Fun's Over, Fatty: Alcohol Could Get Nutritional Labels Soon

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Yeah, laugh it up now, assholes — because you're gonna be crying as soon as you find out exactly how many calories are in that 78-ounce mango tangotini.

Apparently nutritional labeling on alcohol has been in the works for awhile:

The U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, which is part of the Treasury Department, proposed a labeling rule in 2007 that would require alcoholic beverage manufacturers to include calories, carbohydrates, fat and protein content on their labels, but it has yet to make a decision on whether to implement the rule. It announced last week that manufacturers could add this information if they wanted to.


Apparently both consumers and the liquor companies want the labeling — we want it so we can know exactly how fat and happy the booze will make us, and liquor companies want it so that they can market their sad diet beer to the ladies.



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Pope Alexander

I just got back from London where calorie counts are all over the menus and while it was useful, I also think that part of going out to eat — if it's done rarely as a "treat" — should be about spoiling yourself and not necessarily obsessing over calories for a change.