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Top 5 Caffeinated Sodas

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Caffeinated Soda

The are many sodas in the marketplace today but some have become more famous over time for their caffeine content.  Here are 5 of the more famous caffeinated sodas.

Jolt Cola - by far the most well-known higher caffeinated soda. With the memorable slogan "All the sugar and twice the caffeine" made this soda a huge seller back in the 80's.  Since then changes of ownership and lawsuits have removed Jolt Cola from the mainstream but it now appears to be going back into...

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Stewart's Sodas Has Made the Switch

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Back in August 2016 Dr Pepper announced that Stewart's Fountain Classic Sodas, Crush sodas, and IBC have been reformulated to include real sugar. In their press release, Kevin Brandvold, Director of Marketing at DPS, stated, “...this reformulation will give us a new option for retailers who want to offer premium products sweetened with real sugar.”

We agree it has been a long time coming for these beverages to finally make the switch from HFCS but we are glad they made it. You can easily taste the...

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How Do You Make Great Coffee in a French Press?

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Making coffee with a French Press is not only easy, but will produce a cup coffee that is far superior to any k-cup machine. If you were not aware of it then give it a try for yourself using fresh ground coffee such as SOZO Coffee Roasters.

The tools are basic and the process is simple.

 

Getting started:

  • French Press
  • Fresh Ground Coffee
  • Grinder (unless beans are already ground)
  • Hot Water
  • Timer (can use iPhone)

Step 1. If using whole beans and a grinder then grind the beans to a...

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We Love Root Beer Video!

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We love root beers at BeveragesDirect so we thought we would make this cute, little video.  Have you tried our Ultimate Root Beer Sampler?  Great way to taste root beers from around the country. You can see from the reviews it makes for a fantastic gift.  Cheers!

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What Makes a Soda Kosher?

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Have you ever wondered what makes a bottled or canned soda kosher? Many food products that conform to the set of Jewish dietary laws known as kashrut (also kashrus or kashruth), are certified as kosher by any one of hundreds of agencies and individual Orthodox rabbis worldwide. When you buy kosher sodas, such as a Dr. Brown’s soda, you might have seen the letter “U” encircled by the letter “O” on packaging, which is the symbol of kosher certification from the Orthodox Union, one of the largest and...

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