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NYC Department of Health Anti-Soda Video Is Truly Horrifying

The New York City Department of Health released the following commercial on YouTube, and it's one of the grossest things we've ever seen (and we see a lot). The print ads of human fat pouring out of bottles are nothing compared to this horrific display. Forget attempts to educate or encourage good behavior, no, the [...]

Conan O'Brien Forces His Employees to Drink Tofurky and Gravy Soda

In the recurring segment "Andy'll Try It!" on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter tries random products like Bakon vodka and women's jeans. This time around it was Jones Tofurky and Gravy Soda, but Richter (wisely) passes and hands it off to the trombonist Richie "La Bamba" Rosenberg for a new segment called [...]

Coca-Cola Owes its Early Success to Free Sample Coupons

Coca-Cola, one of the most ubiquitous products in the world, owes its success to pretty much one thing: coupons. Asa Candler, a druggist who purchased the formula for the soda in 1887, was known for his innovative marketing techniques and introduced a free sample coupon (the first of its kind) to the company's advertising program [...]

NYC Subway Ads: Human Fat Pouring Out of Bottles

The people at the NYC Department of Health care so much about you and your fat ass that they want you to drink less sugary drinks. And since they can't seem to get the political will to get a "fat tax" on the drinks to push them out of everyone's reach, they're just going to [...]

"Obsessives: Soda Pop" Mini-Documentary by Chow [video]

Chow's "Obsessives" series is sometimes really great. In the latest episode "Soda Pop," they pay a visit to John Nese's Galco’s Soda Pop Stop in Los Angeles that specializes in fizzy drinks from independent and small-batch soda makers. A fountain of knowledge, we'd listen to him for hours. The man knows his stuff!

No BYOC (Bring Your Own Coke) at Pizzaiolo in Oakland

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The SF Gate ran the story "Bay Area diners' behavior grabs attention," ostensibly about diners behaving badly: pole dancing, sex in bathrooms, being mean, etc. You know the drill.
But then they drop this little nugget about the restaurant Pizzaiolo in Oakland and the customer who wanted Coca Cola so badly that they offered [...]

The New York Times Fears Underground Soda Sales

Bootleggers, circa 1920. Photo from Michigan History Magazine.
The New York Times warns about the potential for illicit, underground bootleg sales of soda in a story about New York City's health commissioner Dr. Thomas R. Frieden advocating for a soda tax.
Frieden is running off his experience with taxing cigarettes, and even the Times recognizes that it [...]

Real Sugar Used in 'Pepsi Throwback' and 'Mountain Dew Throwback'

Hot on the heels of food trends reverting to WWII-era frugality and simplicity, Pepsi will be releasing Pepsi Throwback and Mountain Dew Throwback — reissues of the original soda formulas, made with real sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup.
This is excellent news for the kind of soft drink purist who would ship a [...]

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