UPDATE: The ad appears to be a big ol’ fake. I’m not too proud to admit that I was fooled. (More true confessions: when I was younger someone once told me that the word ‘gullible’ wasn’t in the dictionary. My honest reply – “Really?”)
However, judging by the comments on the original post (see below) there are several people who seem to feel that babies should be drinking a little Co-Cola with their formula or breast milk. I was pretty surprised by that — it’s one thing to say that a kid should be allowed to have a sip of soda, but quite another to say that soda is something they should be drinking. Seems weird to me. Anyone else?
Original post, and comments, follow:
We all know that, on occasion, advertisements can offer some fairly crappy advice. Back in the day, though, ads had no shame.
Here’s a great example: “For a better start in life, start COLA earlier!”
Why give your kids cola? Well, according to the ad, it “Promotes Active Lifestyle!” And also “Boosts Personality!” Plus, it “Gives body essential sugars!” (Well-written piece, don’t you think?)
ESSENTIAL SUGARS. Love it.
Do you let your kids drink soda? What age did you give it to them?