New Ad Says Drinking Coca Cola Is Part of a 'Healthy Lifestyle'

A new ad for Coca Cola advises drinking the brown flavored bubbly corn syrup water isn't unhealthy at all — instead, it's a part of a wholesome, healthy lifestyle like the kind your grandfather enjoyed before he died of lung cancer from all the smoking people did in the 1950's and 60's.

The ad, which is airing in the UK, is called "Grandpa (Living a Healthy Lifestyle)" and is set to Tom Jones' 'It's Not Unusual.' The spot is intended to hearken back to a simpler time when people were happier, before we were aware of all the things that were slowly killing us. You know, back when people drank Coke and called their friends "the fellas."

I hate to be a Debbie Downer, but know what's extra super not unusual, Coca Cola? Adult-onset diabetes.

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klewless
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But back then people drank a lot less soda than they do today. When I was a kid (late 60's and the 70's) my grandfather drank one bottle of Coke a day at about 2 pm. If you were lucky enough to be around at that time you could get the first "swig". Other than that we didn't drink it. We had tea or kool-aid. And people generally age healthier. Most meals were cooked and eaten at home and we were more active as there were only 3 channels on the TV and not computers or anything so we went for walks and bike rides and just generally live outdoors.