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.
Come-on 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 sugar?!!