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Date: 05/25/13 06:42 PM

19 Responses to 10 Classic Sugar & Cereal Industry Ads [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8044 posts
    May 25, 2013 at 6:14 pm
    Link: 10 Classic Sugar & Cereal Industry Ads - God we were/are gullible. How sweet it is!
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14653 posts
    May 25, 2013 at 6:58 pm
    I see a class action suit
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36842 posts
    May 25, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    Candy for dieting? Sure thing! AYDS candies. {pronounced just like the disease}. They were diet candies supposed to reduce appetite. But the disease came along in the 80s and no one wanted to gorge on AIDS anymore.

    Also there were antacids you don`t see on the shelf anymore.

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    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
    3564 posts
    May 25, 2013 at 7:26 pm
    I really don`t understand why people who used to think lard was a condiment, pure cream was something you drink straight, and kids could eat as much candy as they could get their hands on were nowhere near as fat as we are now. I blame corn syrup being added to goddamn everything, and artificial sweeteners completely screwing our sugar metabolism.
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    handimanner Male 60-69
    2095 posts
    May 25, 2013 at 8:49 pm
    It`s all I, all I, ev-ev-ever ea-ea-eatttt.....
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    ggolbez Male 18-29
    1933 posts
    May 25, 2013 at 9:22 pm
    Pure sugar isn`t all THAT bad (granted, not nearly as good as these adds proclaim). But it is Cornsyrup that is the real culprit.
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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
    3894 posts
    May 25, 2013 at 9:42 pm
    @SarahofBorg--or perhaps an increasingly sedentary lifestyle. There were fewer screens to be glued to back then.
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    CodeJockey Male 40-49
    5611 posts
    May 26, 2013 at 12:14 am
    It`s not the cake that makes you fat. It`s the glass of milk you drink with it.
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    madduck Female 50-59
    7607 posts
    May 26, 2013 at 12:27 am
    I can`t remember when sugar came off ration, but late enough that when I was a child it was still a luxury, so it never featured much in my life. But oddly my partner still believes that sugar is good for you- I had a hell of a time when the children were small stopping him and his parent feeding them sweets all the time. I rarely have sugar- I never add it to food, yet he over sweetens everything- will even eat it straight from the bowl.
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    kcpd2050 Male 40-49
    330 posts
    May 26, 2013 at 12:42 am
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    ledgehead Male 40-49
    633 posts
    May 26, 2013 at 6:52 am
    I had a friend who`s mother would pack him a sugar sandwich each day for lunch. Two pieces of bread, butter and sugar!
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    Krowley Male 30-39
    696 posts
    May 26, 2013 at 7:47 am
    "After play rehearsal, she`ll Watusi with the gang"

    I think that`s code for pornography...

    ...which is a great way to burn sugar calories.
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    mikesex Male 60-69
    119 posts
    May 26, 2013 at 8:30 am

    Thanks for the flashback; God, they were delicious.

    Also my gran used to wrap a spoonful of sugar in a lettuce leaf! Miracle that I kept my teeth.
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    randomxnp Male 30-39
    1293 posts
    May 26, 2013 at 8:56 am

    There is no difference to your body between sugar and corn syrup. The reason it caused problems was the same reason for almost all problems in the world: government. Lobbyists and activist "scientists" persuaded government of one side of the debate of which was causing ill-health and weight rise out of fat and sugar, and the US government shut down the other side. It then subsidised corn syrup production, making it cheap to add to anything to make people want to eat it, even bread (as a Brit I cannot stand American bread, it is horribly sweet).

    So as usual a libertarian attitude to government would have massively reduced the problem.

    As I always say, if government is the answer then it must have been a bloody stupid question.
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    Pooptart19 Male 18-29
    2441 posts
    May 26, 2013 at 10:01 am
    randomxnp, a libertarian Brit? Mind = blown.
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    Quackor Male 18-29
    2856 posts
    May 26, 2013 at 11:44 am
    and today we are fatter than those times
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    Magentab0b Female 30-39
    1467 posts
    May 27, 2013 at 5:22 am
    So it`s the fault of soda?
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    SavageChef Female 50-59
    2692 posts
    May 28, 2013 at 6:47 am
    The one about kids being thin made me sad. We live right by several schools, and when school lets out, I know not to try to leave the neighborhood, as my car will be blocked by fat, waddling children and high schoolers, who look to be middle-aged. As they slowly drag by, their enormous, swollen bellies ballooning in front of them, I remember that when I was a kid, we usually had "the fat girl" and "the fat boy." One or two kids in the entire school were obese. That was it.

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