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SOFT DRINKS

Coca-Cola and Pepsi-Cola companies controlled 75% of the carbonated soft drink market in 2005, selling over 7.6 billion cases of soda.
(Beverage Digest)
 

The first soda pop made in the U.S. was Vernor's Ginger Ale, created in Detroit, Michigan in 1866.

Coca Cola, Hires Root Beer and Dr. Pepper were all introduced in the same year, 1886.

Nebraska designated Kool-Aid as its Official State Soft Drink in 1998.

Americans drink over 13 billion gallons of soft drinks each year.

APPROXIMATE CAFFEINE CONTENT OF SOFT DRINKS
(12 oz. cans)

    • Coca Cola    - 45 mg
    Pepsi Cola   - 39 mg
    • Dr Pepper    - 40 mg
    • Mountain Dew - 54 mg
     

 

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