Dentists blast Coca Cola's annual truck tour for eroding teeth

Dentists blast Coca Cola’s annual truck tour for eroding teeth – but fans are complaining that this year’s schedule has been cut back (so, will your area be getting a visit?)

  • British Society of Paediatric Dentistry slammed Coca Cola’s Christmas truck
  • Dentists accused Coca Cola of eroding teeth in a post of the truck on Twitter
  • Many have urged Coca Cola to tour their truck in more locations across the UK 

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Dentists have blasted Coca Cola for continuing its annual Christmas[1] truck tour, despite the impact of fizzy drinks on teeth.

The British Society of Paediatric Dentistry (BSPD) took to Twitter[2] to bemoan the start of the truck tour, which kicked off at the weekend. 

However, the post attracted just eight likes among a flood of complaints from fans that this year’s tour has been curtailed to 19 stops. 

Coca Cola reduced the number of locations its truck visits last year, after health campaigners protested over its sugar content.

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Coca Cola has announced 19 dates for this year’s Christmas truck (pictured) tour across the UK

Dentists blast Coca Cola's annual truck tour for eroding teeth

The British Society of Paediatric Dentistry took to Twitter to blast Coca Cola for eroding teeth with their Christmas truck

Complaining about the continuation of the festive tour, BSPD captioned a photo taken of Coca Cola truck,’ Oh no! The Coca Cola Christmas truck has hit the hoardings… #erosion #teeth’

A number of other Twitter agreed that there’s nothing festive about cavities.

‘Get your teeth rotted in time for Christmas… Coca Cola truck is coming to Wales this weekend,’ wrote one. 

Another said: ‘The Coca Cola truck is going to Gainsborough again.

Because peole with fewer teeth than the national average really need sugary s*** to rot out the rest of them’ 

Coca Cola has been criticised on a number of occasions, with a 330ml can containing 35g of sugar, while the NHS[3] recommends that adults shouldn’t have more than 30g of free sugars a day. 

Is the Coca Cola truck coming to your town? 

Tuesday 19th November: Asda, Creechbarrow Rd, Taunton TA1 2AN (Open 12-7pm)

Thursday 21st November: Asda Boldon, North Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne, Boldon Colliery NE35 9AR (Open 12-7pm)

Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd November: White Rose Shopping Centre, Leeds, LS11 8LU (Open 12-7pm)

Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd November: Cribbs Causeway, Bristol, BS34 5DG (Open 12-7pm)

Wednesday 27th November: Asda, Pudsey, Leeds, LS28 6AR (Open 12-7pm)

Friday 29th and Saturday 30th November: Whiteley Shopping Centre, Portsmouth, PO15 7PD (Open 12-7pm)

Friday 29th and Saturday 30th November: Marshalls Yard, Gainsborough, DN21 2NA (Open 12-7pm)

Monday 2nd December: Asda Eastlands, Manchester, M11 4BD (Open 12-7pm)

Tuesday 3rd December: Asda, Leyton Mill, London, E10 5NH (Open 12-7pm)

Wednesday 4th December: Asda, Watford, London, WD24 7RT (Open 12-7pm)

Friday 6th – Saturday 7th December: Intu Trafford Centre, Manchester, M17 8AA (Open 12-7pm)

Friday 6th – Saturday 7th December: Intu Merry Hill, Dudley, DY5 1QX (Open 12-7pm)

Tuesday 10th December: Sainsbury’s Beckton, London, E6 6JF (Open 12-7pm)

Wednesday 11th December: Sainsbury’s Cricketers Retail Park, Cricketers Way, Basildon, SS13 1SA (Open 12-7pm)

Friday 13th and Saturday 14th December: Events Square, Cheshire Oaks, Liverpool, CH65 9JJ (Open 12-7pm)

Friday 13th and Saturday 14th December: Intu Lakeside, London, RM20 2ZP (Open 12-7pm)

Sunday 15th December: 02 Arena, London, SE10 0DX (12-7pm)

Despite backlash, a flood of social media users have blasted Coca Cola for not touring their truck to a wider range of locations.

One person wrote: ‘Well done Coca Cola, your team have excelled again this year. Only one Scottish town, Holidays are coming but not to Scotland unless you live near the capital city. Poor show.’

Another said: ‘One date and place for the Midlands?

That’s really bad!

You could have at least made it Birmingham, Leicester or Nottingham’ 

A third added: ‘Only one place in Scotland but going to London six times.

Why no Glasgow event like previous years?’  

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Others complained that Coca Cola hadn’t made the Christmas truck more widely available to visit this year

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References

  1. ^ Christmas (www.dailymail.co.uk)
  2. ^ Twitter (twitter.com)
  3. ^ NHS (www.nhs.uk)

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