Monday, February 07, 2011

Badvertising: Great job on your homework, here's a pie?

Saw this gem in a parenting magazine.

Bribe your kids to do their homework with pies.

This particular pie?

At 370 calories it's got as many as nearly a litre of Coca Cola. It's also got just shy of 6 teaspoons of sugar and get this, 650mg of sodium - almost double the sodium of two orders of large fries at McDonald's.

Perhaps if the mom in the photo had done her own homework growing up she'd know just how terrifically awful the product she's just served her daughter is and moreover perhaps she'd have learned better parenting skills than bribery to raise her children.

(Oh, and by the way, it's Badvertising week!)