"Our office is right down the road!"
Corn syrup isn't exactly the same as table sugar or the high-fructose corn syrup used in many packaged foods, but that distinction is beside the point, because there's very little sugar content remaining in any light beer, said Bonnie Liebman of the Center for Science in the Public Interest. "Thanks @MillerLight and @CoorsLite for supporting our industry".
But some people, including at least three Washington Post reporters, expressed concern about the United States $10.5 million price tag of the 60-second ad, arguing it would be better spent in the newsroom.
Anheuser-Busch said it "fully supports" corn growers and will continue to invest in the industry.
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Almost all of this increase occurred in the private sector and may reflect the impact of the partial federal government shutdown . Average hourly earnings rose in January by just 3 cents, but they are still up 85 cents, or 3.2 percent, over the past 12 months.
A lot of the reaction on social media has been that people were surprised that corn syrup would even be in beer. Added to the beer brewing process, corn syrup is eaten by yeast, turning the sugars into alcohol, according to Kaylyn Kirkpatrick, a brewing extension associate at Cornell University working in the department of food sciences.
Elsewhere, other beer manufacturers had a surprisingly heated response to the ad as well.
MillerCoors also countered that Miller Lite has fewer calories and carbs than Bud Lite.
Nonetheless, the pulled ad didn't affect Bezos' attendance at the Super Bowl, where he was spotted without Sanchez. Anheuser-Busch did reach out to the National Corn Growers Association in light of its criticism, in an effort to make amends, Neil Caskey, the group's chief communications officer, told CNN. He also claimed that the company still used high-fructose corn syrup in some products.
"Corn and rice, most of those are 100-percent fermentable so those are not going to be in your finished product, usually", agreed Desiree Chubb, 3 Daughters' director of quality assurance.