New Zealand Photographer Boils down Household Favourites and Makes Them into Lollipops

A few weeks after the eye-opening infographics published by The Renegade Pharmacist blog, New Zealander Henry Hargreaves has created a visual, candy representation of the amount of sugar found in some of your favorite sweetened beverages, including Coca-Cola, Mountain Dew, Powerade and even Zico coconut water.

“I have heard health professionals recently refer to soda as the cigarettes of our generation,” said the Brooklyn based photographer in his YouTube video’s description.

Hargreaves boiled the water out of the soda drinks, so that the drinks were reduced to syrupy substances. He then poured the remaining substance into a lollipop mold created with the bottom of the drinks’ bottles so that the lollipop molds featured the labels of the beverages.

“That’s what I feel you are essentially getting – a lollipop dressed up as soda,” said Hargreaves.

The result is a “stunning visual representation of how much sugar we are really consuming when we guzzle our favorite soft drinks”, as reported in the Daily Mail.

“We all know there is a lot of sugar in our drinks, but to me the 52 grams on the back of the bottle doesn’t really mean much. I wanted to put it into a context that I understood,” said Hargreaves.

Article Source: Daily Mail, Erica Tempesta, August 10, 2015.

Image Source: Twitter – Joy McCarthy

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