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2012-01-02 08:11:54 PM
If there was one on that bottle of rum I finished this weekend, I may have drank more in moderation.

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2012-01-02 08:15:53 PM
I would actually like to know how many calories and grams of fat are in a shot of Bailey's. Not that I drink much of it, but still.
 
2012-01-02 08:20:53 PM
I'm trying to imagine my response if someone with whom I was sharing drinks declined one because of caloric content. I don't think it would be a particularly kind one.
 
2012-01-02 08:39:18 PM
I would rather have more information than less. If beer is making me fat, I might switch to vodka.

Seriously, though, I'm okay with nutrition labels on everything that can be consumed (though it would be a waste for bottled water). It won't be enough to put people off their favorite beverage, but it might help moderate some people's consumption.

And who knows, I may get beer...with electrolytes!
 
2012-01-02 08:55:21 PM
Pocket Ninja: I'm trying to imagine my response if someone with whom I was sharing drinks declined one because of caloric content.

This can be avoided by drinking exclusively MGD 64.
 
2012-01-02 08:56:26 PM
Probably won't change my habits...the only fat calories that I count when drinking are the ones that waddle through the door on ladies night. And there are always far too many for my liking.
 
2012-01-02 09:06:11 PM
don't we all know beer is caloric? what about a warning label that alcohol will lead to farking fat/ugly chicks?

/fine with labels, but this should be common knowledge...
 
2012-01-02 09:08:28 PM
An excellent idea.
 
2012-01-02 09:13:09 PM
Id love it. You can look up beer already, but im curious about a lot of drinks. Not that it would stop me, but still.
 
2012-01-02 09:50:01 PM
The person who invents calorie-free alcoholic beverages will become a multi-billionaire.
 
2012-01-02 10:06:51 PM

The First Four Black Sabbath Albums: The person who invents calorie-free alcoholic beverages will become a multi-billionaire.


also a witch, as alcohol is basically sugar...

/weed is calorie-free
//until the munchies hit...
 
2012-01-02 10:22:35 PM
First we give women a vote.

Then we give 18 year olds a vote.

Now we're surprised that every law that comes down the pike is designed to appeal to 18 year old girls and line congressional pockets.
 
2012-01-02 10:24:03 PM

Snarfangel: I would rather have more information than less. If beer is making me fat, I might switch to vodka.

Seriously, though, I'm okay with nutrition labels on everything that can be consumed (though it would be a waste for bottled water). It won't be enough to put people off their favorite beverage, but it might help moderate some people's consumption.

And who knows, I may get beer...with electrolytes!


It's what plants over 21 crave
 
2012-01-02 10:32:47 PM
Mrs. Love Zombie and I used to frequent a bar back in college. The day bartender would not let us pay for drinks. He was so lonely there most of the time that he was happy for the company. He invented a drink that we dubbed the Hollering Orgasm (his name was Holler). It consisted of vodka, Kahlua, Baileys, Amaretto, Frangelico, and cream. We would have, oh, about five of those each, then go back to the dorms and schtup our little brains out for hours. Which was a good thing, since I figure each of those babies was around 800 calories.

/drunk story bro
 
2012-01-02 10:43:19 PM

dahmers love zombie: Mrs. Love Zombie and I used to frequent a bar back in college. The day bartender would not let us pay for drinks. He was so lonely there most of the time that he was happy for the company. He invented a drink that we dubbed the Hollering Orgasm (his name was Holler). It consisted of vodka, Kahlua, Baileys, Amaretto, Frangelico, and cream. We would have, oh, about five of those each, then go back to the dorms and schtup our little brains out for hours. Which was a good thing, since I figure each of those babies was around 800 calories.

/drunk story bro


Well, I hope you let him join in a few times, at least, considering how lonely he was and how he was providing you with free drinks.
 
2012-01-02 10:44:35 PM

RexTalionis: dahmers love zombie: Mrs. Love Zombie and I used to frequent a bar back in college. The day bartender would not let us pay for drinks. He was so lonely there most of the time that he was happy for the company. He invented a drink that we dubbed the Hollering Orgasm (his name was Holler). It consisted of vodka, Kahlua, Baileys, Amaretto, Frangelico, and cream. We would have, oh, about five of those each, then go back to the dorms and schtup our little brains out for hours. Which was a good thing, since I figure each of those babies was around 800 calories.

/drunk story bro

Well, I hope you let him join in a few times, at least, considering how lonely he was and how he was providing you with free drinks.


Moral of the story, don't give freebies to the boyfriends.
 
2012-01-02 11:13:08 PM
I don't have to read it, do I?
 
