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Pepsi With Real Sugar

March 4, 2009

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Sugar has been a much-talked-about subject in my apartment recently. Jo the MasterBaker went on a sugar-free diet (and yeast-free) for about a month and it was one of the most impressive displays of will-power I’ve ever seen. Sugar is in everything… everything! But I’m kind of excited about the prospect of Pepsi with real sugar cane instead of high-fructose corn syrup. I’ve been abroad, and I’ve had Coke/soda with real sugar. It is soooo much better. It’ll definitely be more expensive (I was just speaking with a food expert about how much cheaper high fructose corn syrup is), but I think worth it! Do you?

 

Good friend Gina with Cola Turka in Istanbul

Good friend Gina with Cola Turka in Istanbul

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Popcorn is Screwing the Movie Industry

May 20, 2008

While having dinner with friends last night, they informed me that I might be paying MORE than the $11-12 I pay now for NYC movie tickets. This seems so unfair. Apparently, because the cost of corn is skyrocketing, thus inflating the cost of popcorn, we can all expect a 30% increase in our movie tickets. That means that our $11.50 tickets will be $14.95. Add to that the surcharge of Fandango, because half the time, if you want to guarantee a ticket for a Friday night screening you’ve got to buy ahead, and we’re looking at about $16.50 a ticket. Ridiculous. And it’s all because we’re trying to be green and run our cars on ethanol fuel… I knew saving the environment would cost me in the end! I have to agree with Gawker here—the average cost of a movie ticket is $6.88, so why not just raise the price for those people?! We’re already paying almost double that!

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