sábado, 25 de marzo de 2017

The List Of Best Sodas On Earth Doesn't Look Quite Like You'd Expect

The world has been eagerly awaiting this for generations. There's is finally an official (seemingly unbiased) ranking of sodas and the results might surprise you. The top dog should be obvious, buts its longtime rival is strangely much lower on the list than expected. Bear in mind, this is as legit as possible. We didn't poll a handful of people waiting for the subway. It's from a poll that just closed on Ranker.com and over 185,000 people voted. It's pretty hard to dispute these statistics.

It should come as a surprise to no one that Coca-Cola took the top spot. Everyone loves Coke. But, for decades we were lead to believe that there was a rivalry between Coke and Pepsi. If this poll is any indication, the war is pretty one-sided. Scrolling through the list, you won't even come across Pepsi-Cola until the tenth spot down. That's below Dr Pepper, Mountain Dew, and even Canada Dry Ginger Ale. The people have spoken.

Here's a look at the top ten, starting with the tenth position and working our way to coveted top spot.

10.) Pepsi-Cola

We always just assumed that Pepsi was almost as popular as Coke, but according to this poll it's not in the ballpark.

9.) Canada Dry Ginger Ale

Canada Dry makes a really good ginger ale. But, it's still surprising that there are that many ginger ale fans out there.

8.) Coca-Cola Cherry

Damn, Cherry Coke beat regular Pepsi? That's like when Pac had the youngest members of the Outlawz rap on Hit 'em Up - Coke's b-team versus Pepsi's main offering.

7.) Orange Crush

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Every child of the 90s shared Keenan and Kel's love of orange soda. It tastes like childhood.

6.) 7Up

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When someone brings up soda rivalries, many people's minds immediately head toward Coke and Pepsi. The rivalry between Sprite and 7Up is pretty good too.

5.) A & W Root Beer

Root beer (along with sarsaparilla, birch beer, and cream soda) is one of the most old timey sodas available. Sipping it brings a drinkers back to simpler times. Plus, it's just begging to used to make a root beer float.

4.) Mountain Dew

Mountain Dew is a complete mystery to many people. What is it about this soda that makes it so popular? It tastes the way Palm Olive smells, but people who love it chug it all day and all night. Just like Charlie Kelly, it's the wildcard on the list.

3.) Sprite

The winner of the lemon-lime soda war, Sprite is the go-to citrus beverage for most people.

2.) Dr. Pepper

Some day, Dr. Pepper will rise past Coca-Cola to atop the soda mountain where it belongs.

1.) Coca-Cola

The winner and still champion is...Coca-Cola. Waiting to find out that Coke holds the top spot is worse than sitting through a whole episode of The Walking Dead only to realize that literally nothing happened (speed up the plot, Kirkman).

Now, all we need is a poll to figure out which is the preferred term: soda or pop (or soda pop)? The people want to know!

martes, 21 de marzo de 2017

San Diego Coca-Cola plant to layoff 102

San Diego Coca-Cola plant to layoff 102

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Coca-Cola will lay off more than 100 San Diego workers in the wake of declining soft drink sales.

The company is moving warehouse operations from its Webster plant to its more modern Oceanside facility in an effort to increase efficiency and respond to evolving consumer demand. Beverage Digest, a publication that covers the drinks industry, reports that soda consumption is at a 30-year low.

A Coca-Cola spokeswoman says the company will still have about 460 local workers, and sent 10News the following statement:

"Coca-Cola Refreshments is committed to investing in our growing business in the San Diego region. We remain focused on providing the highest-quality products and best customer service in San Diego and all of California. To better serve our expanding customer base and evolving consumer needs, and bring greater efficiency to our business, we are consolidating our San Diego warehouse operations into our newly expanded and upgraded Oceanside facility. This will result in closure of our warehouse operations in San Diego. We have informed our associates of the changes and are fully committed to treating every associate with respect and dignity throughout this process."

The layoffs are expected to be completed by the end of July.

Meanwhile, some San Diegans say they don't plan to change their attitudes toward soda.

"All the sugar and the carbonated gas that's in it, I know it's not good for my body, it's not going to do me any good," said Nina Nive, who said she doesn't drink soda at all.

Bottled water consumption surpassed soda consumption for the first time in 2016. Americas consumed an average of 39.3 gallons of bottled water, compared to 38.5 gallons of carbonated soft drinks.

"I think that's sad, I think it's sad for the employees, it's sad for the company," said Paul Trausch, who said he drinks soda three to six times a week.

The Webster facility will still have workers in operating sales and customer care at its Webster location.

sábado, 18 de marzo de 2017

Isaac Adewole FG says Coca-Cola products manufactured in Nigeria are safe



FG says Coca-Cola products manufactured in Nigeria are safe

Adewole explained that both benzoic acid and ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) were ingredients approved by International Food Safety regulators.

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The Federal Government has reassured Nigerians that the Coca-Cola products manufactured in Nigeria were safe for consumption.

This is contained in a statement issued by Mrs Akinola Boade, the Director, Media and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Health, on Friday in Abuja.

