its arts programs this year because it’s been hit with a $15,000 federal fine after the school’s bookstore was caught allegedly selling soda during lunch time. [More]

10-Calorie Versions Of 7-Up, RC, Sunkist, A&W, Canada Dry Now Being Tested

10-Calorie Versions Of 7-Up, RC, Sunkist, A&W, Canada Dry Now Being Tested

It’s been almost a year since the Dr. Pepper Snapple Group filed trademarks for 10-calorie versions of several of its soft drink brands, and now the company has finally gotten around to testing five of them — 7-Up, RC, Sunkist, A&W, and Canada Dry — in three different areas around the country. [More]

The United Arab Emirates Will Not Stand For The Grocery Shrink Ray

When Coke and Pepsi cans sold in the United Arab Emirates were shrink rayed from 355 milliliters (about 12 ounces) to 300 mL (about 10 ounces) while the price remained the same, it wasn’t just customers who complained. The government noticed, too, and is removing the offending cans from store shelves. Those wacky foreigners! [More]

Canadian Scientists: Actually, Mountain Dew Can't Dissolve A Mouse

Canadian Scientists: Actually, Mountain Dew Can't Dissolve A Mouse

The Canadian Broadcasting Company has an important message for the soda pop-buying public: PepsiCo’s claim that Mountain Dew can’t dissolve a whole mouse into a “jelly-like substance” seems unlikely to them. A rodent in a small container of soft drink is going to decompose, not dissolve. Doesn’t that make you feel better? [More]