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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Orange you glad I'm currant with the news...?

Stand back Erin Brockawhateveryournamewas, the proles have a new hero! Or two, to be precise. A couple of New Zealand schoolgirls have just exposed a globally recognised brandname as a bunch of shifty, devious truth-benders intent on peddling us rubbish in the guise of 'healthy drinks'... and all through their school science project!

It all began when they came up with a theory that cheapy juice drinks would contain less vitamin C than the more expensive recognised brands, such as Ribena. You know, the company that proudly states that their drinks are made from blackcurrants which contain 4 times more vitamin C than oranges. What they found, however, is that Ribena actually had around 4 times less than its cheap rivals... in fact, it contains only a negligible amount of the stuff! They were so convinced they had made a mistake that they did the same experiment again... and same results.

Technically, however, Ribena were not lying. You see, blackcurrants do contain a lot more vitamin C than oranges, pound for pound, but most of it is dispersed in the process of making the drink! At first the girls were fobbed off by the company, until the media took an interest. Now they are being 'thanked' for their assistance in rectifying an oversight... hah!

Incidentally, if you eat processed foods that claim to be high in vitamin C, be wary. As it has such a short life span itself companies need to use a hell of a lot of preservatives to keep the vitamin 'fresh'. Not exactly good for the health concious... no, you want your daily dose? Get some fruit down yer!

Cheers m'dears!

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4 Comments:

At Friday, March 30, 2007 4:15:00 am, Blogger Andraste said...

Processed foods are cunts. Buyer beware.

Doesn't mean I won't pound a bag of cheese puffs in one go.

 
At Friday, March 30, 2007 7:14:00 am, Blogger Binty McShae said...

I'm the same... my diet consists largely of processed shit that I only eat because I can't be arsed making anything proper once I've had a few beers.

 
At Friday, March 30, 2007 6:20:00 pm, Blogger Kieran said...

If you just drink so that you die at say, 35, it takes away all the worry about eating. As you age and your metabollism starts to lose the ability to take on dodgy kebab meat etc., it won't matter, because you'll nearly be dead. So no need to worry.

 
At Sunday, April 01, 2007 2:45:00 pm, Blogger Fiddy said...

Meet Larry Liebena

http://fiddaman.blogspot.com/2007/04/meet-gsks-larry-liebena.html

Bob

 

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