If you watch any television whatsoever, chances are, you've probably seen your share of commercials for Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Dr Pepper, and Sprite — but what about Mezzo Mix, Nørdic Mist, and Matte Leão? For a taste of The Coca-Cola Company's other worldwide brands without ever leaving your computer, keep reading.
Are you on Team Coke or Team Pepsi? When it comes to the battle, every drinker, it appears, has an intense opinion on the matter. After all, the brawl between Coke and Pepsi has been on since the beginning of time. How well do you know the history of these two famous American brands? Take this quiz to find out!
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So what does this mean? According to nutrition authority Marion Nestle, there are two possible conclusions: either the soda studied was old and the sucrose split into glucose and fructose, or the company used high-fructose corn syrup instead of cane sugar. Which do you want to believe?
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However, when I go for a Coke, I want it ice-cold in a can. It just doesn't taste the same to me in plastic, and it gets too watered down in a cup with ice. Do you agree? What's your preference?
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Classics are a bit like Texas: you don't mess with 'em. But Design Within Reach has pounced at the opportunity to give a few iconic chairs a little makeover, to no protest. First, over in Milano at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile furniture fair, DWR debuted an exclusive new collaboration with Emeco and Coca-Cola. Putting a twist on Emeco's 1006 Navy Chair, which is made of 80 percent recycled aluminum, the retailer launched the new 111 Navy Chair, a classic Emeco chair made from 111 recycled plastic Coke bottles — available in red, of course, as well as five other colors. The chair will make its US debut in DWR studios beginning May 16.
Happy birthday, Coca-Cola! On this day in 1886, Coke was invented, and that same year the very first slogan was introduced: "Drink Coca-Cola."
Well, the refreshment company has come a long way since then, and so have the ad campaigns. Test your Coke IQ with this fun slogan quiz!
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Thus far, the campaign has involved removing full-calorie sodas, and replacing them with portion-sized options like juice, tea, and water. So far, Clear on Calories has led to an 88 percent decrease in calories from beverages shipped to schools in 2004 — and the goal is to have all full-calorie soft drinks completely removed by 2012.
Through the campaign, the beverage industry hopes to fend off potentially costly legislation, such as taxes on sweetened beverages. "The 'clear on calories' initiative will have far more impact in addressing childhood obesity than a tax ever will," Kevin Keane, an executive at the ABA, told Ad Age. Can the top soft drink giants harness their market influence to effect a healthy change, or should the government step in to take action?