Note from Connie: Get ready for a SUGAR SHOCKER! As if people don’t drink enough soda as it is! This development is scary. Jennifer Moore fills you in on this jaw-dropping, sugary news.
Remember after Morgan Spurlock’s 2004 documentary "Super Size Me" was released — in which the filmmaker ate McDonald’s three meals a day and got super-sized portions of everything he could, the fast food giant ultimately (whether coincidental or not) dropped some super sized items from the menu?
Well, Andrew Martin of the New York Times reports that super size is back, in the form of a 42-ounce soft drink.
The marketing folks at McDonald’s have given the mega drink a new name — "the Hugo."
The new drink is inexpensive — 89 cents in some markets, according to Martin, and only 69 cents in Berkeley, California, according to renowned nutritionist Marion Nestle’s blog What to Eat.
At the moment, the Hugo is a summer promotion that isn’t on sale everywhere. But since a McDonald’s spokesperson told Martin that the Hugo is selling well, I wouldn’t be surprised if they decided to keep selling it after summer is over, and in more markets.