We love our soft drinks, but how much do we know about them? Here are some fascinating facts about our favourite beverages:
Soft drinks are called ‘soft’ because they contain no alcohol.
The first soft drinks with flavours began to appear in the late 1600s and were highly popular in France.
There are many brands available nowadays and are distinguished by the size and shape of the packaging, the material of the container, the manufacturer, serving temperature and flavour.
The carbonation process is not only used for flavoured drinks but can be used to ‘enrich’ the flavour of normal water to make it ‘sparkling’.
Our most favourite soft drinks include flavoured water, sparkling water, fruit drinks, fizzy soft drinks, sweet iced tea, diet soft drinks and cordials.
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The whole world loves a soft drink with more than 34 billion gallons of soft drinks being sold in over 200 countries every year.
We might love our sugary drinks but it’s important to take care of our teeth when drinking them. Sugar is one of the main causes of tooth decay as it increases the amount of bacteria in the mouth. Due to health concerns, the government have imposed tighter regulations on the taxation, selling and marketing of soft drinks.
The fizzy drink has an Englishman to thank for its existence. The carbonation process which involves infusing carbon dioxide into water, was invented by Joseph Priestley in 1767.
Drinks we still love today that were invented before the turn of the 20th century include Dr Pepper, Pepsi-Cola, Coca-Cola, Ice Cream Soda, Ginger Ale and Root Beer.
The biggest manufacturer of soft drinks is Coca-Cola with their top-selling offerings being Coca Cola, Diet Coke and orange flavoured Fanta.
The average cola flavoured drink contains 38 calories per 100g but drinks with added sweetener contain a lot of kilojoules which can contribute to weight gain. Children especially are attracted to these sweetened drinks and are the most vulnerable to weight gain and diabetes.
The U.S makes up a whopping 25% of the global consumption of soft drinks.
To make production more efficient, automation of the production process started in 1899. Michael Owens was successful in creating a machine that could produce 58,000 bottles in one day.
Soft drinks and even fizzy drinks can be produced both in a factory and in your own home.