Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Zero is No Hero: A One-Minute Rant
The school where I teach has abolished all sugary drinks, which means I can no longer wash down my mystery meat school lunch surprise with a traditional Coca-Cola on ice. So today I took my chances on a Coca-Cola Zero, and that's exactly what I got. ZERO! I'm baffled by this new product that tastes and looks like a chemical-laden cup of brown Perrier. It's an insult to Asa Griggs Candler, founder of Coca-Cola. You can see it in his eyes that he would have never tolerated such a product, let alone expected anyone to buy something that consists of nothing.