11 Tasty Facts About Soda

I don’t know about you guys, but I am a soda addict. To me, nothing goes better with a meal then a nice cold Fresca, an ice-filled Cherry Pepsi, even a Mountain Dew every now and then when I need an ungodly amount of caffeine. I know I can’t be the only one out there. Anyways, here are some facts about sodas that I bet you didn’t know.

  1. Without the added food coloring, Coca-Cola would be green.
  2. For the Jewish holiday Passover, observers can’t eat leavened bread and many types of carbohydrates, including corn. Coca-Cola contains high fructose corn syrup, but every year they produce a kosher version of Coca-Cola, so Jewish people can drink it at all times of the year.
  3. A study conducted at Northern Kentucky University showed that when making cocktails or other mixed alcoholic drinks, diet soda gets you 10% drunker.
  4. Soft drinks make up the number one source of calorie intake in America. The average American drinks just less than two sodas a day, and over 45 gallons a year.
  5. Coke is so popular, that even its less popular counterpart, Diet Coke, sells more than Pepsi.
  6. Soda can be used to get rusty stains off of car bumpers.
  7. In 1995, Mountain Dew became the official sponsor of the first-ever X Games.
  8. Originally, Mountain Dew was made with whiskey, though this was obviously eventually changed.
  9. Pepsi once ran an advertisement with the slogan, “Come alive with Pepsi!” However, in China, that translated to “Pepsi brings your ancestors back from the grave.”
  10. The original glass Fresca bottles used to contain a groove right under the label to catch condensation from dripping down to your hand.
  11. The name Fanta came from the German word “fantasie,” which means imagination.