>> Friday, September 12, 2008
Have you seen the ads? If you haven't, well, take a moment and watch them.
What did you think? If you're like me, you found them funny at first, and then a little creepy and very contrived.
I was going to write a big long post ranting about these commercials, but I've decided instead to link to a few other blogs that have already ranted against these commercials. I will say this: corn is so processed during HFCS that calling it natural is like calling a plastic bottle natural because its molecules originated in the ground. So, yeah, HFCS is from corn. For that matter, gift cards, coffee cups, and blankets are also made from corn but I'm not about to chow down on a coffee cup.
Anyway, take a look at these different blogs and what they have to say about these ads.
LiveWell 360 made me laugh with her take on the ads: High Fructose Corn Syrup for President
The Consumerist called it badvertising and had this great title for their blog post: It Looks Like High Fructose Corn Syrup Manufacturers Are Getting a Little Nervous
Serious Eats has an interesting discussion on the ads: Pro-HFCS Ads: Do They Bother You?
Then there's this great post from BlogHer that takes on the commercials point by point: High Fructose Corn Syrup Ads and Evaluating Information
There are many, many others, but those posts really resonated with me. The scary thing about these ads is that they'll probably work. There are so many people out there that just need that little bit of reassurance to forget about HFCS and eating healthier. It's only corn, right?