Have you seen the newest Coca-Cola ad yet? Whether you believe it or not, Coke might have actually taken a step in the right direction with this one! It’s a 2 minute commercial for Coke beverages, focusing on the awareness of calories in the drinks you consume, and it is aiming at bringing people together in the fight against obesity.
Coca-Cola, the largest beverage company in the world, really has an important role in this fight. Millions of people consume their products every day, and obesity has been directly linked to excessive amounts of calories taken in per day. It seems like a great step in the right direction to significantly raise awareness of the calorie content of the drinks you are consuming, and to point out that there are plenty of alternative drinks that contain a lot less calories.
As you can imagine, opinions are very divided on this one! On the surface, it seems like Coke is doing a good thing with this ad, but lots of people condemn it as just another way of making even more profit, not caring about the health and happiness of their consumers.
I will just post the video here and let you have your own opinion! You can also head over to YouTube and check out what others have to say about this!
I personally think its a good step for Coke to come out and do an ad like this. It sure can’t hurt to raise the awareness of the calorie content of certain soft drinks and their link to obesity, and to put more focus on less calorie drinks to maintain a healthier weight. I am not sure about the Aspartame issue, but for myself I found that I am not concerned enough to completely eliminate diet soft drinks from my diet. I mean, the most I have ever had was 2 cans in one day. I have days when I don’t drink any at all. But on most days, I find if I get cravings in the evening for something sweet, a diet soft drink can help me to satisfy them and prevent me from grabbing a chocolate bar.
I have tried Diet Coke and Coke Zero, and I do like Coke Zero better, I think it has a fuller flavor. But you know what? The one I like best is still “Pepsi MAX” 😉
What soft drink habits do you have?