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Slice, Everyone’s Sixth-Favorite Soda From the ’90s, Is Back — Sort Of

Source: Grub Street NY

You remember Slice, right? Maybe? The erstwhile fruit-flavored soda line is the latest addition to the slew of throwback soft drinks (Surge, Clearly Canadian, Crystal Pepsi) that have lately enjoyed something of a rebirth. But it won’t be exactly as you remember it (provided you remember it …

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Meth-Laced 7Up Is Killing People in Mexico

Source: Grub Street NY

7Up now comes in a troubling new flavor if you’re in northwest Mexico. Officials in the Mexican state of Baja California warn that bottles with meth have surfaced. One person has died after consuming the drink from a tainted two-liter bottle, and at least another eight have fallen …

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Jolt Cola, Energy-Drink Pioneer From the ’80s, Is Coming Back

Source: Grub Street NY

Prepare yourself for the Jolt Revolt, part two. The latest drink-maker to try cashing in on the retro-beverage nostalgia wave is the high-octane soda with “all the sugar and twice the caffeine” that caused insomnia in many a ’80s and ’90s computer nerd. The company says the original cans …

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People Are Now Using Coke As a Self-tanner Instead of Drinking It

Source: Grub Street NY

Coke: It’s gotta be good for something, right? With so many bottles nowadays gathering dust on supermarket shelves, it seems like a good time to test out some new applications — like a replacement for tanning lotion. As several beauty magazines point

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A New Citrus-Coffee Soda Is a Surprisingly Great Summer Alternative to Cold Brew

Source: Grub Street NY

There are some universal markers of summer. Comic-book movies. Grilling accidents. The start of iced-coffee season. As you no doubt know, cold brew has taken over the iced-coffee game, and is now so pervasive that it’s sold at Dunkin’ Donuts and, likely, your local bodega. In …

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Pepsi Has Released a Cinnamon-Flavored Soda Tragically Called ‘Fire’

Source: Grub Street NY

Soda’s future is so dark that Pepsi has now embraced full-on self-parody, in an attempt to sell carbonated beverages: A representative for the company admits today to the Street that they’ve released a new Pepsi flavor into the wild, and it’s called, “Fire.” Think of it as Fireball, …

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Coca-Cola Insists It Made Coke ‘Healthy’ by Putting Fiber in It

Source: Grub Street NY

Coca-Cola says a new soda it just released in Japan ended up with some fiber in it — please note that this isn’t another crazy recall notice, though. In fact, the fiber was added on purpose to this beverage, which is being marketed as the …

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Mountain Dew Spill Creates Unexpected ‘Huge Foaming Event’ at Pepsi Plant

Source: Grub Street NY

No video footage has surfaced yet, sadly, but it appears that a tank of Mountain Dew syrup exploded at a Pepsi plant last month, creating a so-called “huge foaming event” that triggered the state’s Pollution Emergency Alert System. Crews at the plant tried containing the spill — estimated …

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Court Street Grocers, One of New York’s Favorite Sandwich Shops, Has Created Its Own Line of Classic Soda

Source: Grub Street NY

The very idea of “soda” has, perhaps, fallen out of favor with people, leading to all sorts of reinventions — spiked root beer; “throwback” flavors; new-look, zero-calorie sweeteners aplenty; or even lightly sweetened sodas designed for the discerning, grown-up soda drinker. But great soda doesn’t demand gourmet reinvention. When push …

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Philly’s Soda Tax Has Cut Soft-Drink Sales by as Much as Half

Source: Grub Street NY

When Philadelphia’s soda tax rolled out in January, residents had a very immediate and visceral reaction, tweeting outrage at the new price of 12-packs (almost double), sometimes followed by subversive Google Maps screenshots showing the locations of grocery stores just beyond city limits. It’s no …

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Philadelphians Are Throwing a Fit About Their New Soda Tax

Source: Grub Street NY

The New Year has arrived in all its glory, and that means so has Philadelphia’s heftyish soda tax. Sugary drinks anywhere in the city now incur a surcharge of 1.5 cents per ounce. Technically, it’s a tax levied only on the distributors, but if residents’ furious …

