Wednesday, January 02, 2013
I did not know this.
I’ve compared life today with my childhood in the 50s in many different areas.
This article describes the sizing creep of our mixed drinks.
I gave up cocktails a long time ago simply because I prefer to get my calories from something I can chew and crunch. I still drink wine occasionally and sample different types of beer when in Europe, but water has been my liquid of choice for over 20 years.
Still, this article was interesting to me since customers’ resistance to attempts at downsizing reflects our denial of other areas of our supersized lives – sizing creep in clothes, larger dishes filled to the edge, enormous drink cups and bigger furniture to accommodate the inevitable result.
Today many people are still recovering from a New Year’s Eve of revelry which included mixed drinks. To each his own, but as for me, I prefer my calories in the cheesecake.