All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘coke’

Coca-Cola Laptop Theft Could Endanger 74,000 People

The Coca-Cola Company made the announcement on Friday that they recently had a possible security breech when several of its company laptops went missing. The soft drink corporation said that several of their employee laptops were stolen from the Coca-Cola headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, and could have compromised the information of over 74,000 people. Reportedly, these laptops contained data that …

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How Soda Can Seriously Harm Your Health

Most people are already aware that soda pop is not a health food and is probably not a good drink choice. Now, there is more proof that it isn’t – as a recent report by Food MythBusters has shown some disturbing health effects of this bubbly and sugary drink that might have you off soda for good. Food MythBusters is …

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Monster Drinks: Is Coca Cola Looking to Buy Them?

Anyone who has either visited a gas station or been around teenage boys for any length of time in the past ten years is probably familiar with Monster, which is a specific, popular brand of energy drink. The drink has a sort of cult following behind it (often made up of the aforementioned teenage boys), and has become even more …

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Aspartame is Deemed Safe in Colas By Europe

After Coca-Cola America president Steve Cahillane acknowledged that Diet Coke sales were down because of artificial sweeteners back in October, the European Food Safety Authority (ESFA) has announced that the use of aspartame to sweeten Diet Coke and other colas is absolutely safe. The FDA has deemed aspartame safe for a long time, but maybe people will be less concerned …

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How Prohibition Made Soda the King of Beverages

A new book by author Tristan Donovan called Fizz: How Soda Shook Up The World was excerpted this week in the Atlantic, and he argues that Coca-Cola has the 1920’s Prohibition movement to thank for its rise to glory. As most history buffs will tell you, the 1919 enactment of the Volstead Act (a product of the Temperance Union combined …

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Sprite for Hangovers: The Ultimate Cure?

From hot coffee to cold showers, humans have anxiously sought the mystical remedy that is the perfect hangover cure. However, thanks to a Chinese food study that was published in the September 2013 issue of Food and Function, that painful, drunken search has finally come to an end… in the form of a 12-pack of Sprite from the nearest store. …

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Coca-Cola Prints “YOU RETARD” Under Bottlecap

Why is it that our very politically correct American culture detests derogatory and dehumanizing words but so liberally uses the term “retard”? Have you ever noticed that? Well, Coca-Cola is pulling no punches, and they won’t be getting in as much trouble were the insult any other word – but the company just recently apologized to a family in Alberta …

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Coke: Aspartame Gets New Defensive Ads

Coke started a new print ad series today in the Atlanta area that focus on reassuring customers that aspartame, or artificial sweetener, is perfectly safe to consume. Titled “Quality Products You Can Always Feel Good About,” the ads aim at consumers who enjoy diet drinks but are concerned about the ingredients. The company has had to fight back against groups …

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Coke Formula Claim Goes Up For Auction

Every few years someone pops up with a claim that they’ve uncovered the legendary formula for Coca-Cola. The soft drink company has kept the formula a carefully guarded secret for decades, and always shoots down claims. In 2011, public radio show This American Life spoke with one of the people who claim to have the original formula, but Coca-Cola officially …

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Soda, Pop, or Coke? Twitter Data Reveals Regional Dialect

It’s a question that has raged amongst my friends for several long years: When referring to soft drinks — or, if you prefer, carbonated beverages — what’s the best generic descriptor? Is it soda? Could it be pop? Or do you simply lump every single drink under the “Coke” banner? A common belief is that city folk use the word …

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Colorless Coca-Cola Can Could Reduce Pollution

Here is an artist’s conception of a can of coke that uses no paint, which can introduce pollutants into the environment when they are printed and when when they are borken down for recycling. The project comes from award winning artist Ryan Harc of London. The convex shape is imprinted on the can giving it both form and texture without …

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Google Helps Give New Life To Iconic Coke Ad

I just saw the most amazing story about advertising and want to share it with all of you. In celebration of digital advertising turning 18, Google is championing a project that asks a very interesting thought-provoking question about classic advertising and answers it with an enlightening and charming series. The project is called, “Project Re: Brief” and asks how the …

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