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Americans cut back on Soda - Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Dr. Pepper Snapple Group see continued sales...
NY Daily News ^ | July 26, 2013 | ASSOCIATED PRESS

Posted on 07/27/2013 1:38:23 PM PDT by neverdem

It seems that not even Beyonce or new, lower-calorie options can convince Americans to drink more soda.

Coca-Cola Co., PepsiCo Inc. and Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. all sold less soda in the second quarter in North America, dashing hopes for the moment that splashy new marketing and different sweetener mixes could get drinkers back.

Coca-Cola Co. said it sold 4 percent less soda in North America, while PepsiCo Inc. simply said its decline for the region was in the "mid-single digits." Dr Pepper sold 3 percent less of the fizzy drinks...

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News
KEYWORDS: cola; glucose; health; nutrition; obesity; soda; softdrinks; sugar; type2diabetes
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Americans can figure this out for themselves. We don't need the nannies. Thank you.
1 posted on 07/27/2013 1:38:23 PM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem

Soda prices have gone up a lot the past two years.

I now only buy when they have a great sale on what I want to drink. I am off the corn syrup sodas and if I have one, it’s made with real sugar.


2 posted on 07/27/2013 1:41:08 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: neverdem

Why drink soda when there’s Yuengling?


3 posted on 07/27/2013 1:41:45 PM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: neverdem

I gave up Cokes for Lent last year and never went back to drinking it or any other soda.

Sometimes I really miss a good cold coke. If I want bubbles I will drink beer but for the most part, ice tea is my drink now.


4 posted on 07/27/2013 1:42:35 PM PDT by Jvette
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To: Secret Agent Man

“Soda prices have gone up a lot the past two years.”

I haven’t bought a canned or bottle drink in years. I make my own and carry them with me. But, I’m incredibly cheap. (Read, the “Millionaire Next Door.”)


5 posted on 07/27/2013 1:42:48 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: neverdem

I drink a lot more water now, I do like a soda when I am eating though.


6 posted on 07/27/2013 1:42:57 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: neverdem
I'm doing all I can do to help these companies out.

I drink at least 3 liters of Diet Dr. Pepper per day.

Seriously though, the first big name soda company that strikes a deal with "Soda Stream" to market their syrup will rule the soda world.

7 posted on 07/27/2013 1:43:43 PM PDT by Washi
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To: Gen.Blather

That’s great. I had contemplated doing that but I wasn’t sure that any of the cola syrups for making your own were sugar based, rather than corn-syrup based.


8 posted on 07/27/2013 1:43:48 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: GeronL

I drink more cold tea now also. I always have about a gallon in the fridge so that for every soda I drink about 2-3 glasses of unsweetened tea.


9 posted on 07/27/2013 1:44:52 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Secret Agent Man; All

Don’t you all mean “pop?”


10 posted on 07/27/2013 1:45:27 PM PDT by Ax
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To: Washi

Yep, imagine a new soda steam machine that is basically a fountain drink machine at home.


11 posted on 07/27/2013 1:46:10 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Ax

potato, potata


12 posted on 07/27/2013 1:46:32 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: neverdem

Indeed, it’s the prices that have folks cutting down, nothing more. Any regular shopper who can’t see the falling value of the dollar, the sheer doubling of the cost of Pepsi and Coca-Cola products over the past two years is either demented or is spending someone else’s money.


13 posted on 07/27/2013 1:47:15 PM PDT by Prospero (Si Deus trucido mihi, ego etiam fides Deus.)
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To: neverdem

Why would I want to drink what Beyonce drinks? It might make my ass fat, like hers... Or make me look like the Hulk.


14 posted on 07/27/2013 1:47:53 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

“I had contemplated doing that but I wasn’t sure that any of the cola syrups for making your own were sugar based, rather than corn-syrup based.”

I use tea or coffee. Make both to taste and serve cold. Soda is too sweet and it upsets my stomach. If you’re off it for a while and then try some, it will taste like malted battery acid. You’ll wonder why you ever drank it. Also, if you look at the sugar content, it’s a wonder we’re not all diabetic.


