Tag: soft drinks

Mountain Dew Adds Limeade and Black Cherry to Kickstart Line

January 15, 2014 // 6:00 am

Last year, Mountain Dew launched their Kickstart line with two flavors: Orange Citrus and Fruit Punch. Now, the Pepsi Co. soda line is welcoming two new flavors to that family in the form of Energizing Limeade and Energizing Black Cherry.

The Kickstart drinks claim to use 5% real fruit…

7 UP Once Contained a Prescription Mood Stabilizer that Treats Bipolar Disorders

January 7, 2014 // 11:27 am

Well, I’ll be darned: 7UP, that can of sugar water we’ve been drinking since our youth, once contained a mood stabilizer that’s since been banned. The original variation of the soda contained lithium citrate, a mood-stabilizing drug that was well-known in the late 19th century and early 20th. Today, it…

Mexico Surpasses United States in Obesity: Approves Junk Food Tax

October 19, 2013 // 4:11 pm

Bad news for our friends south of the border. Mexico’s lower house of Congress is following in the steps of New York Mayor Bloomberg by recently approving new taxes on junk food in an effort to reduce their consumption. The increased costs on higher calorie and sugary snacks were…