Saturday, April 9, 2011

For a Better Start in Life, Start Cola Earlier!

Or so these vintage ads claim! 

It's a bit small to read, so here's what is written on the ad:

"Laboratory tests over the last few years have proven that babies who start drinking soda during that early formative period have a much higher chance of gaining acceptance and "fitting in" during those awkward pre-teen and teen years. So, do yourself a favor. Do your child a favor. Start them on a strict regimen of sodas and other sugary carbonated beverages right now, for a lifetime of guaranteed happiness."

And the third ad:

"So completely wholesome that even the youngest can "fresh up," just as often as they want...and with as much as they want too."

Hunh.  That's some laboratory.

Ah, pop (or "soft drink" or "liqueur" as I grew up saying)!   We rarely partake, but every once in a while we'll buy a 2L to serve at a birthday party.  Sadly, most of it goes flat in the fridge.

I'm not a pop extremist.  I treat it like any other junk food - once in a while, in small doses.  A bottle for my baby while we visit the zoo, though?  Um, no. 

Thanks to Time Warp Wife for the good laugh :)