Starbucks to Compete with Nestle and Green Mountain

Starbucks has announced the company plans to sell a single-serve coffer maker. The name of the machine is the Verismo™ System, and the coffee giant indicates consumers can use this machine to recreate the Starbucks experience. With this new product, consumers can make single-cup servings of Starbucks® Caffé Lattes, espresso, and brewed coffee from the…

Is Mountain Dew Addictive

Enjoyable, yes absolutely, Mountain Dew is an awesome drink, but taste and preference does not create an addiction.  Unless you specifically buy “caffeine free” Mountain Dew, it does contain caffeine which is an addictive substance.  But for Mountain Dew to be “addictive” would confuse the issue of chemical dependence versus delivery system.  Like a delivery…

Soda Pop Coke and Fizzy Drinks

Is it soda? Or is it pop? Or soda pop? Or tonic? (Or sometimes even just plain Coke, no matter what kind of soft drink you order.) They’re all the right name for a soft drink. Which one you’ll hear depends on where you live. Geographic differences Back in 1993, Alan McConchie opened a window…

A Short History of Dandelion and Burdock

Dandelion and Burdock is a traditional English soft drink. This alcohol free drink is the cousin of the American equivalent, root beer. This popular drink is made by many soft drinks companies and is sold in both bottled and canned varieties. Here is an overview of the history of Dandelion and Burdock. Origins Dandelion and…

Powerade Mountain Blast Energy Drink Review

POWERade is another triumph from the Sunny Delight school of marketing. It has the colour (and indeed flavour) of Godzilla’s radioactive wee, and so in some twisted way we delude ourselves into thinking that something so obviously toxic can only possibly be good for us. Aided of course by the marketing people, most notoriously with…

When should you Drink Coke and when should you Drink Pepsi

Living in Atlanta, it is patently obvious that there is NO occasion when one should drink Pepsi. All good, god-fearing Americans are Coca-Cola drinkers. Around these parts, we start drinking the mighty Coke from an early age. Seeing a youngster wandering around in a fresh white diaper and taking a slug of the dark drink…

Product Reviews Sangaria Ramune

Once again I have taken a voyage to Amazon.com’s Japanese section to taste their wares. This time, I decided to sample a Japanese soft drink. The reviews on the product page made me a little skeptical at first. It was allegedly a “faint knockoff of Sprite…” I attempted to read a few more reviews before…

Health of Artificially Sweetened Soft Drinks

Just think of the word “artificial”, meaning that it isn’t natural. It is very hard to see how this can be more healthy than a substance that is natural, and which the body breaks down in a natural way. The fact is that in many cases, artificial sweeteners are not only less healthy, they are…

Soft Drink Reviews Irn Bru

The Barr family have been producing soft drinks in Scotland for well over 100 years. Robert Fulton Barr set up a factory in the Parkhead area of Glasgow in 1887 where, with the help of his brothers, he began manufacturing a range of drinks, culminating in the creation of Iron Brew in 1901. At the…