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Popular soft drinks

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Pepsi
Founded in 1903; the name of the company that makes this drink is an anagram of 'episcopal'
Coca-Cola
Founded in 1893, ten years before its main competitor, Pepsi, this soft drink company is the most popular
Sodium benzoate
This chemical is found in many soft drinks as a preservative. It is a carcinogen and is currently being or has been phased out by those companies that use or used it
Sprite
This is a lemon-lime flavoured soft drink manufactured by the Coca-Cola company
Bawls
A popular energy drink, it has gained an almost cult following, being called the 'geek beer'.
Mountain Dew
This is the fourth best-selling soft drink in the United States, behind Coca-Cola classic, Diet Coke, and Pepsi Cola
Diet Coke
This soft drink, the first new brand to use the Coca Cola trademark since 1886, was introduced in 1982 on Independence Day.
RC Cola
This cola is manufactured by Dr. Pepper, and is considered a generic brand competitor to Coca Cola and Pepsi
Slice
This is an orange-flavoured soft drink manufactured by PepsiCo. There are also other varieties, including apple, fruit punch, and passionfruit.
SunnyD
This drink was manufactured and distributed for many years by Procter and Gamble. It is currently manufactured and distributed by Dr Pepper/7Up. A girl reportedly turned orange in 2000 after drinking too much of this orange-flavoured drink.
Root Beer
This drink can come in either soft drink or alcoholic form. In the United States, hundreds of companies manufacture and sell this drink
Tab
This brand was introduced in 1963. It was the 'original Diet Coke.'