Went into a Whole Foods Store yesterday. I was feeling a little down not having had breakfast or lunch, and wanted some soda to give me a little boost.
First you walk in, and it looks like you’ve just fell head first into a commune. LOL< not quite that bad, but the clientele are a rather yuppy looking bunch of seemingly neurotics about to crack.
I walked up to one of the employees and asked him where the soft drinks were. I’m thinking Coke, Seven-up, maybe an orange soda of some sort. If you’re picturing in your mind what the soda section in your super-market looks like, don’t.
It’s designer cans folks. All the little pretty soda cans have little sunbursts or some other colorful depictions instead of your typical soda graphics. Coke? Silly me. The employee explained that some can generically labeled “Cola” was what they carried. He mumbled something proudly that translated for me, “...and it doesn’t have sugar.”
I mumbled back that I was hypoglycemic and I needed some sugar, on my way out...
Freak show is about the closest way to describe it in three words or less.
Sadly, if you crave sugar you HAVE TO drink designer soda like Jones because they use REAL SUGAR from sugar cane.
Or, if you can, find Mexican Coke made with real sugar.
American multinational sodas sold in NA are laden with High fructose corn syrup(HFCS), and it is no better than turkey bacon or artificial eggs. Laden with Mercury. It's not a real thing.
I've been drinking Coke in large quantities all my life and call it quits. Drinking neat Scotch is healthier. Now I drink Coke only when vacationing outside of North America where they still use real sugar.
Drink HFCS and you are candidate for diabetes medication. In Canada, 9 million out of 37M population are diabetics. go figure.
Also, when you crave chocolate make sure what you eat. I strike out everything from convenience stores. It only looks like chocolate. No Kit Kats and Toblerone for me, ever.
You need more than high school science knowledge nowadays to stay safe. Dangerous times.
Whole foods fills a niche market of people who feel good thinking they are saving the planet. It’s capitalism at it’s best, find a sucker and relieve him of his money. P.T. Barnum would be proud!!!