Another Entry in the Obnoxious Commercial Files

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I haven’t seen this commercial personally on TV, but saw it on the Interwebs via Strollerderby. It is a commercial extolling the virtues of high-fructose corn syrup of all things. What I find most obnoxious is that the mom who is concerned about the kids eating healthy comes off as a shrewish buttinsky, while the mom pouring the hideous bright red punch is all smug about feeding her kids junk. (Clinton vs. Palin?)

The commercial points us to more pro-corn syrup propaganda: sweetsurprise.com.

Hey, corn syrup industry! We object to your product because you put it in every-freaking-thing and it’s making us and our kids fat. It’s a whole lot easier to avoid — and treat yourself occasionally to — sugar than it is to avoid high-fructose corn syrup. And any Coca-Cola addict (like my husband) will tell you that Coke with sugar tastes better and is more satisfying, so even soda-heads might find it easier to consume in moderation.

I guess it’s a good thing that this propaganda campaign has been launched, because it means that people are listening to Michael Pollan and others, and avoiding the dreaded corn syrup. Maybe we can use it to run our cars instead.

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