Things About Soft Drinks That I’ll Bet You Didn’t Know….
I don't drink alot of pop these days---my beverage of choice is Iced Tea and I love juice--especially grape juice. BUT---if I decide to grab a pop---I love Coca-Cola in the little 6 1/2 ounce glass bottles. Can't explain what it is---maybe it's the glass,
but the Coke just seems to taste better than what I would get from a 2 liter bottle. I asked the Coca-Cola people about that---what is the difference, and it does seem to be the glass bottle. If you're ever in Atlanta---DO visit the Coca-Cola Museum---I was there 2 years ago and it is amazing and there are samples of Coca-Cola products and beverages from all around the world that are never available here in the State, but maybe should be!
Here’s some hard truth about soft drinks – and the companies that make them.
1. The hottest new beverage is water. Water is one of the fastest-growing segments of the beverage industry, while sales for soda are on the decline.
2. We’re caffeine-dependent. The caffeine content of energy drinks is something the Food and Drug Administration is worried about. For example, one 16-ounce can of Monster Energy has around 160 milligrams of caffeine, compared to just 38 milligrams in a 12-ounce can of Pepsi.
3. The soda industry will prevent a soda tax. Public health officials have been fighting for new federal taxes on soda, but soda companies have so much money – and so many politicians in their pockets – that any new soda tax is unlikely to pass.
4. Doctors and dentists get money from soda companies. Doctors and dentists, who should be telling people to drink more water and less soda, are accepting money from soda companies. For example, in 2009, Coca-Cola paid $600,000 to the American Academy of Family Physicians to help create a website about healthy diets. (Yahoo Finance)