'Honest' Version of Coca Cola's Anti-Obesity Ad Is Actually a Scary…

Here's the new Coca-Cola commercial, in which the brand brags about all it's doing to help people consume fewer calories: "Across our portfolio of over 650 beverages, we now offer over 180 low and no calorie choices," the narrator explains. If you like, you can also watch the new Coca-Cola commercial explaining how… » 1/17/13 10:45am 1/17/13 10:45am

Sugar Company's Ad Concept: Sweet, Sweet Pastries Are as Good as Porn

A new ad campaign for Sugar In The Raw gives new meaning to food porn: A chocolate cake is photographed like a crotch, purposely pixelated and called a "forbidden pleasure," with the words "enter here." Cupcakes with cherry "nipples" are censored, as though they are breasts. Sure, it's a cheeky play on the brand's… » 10/01/12 6:45pm 10/01/12 6:45pm

High Fructose Corn Syrup Fails to Reinvent Itself as 'Corn Sugar'

The makers of high fructose corn syrup are no doubt crying sugar sweet tears into their sodas today over the news that the FDA has ruled that they cannot change the name of their product to "corn sugar." The Corn Refiners Association had asked to change the name because they said people had a "bad impression of HFCS… » 5/30/12 11:15pm 5/30/12 11:15pm

We Live in a Country Where Two-Year-Olds are Getting Root Canals

Sick of hearing about sugar and all the ways it's wrecking our bodies? Too bad: Today there's yet another scary report about the hazards of sweetness. Today's New York Times goes inside an oral surgery operating room where a two-and-a-half year old is getting a root canal and some fillings, because 11 of his 20 baby… » 3/06/12 11:20am 3/06/12 11:20am

Kids Are Eating Sugar Like It's Going Out of Style (Which It Is)

There has been a lot of fretting lately about just how much sugar we're all consuming, but we are particularly freaked out about what our kids are eating. Well, now it turns out we're right to worry because they are eating a shit-ton of sugar every day. Why? Well, for the same reason we grown-ups do: because having… » 3/01/12 2:00pm 3/01/12 2:00pm

Your Brain Doesn't Know the Difference Between Ice Cream and Crack

We all joke about being addicted to dessert or salt or various other vices, but in the case of ice cream, one new study has shown that it actually does share some characteristics with drugs. It sets off the pleasure centers of our brain in the same way, but it's also now clear that when you eat a lot of ice cream, you… » 2/24/12 9:40am 2/24/12 9:40am

Enabling Mom Throws Sugar-Addicted Child Elaborate, 'Candy Fantasy'…

Derek, 5, has just graduated from preschool
and his mother Donna wants to throw the most decadent and expensive candy-themed party ever — Derek's addiction to sweets be damned! Though her son clearly has an affinity for the sugary stuff, through the season premiere episode of TLC's Outrageous Kid Parties made it… » 8/18/11 5:00pm 8/18/11 5:00pm