15 posted on 07/27/2013 1:48:07 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Secret Agent Man

unsweetened? Not for me.

I like sun tea, its been a while though.

Put about 8 tea bags in one of the big glass jars and leave it out in the sun for a few hours. It’ll get dark and then you pour it over ice and sugar in a glass.

yum


16 posted on 07/27/2013 1:48:10 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: neverdem

Imagine how much less they would have sold if it wasn’t for food stamps.

Coca-Cola Co., PepsiCo Inc. and Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. will keep those campaign contributions pouring in.
And spending that food stamp money on advertising.


17 posted on 07/27/2013 1:48:53 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Prospero

generic, store-brand sodas are about half the price (2 Ltr bottles) of the regular brands


18 posted on 07/27/2013 1:49:35 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: neverdem

I always get grief for posting this but I would serve my kids a glass of beer over a can of soda pop. I’m no health nut but soda pop is just not good to put in your body.


19 posted on 07/27/2013 1:52:25 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: neverdem

I’ve cut way way down. I’ll have maybe one a week if that.


20 posted on 07/27/2013 1:53:03 PM PDT by TheRhinelander
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To: neverdem

The only carbonated drinks I indulge in these days are ones that are naturally carbonated


21 posted on 07/27/2013 1:59:25 PM PDT by Figment
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To: Washi

“I drink at least 3 liters of Diet Dr. Pepper per day.”

a lot of caffeine ?? !!!


22 posted on 07/27/2013 2:02:07 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: Gen.Blather

I put a ton of ice in each glass I drink to dilute it. ALso take fenugreek before drinking it to deal with the sugar.


23 posted on 07/27/2013 2:02:40 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: SamAdams76

Grief for posting that? On FR?

Beer is full of B vitamins and minerals. Think of it as a health elixir. Brew your own and save on beer taxes.


24 posted on 07/27/2013 2:03:36 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (GOTS: Food, water, guns, ammo, useful skills, friends, cash, and precious metals.)
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To: Secret Agent Man; GeronL
unsweetened? Not for me.

You really can get used to unsweetened tea. I actually prefer it now. It just takes a little time.

When I make a pitcher of unsweetened tea, I'll throw in a bag or two of herbal tea (blueberry, lemon, etc.) along with the regular tea bags. The herbal tea gives the drink a little extra flavor.

25 posted on 07/27/2013 2:06:43 PM PDT by Leaning Right
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To: Leaning Right

by a little extra you mean any at all, right?

:p


26 posted on 07/27/2013 2:10:04 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: FlJoePa

If FR had a like button, I’d click it for your comment!


27 posted on 07/27/2013 2:10:47 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: mrsmith

You got that right. Most people I know are cutting everything they can.


28 posted on 07/27/2013 2:11:05 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: Ax

Any real conservative will use ‘coke’. The rest of you Yankees can call it what you want though.


29 posted on 07/27/2013 2:13:35 PM PDT by Monty22002
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To: neverdem

The sheeple are starting to associate soda with insulin-resistance syndrome...that Zero logo on the Pepsi products doesn’t help, either...


30 posted on 07/27/2013 2:18:13 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Washi

Seriously though, the first big name soda company that strikes a deal with “Soda Stream” to market their syrup will rule the soda world.


Yep. Wonder which company is holding out? SS or the pop companies?


31 posted on 07/27/2013 2:19:47 PM PDT by cornfedcowboy
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To: truth_seeker
"a lot of caffeine ?? !!!"

That's also the case for those who drink a lot of iced tea, though.

32 posted on 07/27/2013 2:19:54 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: neverdem
Jack and Coke ... without the Coke ...


33 posted on 07/27/2013 2:23:54 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: neverdem

the price went up
that’s why we don’t buy so much soda anymore

d’oh!


34 posted on 07/27/2013 2:33:44 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: Gen.Blather

I think I will.


35 posted on 07/27/2013 2:34:21 PM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: neverdem

No corn syrup at our house. Plus both major bottling companies were big supporters of the won. Between those two things we have no reason to buy any of their products.


36 posted on 07/27/2013 2:36:32 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: neverdem

I drink carbonated beverages, but I purchase the “store brands” unless the name brand is on sale.


