Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Not for Nothin, but ...


Did you know that this single, average sized bottle of Grape Soda contains almost 500 calories?

Surrounded by living plants which give life back, and flanked by more life-affirming choices such as filtered water and even your average morning coffee (swap soy milk for cream, honey, agave or other natural sweetness for sugar -- or go without!), I'm asking this Grape Soda to consider choice and consequence as we approach the 25th Anniversary of the groundbreaking Black Women's Health Imperative.

Really want One to Grow On, kids?
Check the chemical content:
  • High fructose corn syrup
  • Citric acid
  • "artificial grape flavors" (whatever that means)
  • Sodium benzoate ("preservative")
  • Red 40
  • Blue 1 (imagine your insides dyed purple for days)

Yeah, its tasty as hell...in a murderous sorta way.

Good Morning, y'all!

p.s. I have a strong and perhaps irrational detestation of the phrase "Not for nothin." I mean. What does that mean? It sets off all of my grammar-flares in a twitchy sorta way. This, friends, is the Linguist reaching out. Sometimes, ya need a little help.

1 comment:

Shelagh said...

how, awful. here i was not even wanting a grape soda pop, and now penz does it again. i'm all flipped up inside longing for something i haven't even thought about buying in a long time. but of course, i cannot indulge the longing, giving the context of the anti-homage to grape pop... better not be for nothin'. 's all i'm sayin'.