Bud Light's "Special Delivery" commercial dragged Miller Lite and Coors Light for using corn syrup in their beers, a move meant to portray Bud's simple ingredients - water, barley, rice and hops - as superior.
Corn syrup has gotten a bad rap amid the national obesity epidemic.
Nonetheless, the pulled ad didn't affect Bezos' attendance at the Super Bowl, where he was spotted without Sanchez.
Following Sunday's victory in Super Bowl LIII, the New England Patriots quarterback and receiver took a trip to Disney World on Monday. We were more interested in the big-budget ads that auto companies showed - and didn't show - this year. The statement says it's up to consumers "to decide what beer is right for them". Plain corn syrup is simply glucose, "the most basic sugar molecule".
While high fructose corn syrup has been vilified by some as a common contributor diabetes and obesity, the nation's farmers and agricultural industry began responding nearly immediately, upset at the implication that corn is a product to be completely avoided.
Meanwhile, Chief Communications Officer Peter Marino pointed out that, with or without corn syrup, Bud Light is no health drink.
It claimed that many Anheuser-Busch products do.
Harry Schuhmacher, editor of Beer Business Daily, said the fermenting aids used to make lighter beers might result in slight differences in taste, but they generally serve the same goal. "Things that make you go hmmmmm", he wrote on Twitter. Interestingly, none of our products use High Fructose Corn Syrup, yet several of ABI's do.