37 posted on 07/27/2013 2:41:02 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SamAdams76

Yeah, beer for kids. Cigarettes, too.


38 posted on 07/27/2013 2:50:41 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: neverdem
Two words can explain this.

Soda Stream.

39 posted on 07/27/2013 2:55:26 PM PDT by Falcon4.0
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To: neverdem

Homemade sweet tea is the sweet beverage of choice in my house this year. 14 store-brand tea bags, two cups of sugar, a lemon from the neighbor’s tree, there’s a gallon of sweet tea for about fifty cents.


40 posted on 07/27/2013 2:56:21 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: neverdem

Coke Zero for me.


41 posted on 07/27/2013 2:57:35 PM PDT by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: neverdem

Jack Daniels.


42 posted on 07/27/2013 2:59:26 PM PDT by 23 Everest (When seconds count. The police are just 23 minutes away. 831 Bonnie)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Brand-name soda hit levels at which I simply will not pay. For example. I buy generic in bulk. I haven’t bought soda in a bottle from a gas station in years. I could afford it, but I’m simply not going to buy it, period, end of story. I have absolutely no idea how people making 30K a year could possibly afford it. So, after taxes, they have to work 1/3 to 1/2 an hour for a soda at a movie?


43 posted on 07/27/2013 3:01:40 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: neverdem
I bought a SodaStream. I've been drinking diet sodas, since I went low carb. Ideally, I'd kick the diet sodas, too, but I'm concentrating on other issues, right now. And I'm pretty sure that if the SodaStream mixes aren't actually good for you, they are at least less harmful. (Sucralose, instead of aspartame, and no added salt. The only reason that Coke puts salt in their sodas is to make you thirsty.)

I also bought an adapter, online, that allows me to use refillable CO2 cans, at $3 per refill, instead of the $25+ that SodaStream charges. With that, SodaStream is a lot cheaper than the regular sodas.

44 posted on 07/27/2013 3:04:45 PM PDT by jdege
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To: SamAdams76

I agree with you. I will absolutely not drink any diet anything or anything sweetened with HFCS, and I don’t think my kids should either. Very, very bad.


45 posted on 07/27/2013 3:06:18 PM PDT by dinodino
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To: neverdem

I suppose the fact that Americans DON’T HAVE THE MONEY ANYMORE to purchase these kinds of items ever dawned on the morons down at the Ass. Press. Like some schoolyard bully, their boy down at the White House has stolen everyone’s soda money.


46 posted on 07/27/2013 3:12:07 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Amnesty. The DemocRATS' payback for the 2010 elections.)
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To: The Antiyuppie

I grab a 100oz plastic bottle of off-brand coke for $1 when I’m in the mood at the Dollar Tree. That adds up to almost 9 12oz cans fo a buck.


47 posted on 07/27/2013 3:17:28 PM PDT by LongWayHome
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To: neverdem

Wow does the Wookie know that Bouncy is contributing to Obesity with the soda she is promoting?

Anyway, due to prices going up I can’t afford sodas, I am trying to ween off of them. I do buy a case of Seltzer Water (with no Sodium) and I drop a few drops of the flavor bottles like Crystal Light and other flavors.

Now I’m trying to start drinking tea. Does anyone knows what kind of tea the Chinese Restaurants serve when you order? I love the tea and I notice no need to add sugar due to the flavor.


48 posted on 07/27/2013 3:27:15 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: truth_seeker

No cigarettes. Just nutritious beer.


49 posted on 07/27/2013 3:28:54 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: GeronL

Speaking of Sun-Tea, I had a 4 star french restaurant that I decided to serve Sun Tea, as a treat in the summer.. It was a major nightmare, after a month I had to develop methods to produce hundreds of gallons of the stuff, throughout the year, it was such a success..

The man that bought the place got the shock of his life when he tried to replace it, the customers complained and abandoned the restaurant in droves, not that the competition had it, because they never did.. He had to bring it back, and never missed complaining about it when we’d talk.. LOL


50 posted on 07/27/2013 3:29:59 PM PDT by carlo3b (Speechless in Sugar Land)
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