Registered: Nov 2001
09-17-12 11:37 PM
In practice, this just means that kids will buy 2 12-ounce cans instead of a 20-ounce bottle. So it'll cost them more money and they'll consume more sugar than they did before the law.
Fruit juice and smoothies are bad, too, but I guess they had better lobbyists. The fruit sugar is "healthier" than high-fructose corn syrup, but there's an awful lot of sugar in those things and little of the fiber you get when eating whole fruit that counteracts the carbs. A McDonalds' smoothie has more calories per ounce than soda.