Diet Coke is Good For You

I went to see Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix this afternoon. I’m not going to go into it all here, except to say that it was a perfectly acceptable couple of hours’ entertainment, darker than the previous films but still nowhere near dark enough for my taste. Still, it’s aimed at kids, so what can you expect?

Anyway, what I wanted to mention here was that, while waiting to buy sweets and drinks (at a truly exorbitant price, I might add) I overheard a woman tell her small child that Diet Coke is good for you. Honestly! What the hell was she thinking? Does she truly believe that simply sticking the word ‘Diet’ in the name and reducing the sugar content a bit turns that crap from incredibly unpleasant and stunningly bad for you to something that’s positively beneficial? Marginally less nasty does not, as far as I’m aware, equate with being actively good. I worry. I really do.

4 thoughts on “Diet Coke is Good For You

  1. The argument should actualy go that Diet Coke is probably more bad for you than Regular Coke. With regular coke you just have to deal with the very high sugar content that is going to rot your teeth and add some pounds to your gut… however with Diet Coke you have to deal with the Aspartame that is going to rot your brain!

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