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What is the world’s oldest soft drink?

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Tito Nolan
2020-07-02 16:47:49
2020-07-02 16:47:49

First, it's interesting to note that soft drinks don't necessarily have to be carbonated—technically, they're any flavored non-alcoholic beverage. An alcoholic beverage is hard, whereas a non-alcoholic beverage is soft.

Although the makers of Schweppes tonic water, which was invented in 1783, claim their product is the world's first soft drink, soft drink history actually goes back even further. In the 1600s, a type of lemonade (water flavored with lemon and honey) became popular in Paris, and carbonated beverages followed soon after. Europeans of that time period thought drinking spring water was beneficial to one's health, and they were trying to make fizzy drinks to mimic it.

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Anonymous
2020-07-07 01:16:09
2020-07-07 01:16:09

coca cola

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ECHIEBERRY
2020-07-20 22:47:55
2020-07-20 22:47:55

Dr Pepper

Of all the major soft drink brands in America, Dr Pepper is the oldest. The drink was invented by pharmacist Charles Alderton in 1885 at Morrison's Old Corner Drug Store in Waco, Texas. The U.S. Patent Office recognizes December 1, 1885 as the first time Dr. Pepper was sold.

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digitalwaiter
2020-07-16 10:17:20
2020-07-16 10:17:20

Dr. Pepper is een van de oudste en bekendste dranken. dit drankje zou afkomstig zijn van coca cola. En sommige plaatsen zijn nog beschikbaar. Deze smaak is erg goed.

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SeriouslyQuirky
2020-07-14 12:31:47
2020-07-14 12:31:47

Soft drinks go way back. The origins of soft drinks lie in the development of fruit-flavored drinks. In the medieval Middle East, a variety of fruit-flavored soft drinks were widely drunk, such as sharbat, and were often sweetened with ingredients such as sugar, syrup and honey. Other common ingredients included lemon, apple, pomegranate, tamarind, jujube, sumac, musk, mint and ice. Middle Eastern drinks later became popular in medieval Europe, where the word "syrup" was derived from Arabic. In Tudor England, 'water imperial' was widely drunk; it was a sweetened drink with lemon flavor and containing cream of tartar. 'Manays Cryste' was a sweetened cordial flavored with rosewater, violets or cinnamon. The whey obtained from making buffalo cheese is carbonated and consumed as a soft drink in North Africa.

The first marketed soft drinks appeared in the 17th century as a mixture of water and lemon juice sweetened with honey. In 1676 the Compagnie de Limonadiers was formed in Paris and granted a monopoly for the sale of its products. Vendors carried tanks on their backs from which they dispensed cups of lemonade.

Soft drinks became named to differentiate between hard liquor of prohibition. Most pharmacies in the US started to stock up with elixirs of soft drink and waters where some may have even had a few extra "vitamins" and benefits of carbonation was being studied for medicinal effects.

There are many specialty soft drinks. Mineral waters are very popular in Europe and Latin America. Kava, made from roots of a bushy shrub, Piper methysticum, is consumed by the people of Fiji and other Pacific islands. In Cuba people enjoy a carbonated cane juice; its flavour comes from unrefined syrup. In tropical areas, where diets frequently lack sufficient protein, soft drinks containing soybean flour have been marketed. In Egypt carob (locust bean) extract is used. In Brazil a soft drink is made using maté as a base. The whey obtained from making buffalo cheese is carbonated and consumed as a soft drink in North Africa. Some eastern Europeans enjoy a drink prepared from fermented stale bread. Honey and orange juice go into a popular drink of Israel.

The first marketed soft drinks appeared in the 17th century as a mixture of water and lemon juice sweetened with honey. In 1676 the Compagnie de Limonadiers was formed in Paris and granted a monopoly for the sale of its products. Vendors carried tanks on their backs from which they dispensed cups of lemonade.

Robert Boyle, an Anglo-Irish philosopher and scientist who helped found modern chemistry, published his Short Memoirs for the Natural Experimental History of Mineral Waters in 1685.

English clergyman and scientist Joseph Priestley is nicknamed “the father of the soft drinks industry” for his experiments on gas obtained from the fermenting vats of a brewery. In 1772 he demonstrated a small carbonating apparatus to the College of Physicians in London, suggesting that, with the aid of a pump, water might be more highly impregnated with fixed air. French chemist Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier made the same suggestion in 1773.

To Thomas Henry, an apothecary in Manchester, England, is attributed the first production of carbonated water, which he made in 12-gallon barrels using an apparatus based on Priestley’s design. Swiss jeweler Jacob Schweppe read the papers of Priestley and Lavoisier and determined to make a similar device. By 1794 he was selling his highly carbonated artificial mineral waters to his friends in Geneva; later he started a business in London.

