Health law to put calorie info on vending machines

Will it stop you from picking the candy bar?
Anonymous
Jan 24, 2014

Will it stop you from picking the candy bar?

Comments

sorryhog

If I feel like eating it ,I will.
The gov. Is sticking their noses in our business.

Unassumer

what a waste of taxpayer money and another abuse to the legal system.

samiam

and it will raise the cost of everything in the vending machine. watch and see.

The Bizness

Who's health law?

The Bizness

Thanks! I like the idea, but not a fan of the execution of it.

I read, or at least glance at the nutrition label of just about everything I eat. If I see one candy bar has 150 calories, and another 210, then 9 times out of 10 I will get the lower calorie candy bar.

Contango

As a child, I spent a lot of time with my diabetic grandmother.

I credit her for learning to eat & like fruit.

(Eating a navel orange this morning.)

Ever read all the chemicals in an orange? Scary sounding stuff!

Most candy is too sweet for my tastes. I prefer chocolate when I do occasionally eat it.

I don't begrudge anyone his or her candy 'fix.'

The Bizness

Ha yes, there is an artist out there that shows the chemicals that make up a fruit. However, those chemicals are not man made pesticides, and herbicides meant to kill.

I don't know about anyone else, but seeing calorie counts on fast food menu has definitely altered my decision on many occasions, of course some times I just want to eat poorly. I then pay for that decision with extra time working out.

Contango

Re: "those chemicals,"

I was being facetious. ( I shoulda used an emoticon.)

I recently learned that sugarless gum contains sorbitol – a laxative. Don’t chew too much. :)

Have a good day.

The Bizness

I know you were, but other commentators might not have.

As for the laxative, thanks for the tip!

Have a good day as well, and stay warm.

Nemesis

sorbitol is also the byproduct of alcohol metabolism that breathalyzers detect. That's why people are often offered a sugarless mint before administering the breathalyzer.

Nemesis

Fruit naturally produces its own pesticides, in greater quantities than man made ones are used. It's simple minded to adopt that dichotomy that man-made chemicals are automatically bad and those produced in nature are automatically good.

If your workout routine is sound, then your metabolism will be raised to the point that you can indulge on occassion without any change in your routine.

Contango

Progressive big govt. should come with a warning label.

There's already nutrition info on the product.

What's next from the authoritarian minds of these central planners, a doctor's permission slip?

sugar

Big gov thinks we're too stupid to make decisions without their benevolent assistance.

The Big Dog's back

Some of you are.

rbenn

More of that hope and change you morons wanted. Now moochele has teamed up with subway to influence what you eat, I will go to quiznos now.

abigbear

5 guys is better GREASY GREASY GREASY YUM YUM YUM F MOO-SHELL

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Get out your wallets...again.

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Get out your wallets...again.

ohiobuzzard

nope, if I am getting out of a machine I already have a good idea of what it is. this will just cost more $.