So what’s next…..an oenophile will tell you that the shape of a $40 glass makes a huge difference in the coca-cola experience – come on George seriously you can do better.
As a health conscience person, take a few minutes to understand the side effects Coke has on people all around the globe. Inform yourself by reading Men’s Health, a reputable publication on some basic facts about Cola: http://www.menshealth.com/nutrition/science-vs-soda-whats-really-in-your-diet-coke
There is no doubt Coke it is linked to drug forming behavior, and the side effects are multiple. There isn’t much argument about whether or not cola is highly addictive, and that it contains high fructose corn syrup, encouraging over eating and is unhealthy. In my view Cola products are worse than tobacco, because you do not need to be of legal age to consume them.
While they seem innocent, the Coke-a-Cola company is negatively effecting young people all over the world, and in particular those people who are low and or middle income, which have no idea that by drinking cola, you become fat, less hydrated and more thirsty, a very viscous circle.
Diet coke is another fallacy, because they trick your body and “diet” doesn’t mean calorie-free. Although diet sodas with aspartame may be labeled as “calorie-free,” aspartame breaks down in the body into methanol and amino acids, which generate calories. Drinking artificially sweetened drinks will likely lead to greater weight gain than eating foods sweetened with regular sugar.
It’s scary but Coca-Cola continues to widely use BPA to line aluminum soda cans, which is linked to myriad of diseases: http://www.breastcancerfund.org/clear-science/radiation-chemicals-and-breast-cancer/bisphenol-a.html
The caramel coloring is linked to a carcinogenic chemical, and scientists found caffeinated drinks can cause calcium to be lost from the body increasing bone fractures in young children.
There is no end to coke and their troubles and if you take more time and read abut how coke effects human life it is astonishing: http://killercoke.org/breaking_news.php
Cola is a worldwide problem, and no doubt Coke-a-Cola company takes advantage of consumers promoting love happiness, ‘open it with love’ and sustainability. I am still trying to figure out why the the Governments hasn’t made coke label their bottles the same way the tobacco industry is forced.
There is no engineering greatness in any product connected with Coca-Cola, as it is laced with sugar, caffeine, chemicals, high in carbohydrates, has zero nutritional value, and is bad for your health, and is no less than American junk food.
Does it make sense for Riedel to be associated with any product connected with these kinds of controversial or reputational issues? I doubt it, especially when you are selling quality wine glasses made to drink top-level wines from all over the globe.
The future lies in the hands of companies who act socially responsible, and not by those who are blinded by marketing stratagems to increase market share by developing new products. Bad marketing does not improve the image of a quality wine glassmaker from Austria.
These are Coke’s Values as written in their website – it is incredible how employees and marketing companies create their won values in a vacuum.
Our values serve as a compass for our actions and describe how we behave in the world.
Leadership: The courage to shape a better future
Collaboration: Leverage collective genius
Integrity: Be real
Accountability: If it is to be, it’s up to me
Passion: Committed in heart and mind
Diversity: As inclusive as our brands
Quality: What we do, we do well
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