Fighting Diabetes- With A “Frosty”????

    When I received this photo from a reader, I just couldn't pass up the opportunity to blog about it.  

    Fighting Diabetes is very important cause, indeed, but what is the thought process involved in advertising a special at a fast food joint for a promo deal on a 'frosty' literally on top of the very poster attempting to raise awareness for an illness that, in cases of Type II diabetes, is far more likely to occur by consuming the same exact things? (I hesistate to refer to something like a 'frosty' as a food, because I really don't think it is one…)

    (What is a Frosty, anyway, dare I ask?  I assumed it was some kind of pretend-milk-shakey/corn-syrupy drink??  I wasn't sure, so I checked the Wendy's nutritional info and found this ingredient panel: Cream, Milk, Sugar, Dextrose, Contains less than 1% of the following: Sorbitan Monostearate, Artificial Flavor, Carrageenan, Mixed Tocopherols (vitamin E) to protect Flavor, Nitrous Oxide. CONTAINS: MILK.Chocolate Frosty™ ShakeVanilla Frosty (milk, sugar, corn syrup, cream, whey, nonfat dry milk, guar gum, mono and diglycerides, natural and artificial flavor, cellulose gum, carrageenan, calcium sulfate, disodium phosphate, dextrose, annatto color, vitamin A palmitate), Chocolate Shake Syrup (sugar, high fructose corn syrup, water, corn syrup, cocoa powder [processed with alkali], citric acid, potassium sorbate [preservative], salt, natural flavor, xanthan gum). CONTAINS: MILK. OK, so I was wrong. It has real milk in it.) 


Wow.  Talk about a HUGE disconnect!