She said the explanation followed a stakeholders meeting summoned by the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, to address related issues on the recent court judgment on the case filed by Fijabi Holdings against the Nigeria Bottling Company and NAFDAC.

Adewole explained that both benzoic acid and ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) were ingredients approved by International Food Safety regulators and used in many food and beverage products around the world.

“Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) is the organisation established by Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and World Health Organisation (WHO) to set internationally recognised standards, codes of practice, guidelines relating to foods, food production and food safety.

“In the case of benzoic acid, the standard set by Codex was 600mg/kg until recently reviewed to 250mg/kg and adopted in 2016.

“With reference to the Codex standard and other relevant documents, Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) in consultation with and relevant stakeholders elaborated the standard of benzoic acid in soft drinks to be at 250mg/kg based on the national climatic and storage conditions.

“This standard has been in existence since 1997 and revised in 2008, the levels of benzoic acid in Fanta (1 batch) and Sprite (2 batches) presented by the claimant in the court are 188.64mg/kg, 201.06mg/kg and 161.5mg/kg, respectively,”he said.

The minister stressed that the levels were in compliance with both the Codex and Nigeria Industrial Standards, stressing that the Coca-Cola products manufactured in Nigeria were safe for consumption in view of the following reasons:

“Risk assessment was conducted to ascertain maximum limits of food additives acceptable in foods. This takes into consideration the environmental, storage and distribution conditions as well as the shelf life of food products.

“NAFDAC and SON regularly monitor the manufacturing practices of food industries and conduct laboratory analysis to ascertain continuous compliance with required national standards.

“There was a routine inspection conducted at Nigeria Bottling Company by NAFDAC officers in December 2016, which was satisfactory.

“With reference to the Codex standards, each country or region is permitted to adapt a standard and limit based on country specific scientific evidence such as environmental, storage and distribution conditions,” he added.

Adewole noted that benzoic acid as a preservative prevents the growth of micro-organisms which thrive more at higher climatic temperatures like in Nigeria.

He said that due to the different environmental conditions obtainable in the UK, the standard for benzoic acid was set at a lower limit of 150mg/kg, while in Nigeria it was set at 250mg/kg even below that of Codex (as at time of production of that batch; Codex limit was 600mgkg).

Besides, the minister said that food products being imported into a country must comply with the relevant standards of the destination country.

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He said “NAFDAC has processes in place to ensure products imported into the country are evaluated to ascertain compliance with required Nigeria Industrial Standards.’’

Adewole further said that the claimant did not obtain NAFDAC certification before export; otherwise, he would have been advised on the required standard of the destination country.

He therefore advised Nigerians to take medicines with potable water as this would help to prevent unexpected drug-food interactions.

He added that all bottling companies are encouraged to insert advisory warnings on all products as necessary.


This is the one difference between Coke and Pepsi

The cola wars rage on but what is the difference between Coke and Pepsi - besides the colour of the can?

For generations the cola wars have raged on - but is there really a difference between Coca Cola and Pepsi?

Most people wouldn't be able to tell them apart in a blind taste test, but you may well have a preference.

And, of course, some people only start to feel it's really Christmas when the Coca Cola lorry appears on our screens (or shows up in a city centre).

Coca Cola and PepsiCo are actually two of the world's biggest food brands, one of 10 who own pretty much all of the world's food brands .

1997 - Pepsi Cola launched their new can featuring the Spice Girls who have netted £100000 each for the deal

So, what is the difference?

The actual difference is down to one thing: Coke a vanilla flavour, while Pepsi has a more citrus flavour.

Quoted in Business Insider from his book, Blink, Malcolm Gladwell explains why Pepsi tends to win the Pepsi Challenge: "Pepsi is sweeter than Coke, so right away it had a big advantage in a sip test. Pepsi is also characterized by a citrusy flavor burst, unlike the more raisiny-vanilla taste of Coke. But that burst tends to dissipate over the course of an entire can. Pepsi, in short, is a drink built to shine in a sip test."

There, that is the main difference between the two cola behemoths.

In other words, Coke has a smoother taste while Pepsi gives a sharper burst of flavour.

lunes, 13 de marzo de 2017

Does a Spike in Bottled Water Sales Mean Trouble for Coca-Cola and Pepsi?

U.S. consumers bought more bottled water than soda in 2016 for the first time ever, but Coca-Cola and Pepsi Co. will be fine.

Consumption of bottled water reached 39.3 gallons per capita last year, surpassing the 38.5 gallons of soda per capita consumed, according to data from the Beverage Marketing Association. Per capita consumption of water was at 36.5 gallons, with soda at 39 gallons, in 2015.

Dollar sales of soda still outpaced bottled water sales. Soda generated $39.5 billion, and bottled water came in at $21.3 billion, the Wall Street Journal reports.

As health concerns about sugar intake drove consumers away from soft drinks during the past several years, Coca-Cola and Pepsi began dominating the bottled water market. Together, the two soda giants account for 26 percent of all bottled water sales.

Nestle sold the most bottled water out of all other providers, capturing 23 percent of the sales by volume, which makes sense when you consider the company.

