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Old 29 March 2010, 07:36 PM
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Comment: I read an article today about how this was an ad put out by the
“Soda Pop Board of America” that feeding soda and sugary drinks to babies
helps them live a better life as they get older. Is this ad for real?

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Old 29 March 2010, 07:39 PM
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There is no way that the phrase "other sugary carbonated beverages" fits the ad's supposed timeframe.
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Old 29 March 2010, 07:41 PM
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Well, a quick search for "Soda Pop Board of America" turns up nothing but the ad in the OP, and a great number of those sites claim that no such organization has existed. It's still possible that despite the name ("of America" does imply some clout) it was a small, unimportant group or something, but I kind of doubt it.
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Old 29 March 2010, 07:41 PM
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Found another debunking about it.
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Old 29 March 2010, 07:42 PM
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"Soda Pop Board of America" sounds redonkulous. It used to be the National Soft Drink Association," and is now the American Beverage Association.
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Old 29 March 2010, 07:43 PM
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Also back then, they could spell "guaranteed."
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Old 29 March 2010, 08:06 PM
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The real ads about soda and children are creepy enough, though.
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Old 29 March 2010, 08:10 PM
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Uhm...

Ew!
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Old 29 March 2010, 08:21 PM
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I have a friend that only drinks cola if it's mixed with milk. It's not so crazily far removed from a float or a paralyzer.
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Old 29 March 2010, 08:25 PM
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Also back then, they could spell "guaranteed."
And were less likely to use "them" as a singular pronoun.
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Old 29 March 2010, 08:32 PM
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And they probably didn't have photoshop to flip the direction the Coca Cola writing went on the bottle
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Old 29 March 2010, 08:42 PM
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Cherry Vanilla Cream Dr. Pepper was a childhood treat. Back before you could get pre-mixed Cherry Vanilla Dr. Pepper. We’d use vanilla extract, maraschino cherry juice, and cream if we had it. Since all of our family drinks coffee black, we usually had to use milk.
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Old 29 March 2010, 08:45 PM
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I have a friend that only drinks cola if it's mixed with milk.
Is your friend's name Laverne?
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Old 29 March 2010, 08:48 PM
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And they probably didn't have photoshop to flip the direction the Coca Cola writing went on the bottle
They did have something called "turn the negative upside down in the enlarger" though.
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7-Up in milk isn't any worse than Hershey's chocolate in milk; the chocolate syrup may have a tiny bit of iron and calcium, but it also has the stimulant theobromine. 7-Up is just sugar, water, and a little citric flavor, not even any dyes. If you've got a kid that doesn't like milk, and needs more calcium and vitamin A in his diet, and a couple of tablespoons of 7-Up in a cup of milk will get himto drink it, that's not so bad, particularly if we're talking about an elementary-school aged kid. It's way, way better than non-caffeine free, diet Dr. Pepper in a baby's bottle, which I have seen, and I mean a real baby, under a year, or at least not walking, and pretty small. And I've seen people giving even smaller babies things like Sprite and Orange Crush in 8oz bottles all the time, apparently thinking it's pretty much just like juice, not considering that carbonation is going to give the baby gas, juice at least has vitamin C, and most doctors advise diluting juice for infants, and not giving more than four ounces of diluted juice at once.
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7-Up in milk isn't any worse than Hershey's chocolate in milk;
Except that one tastes horrible, the other tastes delicious.
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Old 29 March 2010, 09:25 PM
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Except that one tastes horrible, the other tastes delicious.
My immediate thought was that the 7-Up would cause the milk to curdle. I guess it's probably not actually acidic enough for that, but still.
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It's way, way better than non-caffeine free, diet Dr. Pepper in a baby's bottle, which I have seen, and I mean a real baby, under a year, or at least not walking, and pretty small. And I've seen people giving even smaller babies things like Sprite and Orange Crush in 8oz bottles all the time, apparently thinking it's pretty much just like juice, not considering that carbonation is going to give the baby gas, juice at least has vitamin C, and most doctors advise diluting juice for infants, and not giving more than four ounces of diluted juice at once.

When I was about a year old, I got very sick. I threw up everything I ate. The doctor recommended ginger ale, but I threw that up, too. Finally, mom gave me Coke. It was the only thing that would stay down. She was horribly embarrassed because other kids weren’t allowed to have Coke and she caught quite a bit of flack from the nosey types. This was 1962 and she also worked outside the home. No one was nominating her for mother of the year.
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Flat Coke has long been recommended for throwing up type stuff. It's sterile straight out of the can/bottle (if previously opened) and has a little nutritional value.

The thing with a sick child is to just give a few sips of anything at intevals. One big swig won't stay down.
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Old 29 March 2010, 09:43 PM
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Oh my goodness gracious, Gayle! She worked outside the home AND gave you Coke? Your mother's antics have offended my delicate sensibilities.
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