As evidenced in a letter written by English industrialist Matthew Boulton to philosopher Erasmus Darwin in 1794:

J. Schweppe prepares his mineral waters of three sorts. No. 1 is for common drinking with your dinner. No. 2 is for nephritick patients and No. 3 contains the most alkali given only in more violent cases.

By about 1820, improvements in manufacturing processes allowed a much greater output, and bottled water became popular. Mineral salts and flavours were added—ginger about 1820, lemon in the 1830s, tonic in 1858. In 1886 John Pemberton, a pharmacist in Atlanta, Georgia, invented Coca-Cola, the first cola drink.

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Zi Xin Chen
2020-07-08 16:56:39
2020-07-08 16:56:39

Maybe Pepsi or Coke.

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mollybath
2020-07-10 09:54:13
2020-07-10 09:54:13

Keurig Dr Pepper is the oldest major manufacturer of soft drink concentrates and syrups in the United States. Dr Pepper is America's unique flavor and was created, manufactured and sold beginning in 1885 in the Central Texas town of Waco.

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Anonymous
2020-07-06 17:47:19
2020-07-06 17:47:19

mineral water

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Anonymous
2020-07-07 11:46:07
2020-07-07 11:46:07

Coco cola

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Anonymous
2020-07-07 11:06:24
2020-07-07 11:06:24

Coke

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Anonymous
2020-07-07 11:04:08
2020-07-07 11:04:08

Vernor's Gingerale, started being sold in 1880. Also Coke didn't get invented until 1886 and Dr. Pepper was made in 1885. So Vernor's Is the oldest with 2nd place going to Coca-Cola and 3rd going to Dr Pepper

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Anonymous
2020-07-07 07:10:53
2020-07-07 07:10:53

cocacola

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Anonymous
2020-07-07 01:35:06
2020-07-07 01:35:06

Vernon’s ginger

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Anonymous
2020-07-06 23:30:44
2020-07-06 23:30:44

Root beer

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Anonymous
2020-07-07 00:09:00
2020-07-07 00:09:00

Coke cola

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Anonymous
2020-07-06 23:31:16
2020-07-06 23:31:16

Root beer soda

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Anonymous
2020-07-07 13:09:14
2020-07-07 13:09:14

Coke

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Anonymous
2020-07-06 23:30:25
2020-07-06 23:30:25

Root beer

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Anonymous
2020-07-06 21:21:03
2020-07-06 21:21:03

CocaCola

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Anonymous
2020-07-06 20:54:16
2020-07-06 20:54:16

water

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Anonymous
2020-07-06 20:49:36
2020-07-06 20:49:36

Sasparilla

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Anonymous
2020-07-06 18:20:06
2020-07-06 18:20:06

me

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Anonymous
2020-07-07 12:51:20
2020-07-07 12:51:20

pepsi cola

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Anonymous
2020-08-05 01:41:35
2020-08-05 01:41:35

coke

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Anonymous
2020-07-07 14:37:41
2020-07-07 14:37:41

Dr. Pepper is the famous drink and the oldest

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Anonymous
2020-07-11 01:42:58
2020-07-11 01:42:58

sasparillo

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Anonymous
2020-08-02 04:37:46
2020-08-02 04:37:46

coke. not the one you think though.

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Anonymous
2020-07-25 01:35:18
2020-07-25 01:35:18

Root beer or saspirilla

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Anonymous
2020-07-14 16:19:05
2020-07-14 16:19:05

Dr.pepper is the world's oldest soft drink

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Anonymous
2020-07-13 02:58:14
2020-07-13 02:58:14

moxie

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Anonymous
2020-07-11 21:23:47
2020-07-11 21:23:47

juis

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Anonymous
2020-07-11 14:26:13
2020-07-11 14:26:13

Joe mommas soft drink she's the oldest word in the book.

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Anonymous
2020-07-11 02:38:39
2020-07-11 02:38:39

Dr. Pepper

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Anonymous
2020-07-10 23:56:27
2020-07-10 23:56:27

root beer

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Anonymous
2020-07-07 15:00:37
2020-07-07 15:00:37

coca cola

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Anonymous
2020-07-10 17:44:48
2020-07-10 17:44:48

root beer

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Anonymous
2020-07-10 14:18:11
2020-07-10 14:18:11

coke

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Anonymous
2020-07-09 12:47:28
2020-07-09 12:47:28

Coca-Cola;It was created in the late 18th century

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Anonymous
2020-07-09 03:37:31
2020-07-09 03:37:31

apple

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Anonymous
2020-07-08 08:21:32
2020-07-08 08:21:32

fdfdfddf

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Anonymous
2020-08-02 22:09:13
2020-08-02 22:09:13

coco ccola

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Anonymous
2020-07-07 16:47:44
2020-07-07 16:47:44

coke

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Anonymous
2020-07-07 20:33:14
2020-07-07 20:33:14

H2O

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