2012-01-03 12:04:03 AM
8 bottles = 1 serving?
 
2012-01-03 12:04:09 AM
How do you think my neck got the way it was? Hell I down at least half a fifth during half time
 
2012-01-03 12:04:33 AM

"And just as there are warnings on tobacco products, Waldrop said, the alcohol label should include safe consumption levels: one drink a day for women, two a day for men."


Only two drinks a day? If I wanted to drink that little I'd go to Sunday Mass.

 
2012-01-03 12:05:41 AM

dahmers love zombie: Mrs. Love Zombie and I used to frequent a bar back in college. The day bartender would not let us pay for drinks. He was so lonely there most of the time that he was happy for the company. He invented a drink that we dubbed the Hollering Orgasm (his name was Holler). It consisted of vodka, Kahlua, Baileys, Amaretto, Frangelico, and cream. We would have, oh, about five of those each, then go back to the dorms and schtup our little brains out for hours. Which was a good thing, since I figure each of those babies was around 800 calories.

/drunk story bro


And is that where the little love zombies came from?
 
2012-01-03 12:07:42 AM
And?
 
2012-01-03 12:07:56 AM
I couldn't care less if there's 5cals in a beer or 500, but as someone with soft teeth I would like to know how much sugar content my booze has so I can choose a low-sugar version...
 
2012-01-03 12:13:07 AM
Double rum and diet, drink at a 2:1 pitch with Bicardi superior - your face goes number after a 12:6 concoction and it's less than 400 calories.
 
2012-01-03 12:13:36 AM
so the healthiest way to drink is just everclear straight up, right?
 
2012-01-03 12:15:43 AM
2 shots tequila over ice
Juice of 1 lime
Splash of club soda

It's called a "NorCal margarita" and it has very few calories. Not much sugar, so you can drink a few and not get a hangover.

/drinking one right now.
 
2012-01-03 12:16:27 AM
Meh, my x once pointed out that I regularly drank my 2000~2500 cals. That's why she's my ex
 
2012-01-03 12:16:39 AM
Im ok with this have some premixed mudslides leftover from sat night in the fridge and i want to know how many extra min on the stair master each one is

/gays have to worry about these things
 
2012-01-03 12:17:12 AM

theolinc: so the healthiest way to drink is just everclear straight up, right?


www.indelibleinc.com

Exactly, you need to guard those precious bodily from the Commie bastards! That's why I only drink pure grain alcohol and rainwater.
 
2012-01-03 12:17:20 AM

MrEricSir: 2 shots tequila over ice
Juice of 1 lime
Splash of club soda

It's called a "NorCal margarita" and it has very few calories. Not much sugar, so you can drink a few and not get a hangover.

/drinking one right now.


Except that your body converts ethanol to sugar.
 
2012-01-03 12:17:59 AM
Maybe this would shut up all the twats who say things like:
"Guinness is a manly beer, thick an syrupy, like drinking a loaf of bread"

Besides the BMC light beers, Guinness is the lightest thing out there at a meager 126 calories. Without the nitrogen tap, the mouthfeel is damn close to water. Crystal Lite would be just a thick an manly as Guinness if you severed it on nitrogen.
 
2012-01-03 12:19:06 AM

chitownmike: Meh, my x once pointed out that I regularly drank my 2000~2500 cals. That's why she's my ex


That's what your ex-liver said, also.
 
2012-01-03 12:19:25 AM
I would be OK with this. ESPECIALLY if they were forced to list the alcohol content clearly as well. Seems that the only beers that actually list alcohol content prominently are Imperials that are a bit over the top(>8%).

Can we PUHLEEEZE work in an exemption for bottled water into this law? Im sick of seeing the "tits on a boar" listing on those bottles. If its 0% across the board, do we REALLY need to list it? how about a simpler substitute of "this product has absolutely no nutritional content whatsoever."?

/sorry Russian Imperial Stout I had an inkling you were around 10% ABV when I noticed my mouth was burning a bit due to the alcohol content.
//not that I minded as you were incredibly, INCREDIBLY tasty.
 
2012-01-03 12:19:38 AM
I wonder if they'll sue to *stop* Guinness from printing their nutrition labels. They weren't allowed to keep pointing out it was full of antioxidants, although my shampoo can say that.

I expect to see nutrition labels with nothing but calories and sugars. Got thiamine, so your heavy drinkers of Guinness never get Korsakoff's? That's a secret.

/Can't drink anything now...
//have a pint for me.
 
