Friday, 19 March 2010
SUPERMARKETS TARGET ALCOPOPS AT KIDS AND FAT LASSIES!
Supermarkets are promoting alcopops - the powerful drinks often targeted at teenagers - more than any other alcohol.
Figures published today reveal 46 per cent of the controversial drinks have been on offer throughout the past year. The deals are designed to increase sales of products like the Bacardi Breezer, Smirnoff Ice and WKD ranges - which are sugary drinks with an alcohol kick. Ten years ago, alcopops such as Hooch were blamed for enabling a generation of teenagers to consume alcohol in large quantities, replacing cider as the young's favourite drink. The next most discounted drink was beer and lager at 21 per cent.
Anyone who doesn't now realise that SUPERMARKETS are targeting the YOUNG and FAT LASSIES in particular, whose drink of choice is the SUGARY SHITE that is the ALCOPOP, to get them addicted to Alcohol and high sugar products, IS NIEVE IN THE EXTREME!
It also has interesting ramifications for the SNP's alcohol pricing policy. The London Government has targeted ALCOPOPS with increased taxes but the more they increase the tax the more the SUPERMARKETS cut the price. Now, I understand that the Government's reason for increasing the price of Alcopops is not purely for the health of the young but also as an easy tax hike, but if they weren't in the PAY and I mean PAY, of the BIG SUPERMARKETS then they could take them on and properly protect the health of the nation by making them at least ADEQUATELY label food products, so the consumer has a choice and secondly, make them cut down on the amount of packaging they use, if they're SUPPOSED TO BE so keen on protecting the ENVIRONMENT!