Coke Ain't So Bad!

2007-07-17 14:38 - Opinion

There's a lot of negative vibes out there about coca-cola, and sugary fizzy drinks in general. We've all certainly heard about how coke will dissolve bolts or rust, and how it's a great household cleaner because of all the chemicals, and so on and so forth. It's a load of bunk.

I'm a cheap bastard, so when I head out for lunch with people at work, and they decide they'd like to stay at the dinky restaurant rather than coming back, I get a little annoyed. It means paying $1.50 or so for a can of soda I could get for free back at the office. So, today, I decided to be a little "healthier" since I had to lay out cash for my drink anyway. I picked up a bottle of Snapple's "Snapple Apple" fruit juice.

As I was eating lunch, I happened to glance at the nutritional facts on the side of the bottle. First thing I noticed was they played the oh-so-wrong "servings per container 2" game. Worse though: it has more sugar and calories than coke! Take a look at the official nutritional data for coke and the same nutritional info for snapple, presented here in a convenient graph:

Snapple Apple

Plus, of course, a common can of soda is 12oz, whereas this snapple bottle is 16oz. So, soda isn't really that bad. In moderation, of course, as with all things.


Wrong conclusion...
2007-07-18 09:23 - kathaclysm

The conclusion shouldn't be "soda isn't so bad," the conclusion should be "wow, Snapple isn't that good!"

I'm not sure if the Snapple has any vitamins or other stuff good for you, but actual juice does have vitamins even though it is full of sugar. Add in that studies show that soda prevents calcium absorption, and the Snapple probably is better for you, but not by much.

Tap water or 100% fruit-juice are still the healthiest choices.

disagreeable agreement
2007-07-18 17:00 - killdeer

Everybody knows that soda(or pop as we call it in canada) isn't that good for you, but compared to snapple, it's not so bad.

And it's only 100% fruit juice thats good for you. Most of the stuff is just as bad as pop.

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