Turns out that whole “high-fructose corn syrup is just dandy” ad-campaign might not be complete bullshit after-all:

The special harmfulness of high-fructose corn syrup has become one of those urban myths that sounds right, but is basically wrong. Nutritionally, high-fructose corn syrup and sucrose may be identical.

Of course, like many urban myths, there’s a grain of truth to it:

The commercials claim that just like sugar, high-fructose corn syrup isn’t unhealthy when consumed in moderation. But it’s hard to know exactly how much of it we’re actually consuming because it shows up in so many unexpected foods.

Personally, I’m of the opinion that if it takes high-fructose corn syrup to make Cherry Coke delicious, so be it.