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Add healthier drugs to sell food
Unhealthy foods sell well because they're enjoyable
and addictive. "Health" foods with reduced sugar, fat,
or sodium typically advertise as being low in one of
these three ingredients only to be high in another one,
and it's because they need to trigger a pleasure
response in their consumers
in order to stay
marketable. MSG and refined sugars are, frankly,
The cocaine formula of Coca Cola was never a health
food, but it's the closest baking of this idea I know
about. The idea would be to add very small amounts
of pleasure-inducing drugs to food so they can be
consumed and enjoyed without the negative health
effects of the other drugs which are commonly in food
I'm not sure what could be safely added and still allow
the consumer to safely drive away from the fast food
restaurant without risking traffic safety. (Nobody
complains about driving under the influence of
caffeine, for example.)
||This is likely baked but, without access to a drug-testing lab*, I can't prove it. I'm fairly sure that 'something' is added to Tim Horton's swill, I mean, coffee. That is the only explanation for the unreasonable popularity** of its slightly-burned-tasting, Always Fresh dishwater.
||*Camp Teacup's division of Muppetlike Labs suffered a glassware tragedy in the recent 'Surprise, it's still Winter!' storm.
||**I crave the stuff. I make my own French-press Kicking Horse brew in the lab; coffee is supposed to taste good without cream and sugar. Clearly, I am addicted to something seeded into the 'coffee' in the Timmy's cup. My money's on minute amounts of MDMA. And how is MDMA 'healthier' as in the idea? I leave that as an exercise for the reader.
||There is as much evidence for/against MSG being in any
harmful as there is for/against vaccines causing autism.
||I wonder how many people understand that MSG is an amino acid?