This Video Takedown of Cola Marketing Will Make You Rethink That ‘Ice-Cold Bottle of Candy’

Mmm, wet sugar with bubbles

Sure, we all know soda is far from healthy. But sometimes it's worth reminding ourselves how odd it is  that we frequently refresh our thirst with watered-down, bubbly syrup.

In its new video, "If Soda Commercials Were Honest," Cracked rattles off some of the less tantalizing aspects of soda while also pointing out just how effectively the industry has interwoven itself into our culture and norms. 

"If it's hot out, or you like having friends or some other virtually universal aspect of life, I think you should buy some Horton brand effervescent liquid candy," the faux spokesman says. "But more importantly, buy some for your kids."