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7th Oct '17 4:01:21 AM BiffJr
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** It's entirely possible that this trend will come full-circle in a generation. An entire generation of youth is growing up today drinking soda pop sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup. To them, HFCS will be the taste they grew up with and grew attached to, and table sugar will taste a little "off." Two decades from now, we may start seeing retro versions of the retro drinks that advertise "Made with real high-fructose corn syrup!"
*** This is already happening. Even if you grew up with "real sugar" Pepsi products, by now you've been probably been drinking the HFCS stuff so long that the Throwback version may taste a little "off" the first time you try it... not ''quite'' like an artificial sweetener, but not "right" either.
17th Sep '17 4:43:07 PM wingedcatgirl
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** Mountain Dew was originally advertised using the name's connotations with hillbillies and moonshine, but has since dropped that and instead rebranded itself as a sort of sports drink. The "Throwback" product (which reverted to using cane sugar instead of high-fructose corn syrup as the sweetener) uses some of the original marketing illustrations, including one image of a hillbilly with an earthenware jug of something so energetic that not only does it open itself, the cork blows a hole through his hat... which is still more PC than the one where a hillbilly was firing a Kentucky long rifle at a presumed "revenoor".

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** * Mountain Dew was originally advertised using the name's connotations with hillbillies and moonshine, but has since dropped that and instead rebranded itself as a sort of sports drink. The "Throwback" product (which reverted to using cane sugar instead of high-fructose corn syrup as the sweetener) uses some of the original marketing illustrations, including one image of a hillbilly with an earthenware jug of something so energetic that not only does it open itself, the cork blows a hole through his hat... which is still more PC than the one where a hillbilly was firing a Kentucky long rifle at a presumed "revenoor".
7th Aug '16 4:27:12 AM Morgenthaler
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16th Jan '16 12:41:55 AM Anddrix
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* Averted with the ''previous'' trendy "evil" of the food industry, ''Trans'' fats. Instead of rewording the ingredients labels, food manufacturers actually went out of their way to reformulate their products to be ''Trans''-fat free by the time the FDA's labelling requirements went into effect in 2006-8. The added bonus, of course, being that advertisers could boast about "zero trans fats" and hope [[ViewersAreMorons gullible consumers]] would equate that with "fat-free."

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* Averted with the ''previous'' trendy "evil" of the food industry, ''Trans'' fats. Instead of rewording the ingredients labels, food manufacturers actually went out of their way to reformulate their products to be ''Trans''-fat free by the time the FDA's labelling requirements went into effect in 2006-8. The added bonus, of course, being that advertisers could boast about "zero trans fats" and hope [[ViewersAreMorons gullible consumers]] consumers would equate that with "fat-free."
4th Jan '16 3:58:40 PM mephistos
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Overlaps often with NewLookSameGreatTaste, NewAndImproved, and AsbestosFreeCereal as a means of making marketing lemonade out of the lemons given to them by the consuming public. AsbestosFreeCereal.

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Overlaps often with NewLookSameGreatTaste, NewAndImproved, and AsbestosFreeCereal as a means of making marketing lemonade out of the lemons given to them by the consuming public. AsbestosFreeCereal.
4th Jan '16 3:58:07 PM mephistos
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Compare AsbestosFreeCereal.

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Compare Overlaps often with NewLookSameGreatTaste, NewAndImproved, and AsbestosFreeCereal as a means of making marketing lemonade out of the lemons given to them by the consuming public. AsbestosFreeCereal.
23rd Sep '15 8:08:00 AM dmcreif
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** They tried "Kentucky Grilled Chicken" for commercials only to coincide with their new grilled chicken options, it seemed to make them popular for a while. Grilled chicken is healthier than fried chicken in the eyes of public, but in reality, since KFC's grilled chicken is made without removing the skin it has nearly as much fat as their fried chicken.

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** They tried "Kentucky Grilled Chicken" for commercials only to coincide with their new grilled chicken options, it seemed to make them popular for a while. Grilled chicken is healthier than fried chicken in the eyes of public, but in reality, since KFC's KFC grilled chicken is made without removing the skin it has nearly as much fat as their fried chicken.
30th Apr '15 10:54:11 AM DaibhidC
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* In the UK Sugar Puffs came rather late to this, only changing their name to Honey Monster Puffs in 2014, despite the Honey Monster being their mascot since 1976.
13th Apr '15 12:13:04 AM Kid
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** Incidentally, as long as a product has < 0.5g of trans-fats per serving, they can put 0g in the nutritional information. (Partially hydrogenated oils == trans fats). This has the amusing side effect of allowing vegetable shortening--which is high in ''trans'' fat because it ''is'' partially hydrogenated oil--can be labelled as ''trans''-fat free: if the stuff is 33% partially-hydrogenated oil, just call a serving 1.5g, and voila! Less than .5g per serving.

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** Incidentally, as long as a product has < 0.5g of trans-fats per serving, they can put 0g in the nutritional information. (Partially hydrogenated oils == trans fats). This has the amusing side effect of allowing vegetable shortening--which is high in ''trans'' fat because it ''is'' partially hydrogenated oil--can oil--to be labelled as ''trans''-fat free: if the stuff is 33% partially-hydrogenated oil, just call a serving 1.5g, and voila! Less than .5g per serving.
11th Mar '15 11:15:43 PM jormis29
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** {{Snopes}}, just to cover the all the bases, has a page proposing tongue-in-cheek that the ''real'' reason for the name change was that the commonwealth of Kentucky had started charging a license fee for the use of the word "Kentucky".

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** {{Snopes}}, ''{{WebSite/Snopes}}'', just to cover the all the bases, has a page proposing tongue-in-cheek that the ''real'' reason for the name change was that the commonwealth of Kentucky had started charging a license fee for the use of the word "Kentucky".
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