Nanny Knows Best: New York City Declares War on Sugary Drinks

A man opens a soda can and pours the liquid into a glass. It’s actually a mess of goopy fat. When he tries to drink it, he ends up with fat globs on his face.

The message: Drinking just one can of soda a day can add up to 10 pounds of weight in a year.

Warning: This video is really, really gross.

Full story in the New York Post.

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  1. Bart Ingles says:

    Mmmm, Jamba…

  2. Vicki says:

    You are right!! The video is very, very gross!!!

  3. Joe S. says:

    Can you believe that New Yorker tax dollars paid for this ad?

  4. Ken says:

    I want to know how they produced the ad. Surely, that guy didn’t really drink that stuff. Did he?

  5. Zoleeta [Health IT Writer] says:


    Was pretty disgusting. I guess that’s the only way to get the message through to some people.

    Most have to see it to believe it (and most of the time, that still doesn’t work)

    That AD is just a marketing trick that tends to have an affect on people… just in a really gross way.

  6. Linda Gorman says:

    Why not have the guy sit down to a dish of oatmeal every day and end up with gloppy fat on his face?

    Half a cup of Quaker classic oatmeal has more calories than a can of Classic Coke. And a can of Coke Zero, no doubt a sugary drink in the eyes of the New York City food police has, well, zero calories.

    The message? Some people just like to demonize the foods that other people enjoy. Facts don’t have much to do with anything in food fights.

  7. Larry C. says:

    Linda, we can always count on you to shed reason and light on health care topics. Thanks for your contributions. I almost always agree with what you have to say.

  8. Bruce says:

    Hey folks, nannies are not happy unless they are nagging soneone else and making them unhappy.

  9. Neil H. says:

    I just had a great idea. Let’s hire the city of New York to make an anti-Obama-Care ad. I’m sure it would be much better than what I am seeing on TV.

    In fact the ad above is causing me to think about Obama Care already.