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    Federal Court Rules Vitamin Water A Scam

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    Good, that stuff is just like soda. Plus the colors seems really unnatural o_0

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    Now why don't fortified sugary breakfast cereals fall under the same ruling?

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    I used to have one every single day my first semester of law school. I thought the extra vitamin C in the morning would keep me from getting sick....Got sick anyway....and fat lol

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    "Because it's composed mostly of sugar and not vitamin-laden water" - um, what? Pretty sure it's mostly water still. While it's obviously crap, it seems like a strange target. I had an acquaintance who swore by the stuff as a mixer for vodka, and claimed it diminished the effects of the booze hangoverwise. I took him at his word, considering he considered a pint of hooch "a mellow evening at home."

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    Does that mean I can sue for not finding any gators in my gatorade?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blank_faceplate View Post
    "Because it's composed mostly of sugar and not vitamin-laden water" - um, what? Pretty sure it's mostly water still. While it's obviously crap, it seems like a strange target. I had an acquaintance who swore by the stuff as a mixer for vodka, and claimed it diminished the effects of the booze hangoverwise. I took him at his word, considering he considered a pint of hooch "a mellow evening at home."
    ...but it's not "vitamin-laden" water, which is the detail they lost on.

    I remember ages ago hearing/reading that drinks mixed with fruit juice will minimize hang overs because of the sugar and it's effects keeping your blood sugar up to help metabolize the alcohol. No clue how true that is, but since I don't drink more than a single drink (and with a meal) I have no personal experience with it....I guess I need to read Mark's blog from yesterday LOL
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    But what about the massive industrial agribusiness complex that's running at a loss on your tax dollars and writing the laws that force sustainable farmers out of the market? Move along, nothing to see here folks, we took care of those damned vitamin water scammers.
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    Wonder what would have happened if they had called it sugarwater and then added large doses of vitamins to it. Like I say, seems like a bizarre target. Fat-free half and half is fine, I take it? Maybe the ads were over the top or something - I've never had a vitamin water and have never seen the ads. My assumtion was that it was pretty much gatorade with a different label.

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    Coke/Vitaminwater got in trouble because of how they were marketing it...not because it's sugar water and crappy for people. The court basically told them they can't put crap in a bottle and promise that it cures all. Their marketing was just too aggressive. It would be as if McDonald's said someone could get all of their vital nurtients from their cheeseburger. The courts don't care that McDonald's sells the cheeseburger, just on what they're promising the burger does.

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