Old_Zircon I randomly clicked on the timeline and got a Coca Cola PR guy talking about how the ingredients "come from nature" over a closeup of "high fructose corn syrup" at second place (after water) in the ingredients list on a coke can.
Because he's using a nebulous weasel marketing catchphrase that can be applied to anything unless government regulators say it can only be used to describe specific things.
Monkey Napoleon He's also not calling the chemicals listed in the ingredients "natural". He's referring to the secret ingredients used in flavoring.
I'm pretty sure I've expressed this here before, but "natural" is an arbitrary and subjective descriptor by definition if you spend five seconds thinking about it. The only reason you think about it as something positive at all is because marketing guys want you to, not because of any logical definition of the word.
Soda is not unhealthy because of "chemicals", it's unhealthy because it's just sugar water. It doesn't matter if it's coke or ultra high end "organic non GMO" fruit juice, it's all just empty calorie sugar water.
cognitivedissonance Isn't everything natural when you really analyze it? I mean, unless there are SUPERnatural ingredients. Ectoplasm and vampire bile.
garcet71283 I worked in a pop plant for 10 years...it really isn't that upsetting.
The worst thing that happens is over time, you realize all the flavors are the same.
Bus_Aint_Comin this made me really thirsty for a cold can of coke fresh off the line, before packaging. i bet it's almost as good as fresh slurm.