2012-01-03 12:20:24 AM

A Fark Handle: The First Four Black Sabbath Albums: The person who invents calorie-free alcoholic beverages will become a multi-billionaire.

also a witch, as alcohol is basically sugar...

/weed is calorie-free
//until the munchies hit...


Alcohol is not sugar. Not even a little bit.
 
2012-01-03 12:20:44 AM

potterydove: Except that your body converts ethanol to sugar.


True, but it ain't much compared to the margarita mixes they sell at Safeway.
 
2012-01-03 12:21:57 AM
It was bad enough when all of the alcoholic beverages started advertising themselves as cholesterol free.

Maybe someone should start labeling Irish Cream as ``The only alcoholic beverage that can contain cholesterol.''

/if my drink has cholesterol in it, I'd like to know what animal parts they put in it.
 
2012-01-03 12:22:21 AM
I don't think that we really need nutrition labels on alcohol, but it probably wouldn't hurt, either. Besides, it'd be interesting to see for some of my favorite drinks.
 
2012-01-03 12:22:21 AM
While we're at it, how about nutrition facts for pot brownies?
 
2012-01-03 12:22:45 AM
There is one, subby:

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Right there. Tells me all I need to know.
 
2012-01-03 12:23:26 AM

make me some tea: I would actually like to know how many calories and grams of fat are in a shot of Bailey's. Not that I drink much of it, but still.


this.
 
2012-01-03 12:23:59 AM

A Fark Handle: don't we all know beer is caloric?


What? I had no idea! Why didn't somebody tell me?!

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2012-01-03 12:26:24 AM
This would also help all the diabetics who need to count all the carbs and sugars they consume.
 
2012-01-03 12:29:39 AM

LabGrrl: I wonder if they'll sue to *stop* Guinness from printing their nutrition labels. They weren't allowed to keep pointing out it was full of antioxidants, although my shampoo can say that.

I expect to see nutrition labels with nothing but calories and sugars. Got thiamine, so your heavy drinkers of Guinness never get Korsakoff's? That's a secret.

/Can't drink anything now...
//have a pint for me.


You drink your shampoo?!
 
2012-01-03 12:30:33 AM
The world needs more svelte alcoholics.
 
2012-01-03 12:31:32 AM

Gyrfalcon: LabGrrl: I wonder if they'll sue to *stop* Guinness from printing their nutrition labels. They weren't allowed to keep pointing out it was full of antioxidants, although my shampoo can say that.

I expect to see nutrition labels with nothing but calories and sugars. Got thiamine, so your heavy drinkers of Guinness never get Korsakoff's? That's a secret.

/Can't drink anything now...
//have a pint for me.

You drink your shampoo?!


Only before I stopped drinking the guinness.
Well, after I stopped drinking the guinness that one time, but before I stopped drinking all the guinness.
/It had a lovely raspberry flavor, and went with the taco sauce.
 
2012-01-03 12:32:09 AM

MrEricSir: 2 shots tequila over ice
Juice of 1 lime
Splash of club soda

It's called a "NorCal margarita" and it has very few calories. Not much sugar, so you can drink a few and not get a hangover.

/drinking one right now.


I'd say you're twixt 180 and 200 cals there. A shot of tequila is about 90 cals
 
2012-01-03 12:38:04 AM
Ironically, the current ATF policy is you cannot put a nutritional label, including calorie information, on alcoholic products because they don't want to imply to consumers that alcohol has any nutritional content. The only exception is when you're specifically saying it's less calories than some other drink (usually your own non-lite beer.)

Held, caloric and carbohydrate representations made without qualification in the labeling and advertising of malt beverages are considered to be misleading and contrary to the provisions of 27 CFR 7.29(e) and 7.54(e), since they create the impression that the product has value as a dietary aid.

And there has been at least one case where they required a brewer to remove the nutritional label from their product.
 
2012-01-03 12:39:33 AM

cardex: Im ok with this have some premixed mudslides leftover from sat night in the fridge and i want to know how many extra min on the stair master each one is

/gays have to worry about these things


That's a pretty idiotic statement. There are plenty of fat gays and skinny straights. I think we all know that lipstick lesbians and GQ gays are the minority (of the minority), so please don't act like you have the market cornered on being concerned about your figure.

Now, I'm all for having this information. I was dumbfounded to learn how many calories were in a fruity Colt beverage. I'm not ashamed to say that I'm a sucker for watermelon flavored drinks. I can't tell you why because they all taste like sh*t, but I love watermelon and I keep searching for that perfect drink, which I know doesn't exist.
 
2012-01-03 12:39:46 AM
...safe consumption levels: one drink a day for women, two a day for men.

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