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New Coke Ads Suggest Pairing Your Soda With Sushi and Lobster

Source: Grub Street NY

Coca-Cola’s marketing team has developed a simple strategy to help people forget how unhealthy and not gourmet soda is: Put bottles right next to healthy, fancy foods! According to the AP, a new sort-of-stealth campaign the company launched hopes to portray soda as a …

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Forget Mentos — Start Mixing Your Cola With Liquid Nitrogen

Source: Grub Street NY

Advancing human civilization has always required bold experiments by people willing to take risks others would never dream of. Creating an exploding geyser of sugar water by adding Mentos to Diet Coke was once considered the coolest soda experiment, but it’s now clear that was total amateur hour — because …

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12 cool vintage sodas you should try

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Coca-Cola will always be the city’s most popular soft drink. But lately we’ve noticed lesser-known retro sodas sharing shelf space alongside Coke’s signature curvy glass bottles. Why not wash your lunch down with a gulp of vintage fizz? Moxie Original Elixir, est. 1885 / Ticonderoga Club, $2.50 Blenheim Ginger Ale, est. 1903 / Minero, $3 Fentimans Curiosity Cola, est. 1905 / Star Provisions, $4.10 NuGrape, est. 1906 / Fred’s Meat & Bread, $2.75 Triple XXX Root Beer, est. 1908 / Fred’s Meat & Bread, $2.75 Hosmer Orange Dry, est. 1912 / Fred’s Meat & Bread, $2.75 Cheerwine, est. 1917 / ...

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12 cool vintage sodas you should try

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Coca-Cola will always be the city’s most popular soft drink. But lately we’ve noticed lesser-known retro sodas sharing shelf space alongside Coke’s signature curvy glass bottles. Why not wash your lunch down with a gulp of vintage fizz? Moxie Original Elixir, est. 1885 / Ticonderoga Club, $2.50 Blenheim Ginger Ale, est. 1903 / Minero, $3 Fentimans Curiosity Cola, est. 1905 / Star Provisions, $4.10 NuGrape, est. 1906 / Fred’s Meat & Bread, $2.75 Triple XXX Root Beer, est. 1908 / Fred’s Meat & Bread, $2.75 Hosmer Orange Dry, est. 1912 / Fred’s Meat & Bread, $2.75 Cheerwine, est. 1917 / ...

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12 cool vintage sodas you should try

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Coca-Cola will always be the city’s most popular soft drink. But lately we’ve noticed lesser-known retro sodas sharing shelf space alongside Coke’s signature curvy glass bottles. Why not wash your lunch down with a gulp of vintage fizz? Moxie Original Elixir, est. 1885 / Ticonderoga Club, $2.50 Blenheim Ginger Ale, est. 1903 / Minero, $3 Fentimans Curiosity Cola, est. 1905 / Star Provisions, $4.10 NuGrape, est. 1906 / Fred’s Meat & Bread, $2.75 Triple XXX Root Beer, est. 1908 / Fred’s Meat & Bread, $2.75 Hosmer Orange Dry, est. 1912 / Fred’s Meat & Bread, $2.75 Cheerwine, est. 1917 / ...

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12 cool vintage sodas you should try

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Coca-Cola will always be the city’s most popular soft drink. But lately we’ve noticed lesser-known retro sodas sharing shelf space alongside Coke’s signature curvy glass bottles. Why not wash your lunch down with a gulp of vintage fizz? Moxie Original Elixir, est. 1885 / Ticonderoga Club, $2.50 Blenheim Ginger Ale, est. 1903 / Minero, $3 Fentimans Curiosity Cola, est. 1905 / Star Provisions, $4.10 NuGrape, est. 1906 / Fred’s Meat & Bread, $2.75 Triple XXX Root Beer, est. 1908 / Fred’s Meat & Bread, $2.75 Hosmer Orange Dry, est. 1912 / Fred’s Meat & Bread, $2.75 Cheerwine, est. 1917 / ...

