Introduced in 1985, Coca-Cola Cherry is a Cherry flavored version of the world’s most popular cola. Thank you to Maverick McFarlane, ajaykeer23939, Alex Robinson, 59fiftycap, Ben Lee, Curtis Griffin and Bobby Murray for the request. What’s your favorite soda? Please let me know in the comments. Thank you for watching.
Fresca Original Citrus is a grapefruit flavored zero calorie soda. Fresca was a favorite of President Lyndon B. Johnson. Famously, a million dollar question on “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?” asked: “For ordering his favorite beverages on demand, LBJ had four buttons installed in the Oval Office labeled ‘coffee,’ ‘tea,’ ‘Coke’ and what?” The answer, which the contestant was not able to provide, was Fresca. I reviewed Mexican Fresca on episode #167 of Soda Tasting. Thank you to mikeypaco […]
Soda mixing when is when I combine two or more sodas to create something new. This time around we’re mixing Cheerwine (with Sugar) and Coca-Cola Vanilla to create Coca-Cola Vanilla Cheerwine. Thank you to Kevin Saju for the request. Have you tried this mix? Please let me know in the comments. Here is the nutritional information for each of the sodas featured in today’s episode: Cheerwine (with Sugar) (see my review) Company: Carolina Beverage Calories (per 12 oz.): 150 Caffeine […]
The Fresca brand was first introduced in the U.S. in 1966, but Coca-Cola uses the brand differently in Mexico. In the U.S., it is a calorie free drink where in Mexico it is a regular citrus soda, sweetened with sugar. Have you had Mexican Fresca? Please let me know in the comments. Thank you for watching.
Coca-Cola was first made available for sale on May 8, 1886. It was on this day that the creator of the syrup, a pharmacist named John Pemberton, brought a jug to Jacobs’ Pharmacy in Atlanta, where it was put on sale. Dr. Pemberton’s bookkeeper and partner, Frank M. Robinson, suggested the name and trademarked it in the unique script that it still uses to this day. Pemberton didn’t really capitalize off of his creation, selling his interest off at various […]
Apple sodas might not be especially popular in the United States, but in Mexico, there are a bunch of options. Good fortune presented me with a selection of apple sodas, so of course, I decided to do an apple soda blind tasting. While four of these sodas are from Mexico, one is from Taiwan. Thank you to Jonathan Bailey and Crystal Ramey for providing me with two of the sodas. What’s your favorite apple soda? Please let me know in […]
Inca Kola is a source of natural pride in Peru, the country where it was invented. Coca-Cola bought the brand in 1999, securing ownership throughout the world except in Peru, where it is owned by Corporación Inca Kola Perú, a joint venture between Coca-Cola and the Lindley family, who created the drink. Thank you to lucd45 for the requesting this soda and to Jonathan Bailey and Crystal Ramey for sending it to me. Are you a fan of Inca Kola? […]
Similar to Thums Up, which I reviewed on episode #119, Limca was introduced by Parle, which Coca-Cola bought in the early 1990s. They publish the Limca Book of Records, a Guinness Book of Records style publication that highlights the achievements of people from India. Have you had Limca? Please let me know in the comments. Thank you for watching.
In 1973, the Indian government passed the Foreign Exchange Regulation Act. Through this act, they attempted to force Coca-Cola to sell 60% of the equity in their operations in the country to Indian investors. According to a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette report from August of 1977, this loss of majority would have meant that Coke would have had to surrender their secret formula. An Asia Times story mentions that that Coke agreed to sell 60% of it’s bottling and distribution units, but […]
Introduced in 1955 in Africa, Sparletta Creme Soda is available in Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda. The Coca-Cola South Africa website has this brand message for the drink: “Why Not?…BeND tHe RuLeS. Sparletta is a brand aimed at teens and young adults, which encourages a spirit of having fun. The brand encourages a harmless bending of rules for the sake of having fun, but not open rebellion. It’s message is simple: Live a little and have fun.” […]
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