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Why Is Diet Coke So Fizzy?

16 Sep 2022

Whether you’re buying ingredients for an at home “Coke and Mentos” demonstration, asking a flight attendant for a beverage, or just trying to pour a can of soda into a glass before hockey comes...

Let's Tax Sugary Drinks to Discourage Consumption

26 Jul 2019

This article was first published in The Montreal Gazette....

God, Glycerine, Flavouring, and Kosher Coca-Cola

27 Mar 2018

​This article was first published in The Montreal Gazette.

7 Up: Originally an Antidepressant

17 Jun 2017

When 7 Up was originally placed on the market (In 1929), it was named Bib-Label Lithiated Lemon-Lime Soda- a much less catchy, though more descriptive name. The ‘lithiated’ in the name came from...

Letting the Fizz Out of the Fizz Keeper

20 Mar 2017

A little pump called the “Fizz Keeper” is available in kitchen supply stores to pressurize previously opened soft drink bottles and prevent loss of carbonation. The idea appears to make sense, but...

Taxing Soft Drinks

20 Mar 2017

A gulp of cola tastes just right with a slice of pizza and a smoked meat sandwich goes down nicely with a black cherry soda. I’ll admit to an occasional such indulgence. But for the majority of...


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