Thursday, October 28, 2010

Past vs. Present

I saw this article today and I thought it was so bizarre that I had to share the pictures.  As a society, we have DEFINITELY got the "super-size" thing down pat.  For example:
1950s ad for soda
In the 1950s, a 12 oz. can of soda was considered "King-Size" and was worthy of "two full glasses."  That is the size of soda can currently sold in vending machines.  I don't think I could find one person who would consider that king-sized and more than one serving.  That's because today our medium-size is this:
32 oz.
That is 3X larger than the two-serving can of the past.  Eesh.  But what about our largest offering?...
Double Gulp.  Two Pounds of Soda...
Doesn't that look a bit freakish in her grip?  The amount that this soda size would stretch your stomach is terrifying.  I'm totally a soda addict and in high school my friends and I would always visit the local gas station and get a 44 oz soda for 44 cents.  I don't even want to think about the calorie content!

I thought this was interesting and wanted to pass the photos along.  I think I am going to make a better effort to eat portions the 1950s way...


  1. Wow, that amount of soda is insane!!! I can't picture myself drinking that much!

  2. That is crazy! Wow! Thank you for putting that into perspective.

    At max I have two 12oz cans of diet soda per week. WOW!

  3. I lived in S. Korea for 3 years and I remember going to mcdonalds once (I know, bad) and the regular size fries that came with the meal were the size of north american kids fries and the soft drink (large) size over there was the size of a small over here. Americans really are all about bigger sizes....