Tim: While I am always skeptical of these “studies,” I do at least check into them. The logic for me is that they’ll say one day this is bad for you while this thing is good for you, then a year later, their roles are reversed. I’m still waiting to hear that drinking antifreeze will be good for you. But, still… judge for yourself.
According to this Science Daily article, caramel coloring in your soft drinks is bad for you.