Thursday, May 22, 2008

You are how much you eat

Portion Distortion: Comparison photos of food portions years ago vs the same foods in the giganto portions we serve today.

My favorite is the pop, since in the old days, we never would have thought of drinking a 20-ounce serving of pop IN THE SAME DAY!

(Via Flutterby)


Mike said...

I'm not so sure on the pop portion thing. My neighbor's mom used to drink Coke right out of the 16 ounce glass bottles, back in the day. Of course, I did think that was an insane amount; until I discovered the Big Gulp.

Galileo said...

While the size of pizza, bagels, and soda have gotten bigger, I'm surprised that they didn't cover the fact that the size of candy has gotten smaller.

"They didn't shrink, you just got bigger!" Bull Honkey, Cadbury.

Crabby Apple Seed: said...

The popcorn is a little silly, too. They sold it by the bucket twenty years ago, too- I remember it vividly. And they still sell the smaller size. Ditto for the burger- that's a McDonald's burger, it still exists, and the bigger option? That was called the Whopper.

I don't know, I think a few of those are really misleading.