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Memo to fat slobs out there: drink water...

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by tibor75, May 24, 2004.

  1. tibor75

    tibor75 Banned

    yeah, this isn't getting out of hand...

    LOS ANGELES - Coca-Cola Co. on Monday unveiled C2, a cola with about half the carbohydrates of the original, and a new advertising campaign designed to sell the drink to devotees of trendy Atkins-style diets.

    Coca-Cola C2, featuring the familiar red label, but with black lettering instead of the traditional white, will be available in U.S. stores in early June, the company said at a promotional event in Hollywood.

    Cola wars are brewing over the low-carb craze. Rival PepsiCo Inc. <PEP.N> said on Monday that it would launch its own mid-carbohydrate soda in mid-June.

    An 8-ounce serving of C2 has 45 calories and 12 grams of carbohydrates, compared with 100 calories and 27 grams of carbohydrates with original Coke, the company said.

    The start of Coca-Cola's ad campaign for C2, which features the tagline "Half the Carbs, Half the Cals, All the Great Taste," will be tied to the finals of the hit Fox talent show "American Idol" on Tuesday and Wednesday, the company said.

    The television ads will feature The Rolling Stones' rock anthem "You Can't Always Get What You Want" and Queen's "I Want to Break Free."

    "Today's consumers are looking for choices that fit their lifestyles," said Coca-Cola North America President and Chief Operating Officer Don Knauss in a statement. "They want to keep enjoying the special cola taste that Coca-Cola delivers but with the option of a lower-carb lower cal soft drink."
     
  2. OSUsushichic

    OSUsushichic Fired up! Ready to go! Staff Member

    More people just need to get on their bikes or treadmills and exercise!!! I know it may be hard for some people, but when you're in shape you feel so much better about yourself -- more so than eater fewer carbs ever will.

    Oh yeah, and eat more sushi. :)
     
    Last edited: May 24, 2004
  3. BrutuStrength

    BrutuStrength It's time to bring it! Staff Member

    Although I'm a low-carber, I think this is pretty lame. The number of carbs in a 12 ounce drink will still be over 15, and that is a lot to consume in a single beverage, especially if people prefer eating carbs rather than drinking them. Hell, for 15 carbs I could have 4 Miller Lites. I know which choice I'll make.
     
  4. buckeyegrad

    buckeyegrad Don't Immanentize the Eschaton Staff Member

    What I find the most assinine about this campaign is that Diet Coke has zero carbs in it, so if you were serious about Atkins, shouldn't you drink that instead?? :roll2:
     
  5. NorthShoreBuck

    NorthShoreBuck True Madness Requires Significant Intelligence

    Grad

    I think Atkins was oppsed to Aspartame. He thought it had an effect on your blood sugar? You would need a lot of water if you followed the Atkins diet correctly. I am not sure what the beliefs are in caffiene.

    A principle of the diet is to eat less refined carbs. I laugh when I see all the low carb, highly processed foods offered as Atkins friendly.

    This is a marketing driven world. People will jump on a trend without a clue as to how it started or fully understanding it. It is the American way. Give people more choices they could possibly ever need.
     
  6. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    Rashmish sure likes to rail on "fat slobs" in his rants. I wonder if he's a little anorexic twiggy boy...
     
  7. tibor75

    tibor75 Banned

    Or maybe I"m just tired of trying to slog through 10 inches of lard to find their femoral arteries in the cath lab.
     
  8. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    Or maybe I"m just tired of trying to slog through 10 inches of lard to find their femoral arteries in the cath lab.

    More like the 10 inches of your own colon your head is up...
     
  9. tibor75

    tibor75 Banned

    :lol:
    Wow, the pangs of jealousy. I love it.
     
  10. BuckNutty

    BuckNutty Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Staff Member Bookie

    Man I wish I could send out a memo to all the fatties in the cath lab you've worked on and the ones you will work on. Maybe they could sit on you :lol:
     
  11. tibor75

    tibor75 Banned

    :lol:
    It's great when somebody who actually has intelligence pipes up and gives a good comeback. It's rather boring to argue with a dullard like Mililani.
     
  12. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    Wow, the pangs of jealousy. I love it.

    Let's see, you're in the shit hole of Pennsylvania trying to stick needles in "fat slobs" for a living, while I get to work all day doing web stuff on a computer in Hawaii and get paid for it. Yeah, I'm envious alright...
     
  13. tibor75

    tibor75 Banned

    you certainly act like it.
     
  14. vrbryant

    vrbryant Ever thus to ____ers Staff Member

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    Last edited: Feb 7, 2007
  15. Brutus1

    Brutus1 Don't be penurious, donate to the BP Spring Dr.

    The low carb craze has hit a new low. I actually saw an advertisement for low carb vitamins !! That was hilarious.
     

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