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12 cool vintage sodas you should try

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Coca-Cola will always be the city’s most popular soft drink. But lately we’ve noticed lesser-known retro sodas sharing shelf space alongside Coke’s signature curvy glass bottles. Why not wash your lunch down with a gulp of vintage fizz? Moxie Original Elixir, est. 1885 / Ticonderoga Club, $2.50 Blenheim Ginger Ale, est. 1903 / Minero, $3 Fentimans Curiosity Cola, est. 1905 / Star Provisions, $4.10 NuGrape, est. 1906 / Fred’s Meat & Bread, $2.75 Triple XXX Root Beer, est. 1908 / Fred’s Meat & Bread, $2.75 Hosmer Orange Dry, est. 1912 / Fred’s Meat & Bread, $2.75 Cheerwine, est. 1917 / ...

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12 cool vintage sodas you should try

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Coca-Cola will always be the city’s most popular soft drink. But lately we’ve noticed lesser-known retro sodas sharing shelf space alongside Coke’s signature curvy glass bottles. Why not wash your lunch down with a gulp of vintage fizz? Moxie Original Elixir, est. 1885 / Ticonderoga Club, $2.50 Blenheim Ginger Ale, est. 1903 / Minero, $3 Fentimans Curiosity Cola, est. 1905 / Star Provisions, $4.10 NuGrape, est. 1906 / Fred’s Meat & Bread, $2.75 Triple XXX Root Beer, est. 1908 / Fred’s Meat & Bread, $2.75 Hosmer Orange Dry, est. 1912 / Fred’s Meat & Bread, $2.75 Cheerwine, est. 1917 / ...

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World One Step Closer to the Brink As Coke Introduces ‘Selfie Bottle’

Source: Grub Street NY

Back in the ’90s, when soft-drink manufacturers wanted to shake things up with novelty drinks, they would do things like pack bottles with edible balls. Clearly, no one has any ideas left anymore, because Coca-Cola’s best idea in 2016 is a “selfie bottle.” Unlike your traditional sans-camera Coke, …

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World One Step Closer to the Brink As Coke Introduces ‘Selfie Bottle’

Source: Grub Street NY

Back in the ’90s, when soft-drink manufacturers wanted to shake things up with novelty drinks, they would do things like pack bottles with edible balls. Clearly, no one has any ideas left anymore, because Coca-Cola’s best idea in 2016 is a “selfie bottle.” Unlike your traditional sans-camera Coke, …

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New to metro Atlanta, Rocket Fizz is a candy paradise

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Asian candies for grabs at Rocket Fizz Marietta.Photograph by Jennifer Zyman. Candyholics, rejoice! There is a new mega candy store making its way into the metro area. The California-based Rocket Fizz chain now has three locations in Georgia: Savannah, Marietta Square, and, most recently, Decatur. Aside from how colorful the store is, what is most exciting is the element of discovery and delight in finding lost treasures. Are you looking for that hard-to-find candy from your childhood? Rocket Fizz stocks loads of treats and surprises from yesteryear. Seeking gummy fruits from Japan or that chocolate bar you loved in England ...

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New to metro Atlanta, Rocket Fizz is a candy paradise

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Asian candies for grabs at Rocket Fizz Marietta.Photograph by Jennifer Zyman. Candyholics, rejoice! There is a new mega candy store making its way into the metro area. The California-based Rocket Fizz chain now has three locations in Georgia: Savannah, Marietta Square, and, most recently, Decatur. Aside from how colorful the store is, what is most exciting is the element of discovery and delight in finding lost treasures. Are you looking for that hard-to-find candy from your childhood? Rocket Fizz stocks loads of treats and surprises from yesteryear. Seeking gummy fruits from Japan or that chocolate bar you loved in England ...

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Coca-Cola Caught ‘Monitoring’ Its Critics

Source: Grub Street NY

“What troubling activity is Coca-Cola up to this week?” you ask. The company that funded pro-soda research that made audacious health claims for months after the fraud was exposed has turned to borderline-intimidation tactics: The Sydney Morning Herald got hold of …

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Surprise! Soda Companies Are Paying Experts to Oppose Soda Taxes

Source: Grub Street NY

Who would‘ve thought? It turns out the soda industry has been quietly paying health experts to publicly oppose soda taxes in the lead-up to November’s election. Several major cities have sugary-drink taxes on the upcoming ballot, and Big Soda’s well-heeled lobby, the American Beverage …

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