I noticed this US section in a supermarket in Oxford recently. I’ve seen UK sections in French supermarkets, but never US sections in UK supermarkets. UK supermarkets are hardly a paragon of food virtue, but I was amused to remember quite how silly some of the food in US supermarkets is.
I love health claims like this ‘fat free’ one on a product that has 90 calories per unit! There is some evidence that these claims have ‘halo’ effects with busy consumers interpreting ‘fat free’ as healthy.
This retro Pepsi has real sugar in it! Presumably to attract people who don’t like the nasty sweeteners in diet Pepsi or the ‘natural’ sweeteners in Coke Life. How bizarre that we’ve got ourselves to a place that ‘real sugar’ is now a thing to proclaim.
A reminder from the Fuse blog group:
Each Thursday of 2014 we’ll try and post around four pictures on the Fuse blog that capture our weeks in public health research, from the awe-inspiring to the everyday and mundane. Given that more of the latter than the former exists in most of our lives, we foresee problems compiling 208 images worth posting on our own. So this is going to have to be a group project. Send an image (or images) with a sentence or two describing what aspect of your week in public health research they sum up and we’ll post them as soon as we can. You don’t have to send four together – we can mix and match images from different people in the same week.
Normal rules apply: images you made yourself are best; if you use someone else’s image please check you’re allowed to first; if anyone’s identifiable in an image, make sure they’re happy for it to be posted; nothing rude; nothing that breaks research confidentiality etc.