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New App Can Track Exactly How Caffeinated You Are

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Raise your hand if you’re a caffeine addict just like I am? (I’m guessing that’s about 99 percent of us, right?) If we are ready to be slightly horrified at our behavior, UpCoffee, a new app by the life-tracking wristband folks at Jawbone, explains exactly how much caffeine you consume each day. The app hopes to make it easier for users to understand how caffeine effects our quality of sleep and ascertain that the latte or latte they guzzled a few hours ago won’t keep them awake. Keep reading »

Guy Thinks It’s Hilarious To Bathe Himself In Pepsi

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Different Strokes For Different Folks

We’re not really sure what prompted this normal-looking dude, Nate, to take a bath in 312 cans of Pepsi, but by all means, man, do what you gotta do. (Methinks it might be a Pepsi Max commercial disguised as a viral video.) I personally like to cleanse in soap and water and drink soda, but who am I to judge? We’ll, uhh, watch from here. [Laughing Squid]

Diet Soda & Depression
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Mountain Don’t: Mountain Dew Introduces “Breakfast Drink,” World Becomes A Little More Like “Idiocracy”

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Further proof the end times are here: Mountain Dew would like to provide its “extreme”-loving customer base with something that they can properly guzzle in the morning hours, so they’ve created Kickstart, a carbonated soda drink that contains five percent fruit juice.

That five percent juice makes all the difference in the world. Because of it, Mountain Dew doesn’t have to classify Kickstart as a soda, but rather as a juice drink. Company marketing officer Simon Lowden says they created the juice drink in order to provide an alternative to typical morning drinks like coffee, tea and juice. (No mention of water, of course). They’ve created several flavors for Kickstart, including “energizing orange citrus” and “energizing fruit punch.” This isn’t the company’s first foray into destroying breakfast. Last year, they partnered with Taco Bell to produce a Mountain Dew/orange juice mashup. Mountain Dew is marketing it as a “new way to do mornings.” We’re calling it one step closer to turning the movie “Idiocracy” into our truth.  [NY Times]

Diet Soda Linked To Depression

Yet another reason diet soda may not be as good a choice as you assumed: A new study links it to an increased risk of depression, LiveScience reports. More than 263,900 US adults answered questions about their beverage consumption between 1995 and 1996, and about 10 years later, they were asked if they had been diagnosed with depression since the year 2000. Those who regularly consumed four or more cans per day of any type of soda were 30 percent more likely to have been diagnosed with depression, but those who chose diet soda saw a 31% increased risk compared to just 22% for regular-soda-drinkers. Read more…

Banning Big Sodas: Nanny State Or Smart Move?

Mayor Bloomberg wants to ban sodas bigger than 16 ounces from being sold in New York City (with afew exceptions), and as the AP points out, he’s likely to get his way considering he appoints everyone on the city’s Board of Health. Read more…

Manly Men Will Only Drink Macho Diet Soda (That’s Dr. Pepper Ten’s Philosophy)

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You’re probably expecting an avowed feminist like myself to put a diet soda commercial marketed to men with guns, ATVs and snake attacks on blast. It’s true, Dr. Pepper Ten’s new ad declaring “It’s not for women” is dripping with machismo like beads of sweat pour off a gator hunter in the Florida sun. But the commercial is a lot more sexist towards men than it is towards women. Yes, men are victims of sexism, too. Can Madison Avenue really not sell a 10-calorie soft drink to men without sweeping gender generalizations?

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How Long Does Soda Really Stay Fizzy?

This guy clearly had way too much time on his hands at work. But I’m glad he did because I’ve always wanted to know how long Diet Coke stays fizzy for. If I drank Diet Coke. I don’t because I’m an aquaholic. But all the other Frisky ladies are DC enthusiasts. Now I know they have about 34 minutes to finish the beverage once they they start. Ooh. I hear a tab popping right now. It’s probably Amelia or Kate. I’m setting a timer. [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »

Diet Pepsi Slims Down In Desperate Appeal To Gender Stereotypes

Is the traditional Diet Pepsi can too short and fat for you? Are you embarrassed to be seen holding it? No worries, girlfriend. PepsiCo. has announced it’s releasing a “taller, sassier, new Skinny Can” which is meant to celebrate “beautiful, confident women.” It’s like the Virginia Slims of diet sodas! Naturally, the new can will debut this fall, just in time for fashion week, because, duh, “Our slim, attractive new can is the perfect complement to today’s most stylish looks,” said Pepsi CMO Jill Beraud. Ugh. I think I’ll stick with my chubby Diet Coke, thanks. [The Daily What] Keep reading »

Quickies: Marijuana Soda for Sale & Snooki Films A New Reality Show

  • Canna Cola, a new $15 can of soda made from pot, will start selling on Friday at medical marijuana dispensaries around the country. It comes in grape, orange and lemon flavors as well, but is apparently less potent than other pot beverages on the market already. All we want to know is, will it still give us the munchies? [Time]
  • Justin Bieber will appear on a Jan. 30 episode of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” That guest appearance is about as random as his nail polish line. [OK! Magazine]
  • Spencer Pratt’s new “rap” single, “Ain’t No Thang But A Chicken Wing” [Um, like the Outkast song? -- Editor] leaked today. Spencer said he recorded the song in the hopes that KFC would buy it and use it for commercials. Now he’s pissed it has been leaked. You know, this sounds so harebrained it is probably true. [TMZ]

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Do Not Want: Bacon-Flavored Soda

Jones’ Bacon Flavored Soda is a gastronomic experiment I don’t want to partake in. Two bottles cost $10 and come with a bag of cheddar bacon popcorn, bacon lip balm, and bacon gravy. The perfect gift for that special pig in your life. [AOL] Keep reading »

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