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(Collector's Weekly)   Back in the day, soda pop was sold in pharmacies and packed with alcohol and narcotics. Now all we get is sugar, if we're lucky   (collectorsweekly.com) divider line 3
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2014-04-11 12:02:19 AM  
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Farnn: While HFCS was added to a lot of foods in the 80s and on, there were a lot of other changes that happened too.


And I hate to be "that guy"... but just eating more.  God, now I am gonna be "that guy" but I'll let it rip.  When I was a kid in the 80's it was a treat to get an oreo or a whole $0.50 to get a candy bar.  Now I see my sister's kid and his friends (he's 5)... and they're allowed to eat *anything* they want, all day long.  Seriously stuffing their faces with whatever they want.  Its kinda gross.
2014-04-10 09:38:45 PM  
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optikeye: Fun fact.

Before 1980. High Fructose Corn Syrup did not exist as a commercial additive and was not used in products. How did we manage? Well we managed much thinner.

The Soda industry adopted HFCS as it's sweetener..helped by subsidies from congress.

Yes, not too long ago in the early 80's and 70's most products---even things like soup, ketchup, bread, tomato sauce etc did not contain HFCS--or even added sugars. Look at any label day and HFCS is probably the second or third item on the list.

In the 70's and early 80's being overweight was far more rare than it is today.

/I will say a welcome trend is some products are now labeling their items as 'contains no HFCS'...and why did it ever contain it?


HFCS and sugar are the same thing.  It's the added sugar in everything that is a problem no matter where it comes from.  Sugar, HFCS, honey, concentrated grape juice, pure cane juice, it's all the same chemically and all bad for you.  Soda may have actually been healthier when it had cocaine in it if there was less sugar.
2014-04-10 09:35:09 PM  
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Fun fact.

Before 1980. High Fructose Corn Syrup did not exist as a commercial additive and was not used in products. How did we manage? Well we managed much thinner.

The Soda industry adopted HFCS as it's sweetener..helped by subsidies from congress.

Yes, not too long ago in the early 80's and 70's most products---even things like soup, ketchup, bread, tomato sauce etc did not contain HFCS--or even added sugars. Look at any label day and HFCS is probably the second or third item on the list.

In the 70's and early 80's being overweight was far more rare than it is today.

/I will say a welcome trend is some products are now labeling their items as 'contains no HFCS'...and why did it ever contain it?
 
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