School Fined $15,000 Because Bookstore Sold Soda During Lunch

School Fined $15,000 Because Bookstore Sold Soda During Lunch

A high school in Utah says it won’t be able to pay for some of its arts programs this year because it’s been hit with a $15,000 federal fine after the school’s bookstore was caught allegedly selling soda during lunch time. [More]

10-Calorie Versions Of 7-Up, RC, Sunkist, A&W, Canada Dry Now Being Tested

10-Calorie Versions Of 7-Up, RC, Sunkist, A&W, Canada Dry Now Being Tested

It’s been almost a year since the Dr. Pepper Snapple Group filed trademarks for 10-calorie versions of several of its soft drink brands, and now the company has finally gotten around to testing five of them — 7-Up, RC, Sunkist, A&W, and Canada Dry — in three different areas around the country. [More]

The United Arab Emirates Will Not Stand For The Grocery Shrink Ray

When Coke and Pepsi cans sold in the United Arab Emirates were shrink rayed from 355 milliliters (about 12 ounces) to 300 mL (about 10 ounces) while the price remained the same, it wasn’t just customers who complained. The government noticed, too, and is removing the offending cans from store shelves. Those wacky foreigners! [More]

Canadian Scientists: Actually, Mountain Dew Can't Dissolve A Mouse

Canadian Scientists: Actually, Mountain Dew Can't Dissolve A Mouse

The Canadian Broadcasting Company has an important message for the soda pop-buying public: PepsiCo’s claim that Mountain Dew can’t dissolve a whole mouse into a “jelly-like substance” seems unlikely to them. A rodent in a small container of soft drink is going to decompose, not dissolve. Doesn’t that make you feel better? [More]

Dr. Pepper Ten: Naming Soda After Number Of Calories Add Up At Larger Sizes

Dr. Pepper Ten: Naming Soda After Number Of Calories Add Up At Larger Sizes

So “Ten” is Dr. Pepper’s new diet soda and it’s just for guys. But the small print with the calories on the side of the can seems puts the lie to the old trope that men are better at math… [More]

Dr. Pepper Introduces Diet Soda "Just For Men"

Dr. Pepper Introduces Diet Soda "Just For Men"

In the jungle, a fist punches a snake. Lasers blast across the screen. A man in commando gear attempts and fails to pour a can of Dr. Pepper into a glass while hurtling through the bush in an ATV. Yes, it’s the new ad campaign rolling out for Dr. Pepper Ten diet soda being marketed at men, and women aren’t invited. [More]

Addicted To Caffeine? Here's How To Wean Yourself

Addicted To Caffeine? Here's How To Wean Yourself

Once you’ve gotten to the point where you need caffeine to transform into a semblance of a normal person each day, it’s probably a good idea to try to distance yourself from the drug. [More]

Big Soda Sues NYC Health Dept. Over Anti-Pop Agenda

Big Soda Sues NYC Health Dept. Over Anti-Pop Agenda

While municipalities around the country continue to talk smack about sugary drinks, often while trying to slap a hefty tax on the beverages, the pop industry has been fighting back in the courtroom. [More]

1956 Ad Says Feed 7-Up To Babies

1956 Ad Says Feed 7-Up To Babies

This Seven-Up ad from a 1956 LIFE is simply amazing. Who needs mother’s milk when you have Seven-Up? [More]

Trademarks Filed For 10-Calories Versions Of 7-Up, Canada Dry, A&W

Trademarks Filed For 10-Calories Versions Of 7-Up, Canada Dry, A&W

As we reported earlier this year, Dr. Pepper was getting into the manly diet drink wars by testing its 10-calorie Dr. Pepper Ten in a handful of markets. Well it looks like those tests have proved at least somewhat successful, as the Doc’s parent company, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group Inc., has filed trademarks for “Ten” versions of several of its other brands. [More]

Pepsi Machine Wants You To Buy Drinks For Friends And Random Strangers

Pepsi Machine Wants You To Buy Drinks For Friends And Random Strangers

PepsiCo has rolled out what it deems a “social” vending machine, which allows customers to buy drinks for friends, who receive a redemption code by text and use it to pick up their soda at any other social vending machine. The machine also has a “Random Acts of Refreshment” mode, just in case you really want to give a complete stranger in another city a can of Pepsi. [More]

Trucks Filled With Dr Pepper Mysteriously Disappear In Texas, Turn Up Empty

Trucks Filled With Dr Pepper Mysteriously Disappear In Texas, Turn Up Empty

There’s either a huge black market in stolen Dr Pepper out there, or a band of incredibly thirsty criminals somewhere in Texas. In the last two months, in three separate incidents, soda rustlers have hot-wired five tractor-trailers from Dr Pepper distribution centers in different cities. All five trucks were later found abandoned and unharmed, but empty. Each truck was loaded with $20,000 worth of bubbly product. [More]

Beverage Labeling Initiative Urges Honest Calorie Listing On 20-Ounce Bottles

Beverage Labeling Initiative Urges Honest Calorie Listing On 20-Ounce Bottles

For years, slick soda manufacturers got away with half-truth in labeling by listing its calories per serving on the labels of 20-ounce-and-smaller bottles rather than the total amount of calories in the drink. [More]

Pepsi Outdoes Coke By Planning Bottles Made Entirely Of Plants

Pepsi Outdoes Coke By Planning Bottles Made Entirely Of Plants

More than a year after Coke unveiled bottles made partially from plant products, Pepsi announced it’s making containers made solely from vegetation. [More]

Coke Pulls Some Products From Shelves For "Off Taste"

Coke Pulls Some Products From Shelves For "Off Taste"

Some retailers in the St. Louis area are being asked to pull a variety of Coca-Cola products off the shelves because of a “slight off taste.” [More]

American Beverage Association Responds To Call For Ban On Caramel Coloring In Cola

American Beverage Association Responds To Call For Ban On Caramel Coloring In Cola

Earlier this week, the Center For Science In The Public Interest petitioned the FDA to ban two forms of caramel coloring, claiming that the ammonia and sulfites used in the creation of the products results in allegedly carcinogenic chemicals making their way into the resulting food and drink. Consumerist reached out to Coca-Cola and Pepsi to get their side of the story, but were instead passed on to the American Beverage Association, which offered its own version of things. [More]

Gallery Of Generic Dr. Peppers

Gallery Of Generic Dr. Peppers

Naming a generic version of Dr. Pepper requires a special dose of imagination of the supermarket brand specialist not required by other fizzy drinks. You can’t just get away with “Cola” or “Orange.” There are innumerable variations and several websites have cropped up to document and catalog them. Check out postmyportfolio.com/Generic_Dr_Pepper.htm and Dr Kenton’s Generic Dr Peppers Page to get a pretty comprehensive overview. I think my favorite version is “Dr. Radical.” [More]

Pepsi Has The Balls To Say What Coke Won't: HFCS Doesn't
Taste Exactly The Same As Sugar

Pepsi Has The Balls To Say What Coke Won't: HFCS Doesn't Taste Exactly The Same As Sugar

A few weeks back, Coca-Cola informed us that there is no distinguishable difference in taste between Coke made with High-Fructose Corn Syrup and Coke made with cane sugar. But when we asked the people at Pepsi the same question, they had a very different answer. [More]