Before work, I stopped in the Times Square Walgreens to pick up some Cocoa Pebbles under the rationale of: "I'm a 27-year-old man. I can do whatever I want. Gone are the days of childhood enslavement and fear of the damages of sweets. I own my body."
Moments later, I stepped into a Goliath-sized guilt trip in the form of 45,485 pounds of sugar piled up in Times Square. The lump of hundreds of sugar boxes comes from snack bar company KIND, just in time for back-to-school season. Next to the tower of sugar, signs read: "You're looking at 45,485 pounds of added sugar. This is the amount of added sugar children in the U.S. consume every five minutes. It's time for a change." Apparently, KIND is dropping their own line of fruit snacks, made without added sugar. Isn't that special?
Perhaps more notable than the stacks of sugar are the creepy statues of children, who look like they've just gotten the Pompeii treatment, or were maybe incinerated where they stand by the order of the Dragon Queen.