American Drinks – 3 Fascinating Facts About Soda!

American drinks have the biggest selection of flavours the world has ever seen. From Iced Tea to Hawaiian Punch, and every other drink in between, America sure knows how to create a taste sensation! But, out of all the amazing drinks you can get across the pond, it’s soda that really takes the trophy.

What do you really know about American soda, though? Other that the fact it tastes amazing, that is? If your answer is ‘not much’, never fear, we are here to treat your taste-buds AND your brain with 3 fantastic facts about these fabulously fizzy American drinks!

(For some more general facts about American Food, why not check out this?!)

Fizzy American drinks were first created to be used as medicine

Did you know that soda was originally made to compete with naturally sparkling mineral water? The spring water was thought to cure all sorts of illnesses and ailments from stomachache to alcoholism and so much more! So, in the 1700s inventors attempted to recreate this by mixing water with bicarbonate of soda and acid. However, it wasn’t until the 1800s that flavours were added to this fizzy water and the classic American drinks were invented!

The industry expanded at a rapid pace; by the 1860s people were calling it ‘pop’. Then, by the 1880’s Coca-Cola – the world’s biggest American drinks brand – was created.

You drink more Coca-Cola than you think

If someone was to ask you to name a brand of fizzy American drinks, Coca-Cola would be the first one that comes into your head, right? Well, there’s a reason for that. Coca-Cola is the most widely distributed product on the planet!

“If all the Coca-Cola bottles in the world were laid end to end they would reach the moon and back more than 1,677 times”

How many flavours?!

Everyone knows American drinks have some of the best flavours in the world, but there are plenty more weird and wonderful flavours of soft drinks around the world! For example, Japan has salty watermelon, wasabi, and curry-flavoured soda to name a few. Other flavours from all over the globe include onion, black garlic, and grass jelly! But, if you’re after something a little more appealing, American soda is where it’s at. From grape to ginger and everything in between, there’s bound to be a flavour out there for you!

One of the best classic American drink flavours out there has to be Root Beer though. Dating back to the 1890s, Root Beer is a delicious, creamy, quintessentially American soda. It’s a well-loved drink, with brands like A&W being firm favourites across the country.

So, there you have it! Three fascinating facts about American soda! If this has got you feelin’ thirsty, why not check out all the delicious drinks we have on our website? Don’t forget about our current 3 for 2 deal!

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