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saliczar t1_j92kf52 wrote

According to that thumbnail, it stunts your growth.

^I'll ^see ^myself ^out.


AUWarEagle82 t1_j92p102 wrote

I occasionally buy the version sweetened with stevia. I don't know how many nutrients are in it but it is at least healthier than soda pop. But the stuff is expensive so we only buy when it is discounted. I didn't realize they had been sued over this claim.


OMG__Ponies OP t1_j92qrdy wrote

Their advertising claims:

>vitaminwater’s claims at the time that it could reduce the risk of eye disease, promote healthy joints, as well as supporting optimal immune function when, in reality, the huge amount of sugar in the product promotes obesity, diabetes, and other health problems.


>CSPI also objected to the product names such as “defense” and “endurance.”

As for Coca-Cola's response:

>Coca-Cola fought back arguing that no reasonable consumer could be misled into thinking vitaminwater was a healthy beverage but last year a federal judge rejected this defense.


the_hell_you_say t1_j92x9om wrote

Seems like the kind of claim that should get that lawyer disbarred. It's fucking called Vitamin Water, without an ounce of irony in the labeling or advertising.


0x15e t1_j95h8qn wrote

Fox News uses the same defense. It’s in the name but “no reasonable person” would take it seriously.


drygnfyre t1_j97icl9 wrote

I'm probably wrong, but I believe words like "vitamin" and "supplement" have little legal definition, and so what qualifies as those are extremely lax. It's a similar case with "organic," where you can make a huge amount of claims because there's yet to be a very specific legal definition.


johnn48 t1_j94bui0 wrote

>The "'general tenor' of the show should then info a viewer that [Carlson] is not 'stating actual facts' about the topics he discusses and is instead engaging in 'exaggeration' and 'non-literal commentary.' "Source

Coca Cola and Tucker Carlson were literally using the same defense. That basically a smart person would know we’re lying, but they’re not our audience or market.


drygnfyre t1_j97i5ky wrote

I will always tell anyone who I ever meet that believes a word of Fox News that they successfully argued in court no one is supposed to take them seriously. (And of course more recent discoveries they never believed a word of the election lies, and were one of the first networks to require COVID vaccination).

I know it won't change the opinions of those who still believe Fox is news, but it's the small victories in life.


iPod3G t1_j96hsz3 wrote

But... people are really stupid. And that's pretty reasonable.


PoopIsAlwaysSunny t1_j947zl0 wrote

Is it healthier than soda? I’d wager that sugar water is about unhealthy as carbonated sugar water. Soda might be worse for your teeth, but neither is anything but horrible for you


opiate_lifer t1_j94qwqw wrote

Pretty sure even the regular variety was lightly sweetened compared to soda which can have 50 grams of sugar per bottle.

Probably shouldn't drink either but if I had to choose I'd take the vitamin water at 20 grams of sugar.


AUWarEagle82 t1_j949n5u wrote

Did you read what I said? There is no sugar in the drink that is sweetened with stevia. Try responding to the actual post.


booch t1_j95z1ey wrote

There's no sugar is diet (or "zero") soda, either. If you're going to compare what is effectively "diet" vitamin water to something, it should be that.


AUWarEagle82 t1_j963z0l wrote

I'm sorry you are logically afflicted and clueless. I should have discerned that from your initial response. You have my condolences.


Fatfreddyscat67 t1_j94ugng wrote

Must have had a s***** lawyer Because that Label looks like a medicine label that right there is a proven deception


Faux_Real_Guise t1_j92odn5 wrote

Sugars are metabolized by the body into ATP, therefore TECHNICALLY making it a “nutrient” enhanced drink. I see nothing wrong here.


sik0fewl t1_j9310jb wrote

Well, that and the fact that sugar is also a nutrient. So by adding more sugar you're making it more nutritious... technically.