Coca-Cola markets the most popular bottled water brand, Dasani, as well as the more expensive, luxury brands Glacéau and smartwater, and Pepsi sells Aquafina and LIFEWTR.

Despite the increasing market share of bottled water products, Coca-Cola expects a decline in profits this year due to declining demand for soda in the states, Reuters reported in February.

The data on bottled water includes carbonated, unsweetened water and probably the boxed water products popular with some celebrities, and the soda category does not include carbonated energy drinks.

domingo, 12 de marzo de 2017

How Coca-Cola Started Out As A Potential Cure For Morphine Addiction

John Pemberton And The Quiet Tragedy Behind Coca-Cola's Invention

John Pemberton struggled with addiction for much of his life. Somewhere along the way, this addiction spurred invention.

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Coca-Cola marketing executive Wendy Clark once wrote of the man who invented the beverage: "a pharmacist who wanted to create an elixir that would give people a moment of refreshment and uplift, a moment of happiness."

Clark stays true to the brand's message that Coca-Cola wants only to "make the world happier," but the real motivation behind its creation tells a different story.

John Pemberton

The birth of Coca-Cola begins in the late 19th century with a man named Dr. John Stith Pemberton, a slave owner who worked in medicine, and fought as a Confederate soldier in the American Civil War.

Before John Pemberton served in the Third Georgia Cavalry Battalion, he made his living as a chemist and a pharmacist. Having studied at the Reform Medical College in Macon, Georgia, Pemberton was a licensed practitioner of Thomsonian medicine, which relies on the principles of botany and herbalism to rid the body of harmful toxins.

As still happens today, at least among Western cultures, many looked at this form of medical practice with distrust and suspicion. Yet Pemberton still went on to successfully practice his trade before eventually earning a degree in pharmacy at a school in Philadelphia, shortly before the start of the Civil War in 1861.

Pemberton's time in the Army wasn't without personal tragedy, and at the Battle of Columbus in April 1865, he sustained a saber wound to the chest which nearly killed him. Pemberton survived, but was left to battle a crippling morphine addiction, which caretakers offered to Pemberton as a painkiller to treat his substantial wounds.

From Addiction To Invention

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Relying on the knowledge he had gathered over his professional years, John Pemberton set out in search of a cure for addiction. He began to experiment with various herbs and plants, including the coca leaf, which, as many know by now, is the raw material used in the production of cocaine.

By mixing coca leaves, wine, and kola nuts (in case that cocaine didn't offer a big enough caffeine kick), Pemberton came up with his first beverage, called Pemberton's French Wine Coca. The drink, advertised as an anti-depressant, a painkiller, and an all-around aphrodisiac, worked to relieve the ails of Pemberton's opioid addiction and was sold to the public, where it gained almost immediate success.

A short 20 years after its formulation, Atlanta County, the area of Georgia that Pemberton and his business enterprise called home, announced that it was prohibiting the production, selling, or buying of alcohol. With the nationwide threat of Prohibition looming, Pemberton sought to protect his interests and removed the alcoholic ingredient from the drink's recipe in 1886, replacing the wine with a sugary syrup.

Working with his longtime friend Willis E. Venable, the pair rebranded the item Coca-Cola, which they would have intended for medicinal use had they not accidentally added carbonated water to the mixture. Instead of scrapping the idea, they marketed the confection as a refreshing soft drink.

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While Coke would go on to become a global success, its inventor didn't fare so well. As there is no known cure for addiction, the replacement of morphine with cocaine only provided a temporary reprieve from his condition.

His morphine habit returned, an addiction that cost him his life's savings to feed, as well as his health. Additionally, the sudden rebranding of the medicinal elixir as a soft drink didn't initially go over so well, which forced Pemberton to sell the rights to his creation to various business partners just to make ends meet.

John Pemberton died of stomach cancer in 1888, broke and in the grips of addiction. He left his fortune, which at that time consisted only of his remaining shares in the Coca-Cola company, to his only son, Charles. Charles, a morphine addict himself, would die a mere six years after his father, missing out on the tremendous popularity and success Coca-Cola would see the world over, by several years.

Now that you've learned the story of John Pemberton, learn about the men who pioneered the world's most popular fast food restaurants. Then, read up on the secret history of Coca-Cola, from morphine to the invention of Santa Claus and beyond.

sábado, 11 de marzo de 2017

Coca Cola High Sugar Level Causes Diabetes

Each day 1.8 billion bottles of Coca cola are sold making it the most common cold drink brand in the world. But do you know how harmful it is for your health?

The unhealthiest aspect of coca cola is the high level of sugar it contains. Each 250 ml bottle of coca-cola contains 5 tablespoon of sugar which is far above normal for a drink.

Many people think that 5 tablespoon of sugar is normal but the maximum amount of sugar that a man can intake daily is 9 tablespoons. So drinking one bottle of coke means consuming 60% of your daily sugar quota.

Also Read: Coca Cola & Pepsi Contains Alcohol

Your biscuits, tea, snacks all contain sugar, so how can anyone remain under the prescribe amount of sugar while drinking cold drinks? To be honest it is not possible.