There were no diet colas or other soft drinks when we grew up. All our drinks
were the high octane sugary blasts of concentrated energy--the real thing.
Saccharin was for your grandparents who had to watch their sugar intake.
Give soda to a young child along with
some chocolate and what you got there folks is rocket fuel. Surprised NASA never
tried to use it in their rockets. I guess it might have left a really messy
brown trail of bubbles and chocolate mist.
Remember the rush from a glass of
Coke! They said Coke and PEPSI and other drinks would do all sorts of things to
us from rotting out our bellies to giving us all sorts of internal maladies. Why
if it can take paint off a car, it must be able to do bad things to our insides.
Yet somehow we survived.
And while we drank that sugar, we ate
all those other terrible sugary things like Twinkies, Ring Dings, Funny Bones,
Butterfingers, cotton candy, bubble gum, candied applies, and Bonomo's Turkish
Taffy. Oh the dentist bills our parents' envisioned us incurring, with each
mouthful of sweet stuff. But I'll bet there are still quite a few original teeth
in our mouths.
be honest...how many of you lived to tell about pigging-out on penny candy at
the local candy store? Of course you did. May have gotten one heck of a
belly-ache, but you endured.
Remember the taste of a Dugan's
cupcake and that deliciously sweet thick icing? How about those cream doughnuts
with confectionary sugar and icing on top! Ever lick Mom's icing bowl after she
finished a cake? You are still here to read these words.
Can you remember any of your friends
dying from excessive sugar intake. All that sugar may have driven your parents a
little goofy, and gotten your teacher upset, but you came through all right.
Yes....how did we survive all that
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