We aren’t big fans of soft drinks. Look in our fridge and the three drinks you will find are water, milk, and juice. I’ll leave it to Heidi to give you a lecture on how bad soft drinks are for your overall health but it is clear “that soft drinks are associated with increased caloric intake, higher body weight, a decrease in calcium and other nutrients, and increased risk of Type II diabetes.”*
That said, we visited the World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta today and paid $13 each to be bombarded with Coke ads for 3 hours. The idea of visiting a soft drink museum sounds a bit crazy, but Coke isn’t your ordinary soft drink. Going through their museum isn’t just a history of Coca-Cola, but a history of American pop culture, graphic design, and advertising. So it was a fun visit – Alexandra, Heidi, and I enjoyed it and Trey had a blast as well (we even let him sample some soda).
*Yale 2007 study – http://opa.yale.edu/news/article.aspx?id=1626