henry hargreaves' over-sized lollipops equate to sugar content in soft drinks
 
henry hargreaves' over-sized lollipops equate to sugar content in soft drinks
aug 14, 2015

henry hargreaves' over-sized lollipops equate to sugar content in soft drinks

henry hargreaves’ over-sized lollipops equate to sugar content in soft drinks
all images courtesy of henry hargreaves

 

 

 

after recently hearing a health professional refer to soda as ‘the cigarettes of our generation,’ brooklyn-based photographer and food artist henry hargreaves wanted to find a way to visualize the tremendous sugar content in soft drinks. by boiling away the water of popular drinks like coke, snapple, vitamin water and zico coconut water, hargreaves was left with a sticky, caramel-like paste, essentially ‘dehydrating the hydrator’. hargreaves took the remaining substance and poured it into a handmade, over-sized lollipop molds, based off the scale of the bottle the beverages are packaged in. the resulting forms amount to a series of huge sugary pops titled ‘(de)hydrate’, which effectively communicate the over-saturation of sugar in ubiquitous refreshments, or what hargreaves refers to as ‘candy in costume as a soft drink’.

 

 


(de)hydrate
video courtesy of henry hargreaves

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the ‘coke’ lollipop versus a normal sized one

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people might be surprised to see the sugar content sourced from zico coconut water

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vitamin water pop is made with the dehydrated substance drawn from the liquid

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a snapple lollipop reflects the sugar from the ice tea drink

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a monster energy drink candy pop

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an intense yellow pop mirrors the sugar content found in mountain dew

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green powerade lollipop

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the lollipop is made from jarritos mexican soda

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