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Know It All
November 06, 2013, 05:00 AM

Brazil produces the most orange juice in the world, followed by Florida, then Mexico.

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An advertisement for Perrier bottled spring water in 1870 stated that the water was “the princess of table waters.”

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Diet Rite was first made by the Royal Crown Company in 1958. The low-calorie soft drink was an instant success. To gain some of the market share, Coca-Cola introduced Tab in 1962.

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Coca-Cola introduced Mello Yello in 1979 as competition for Pepsi’s Mountain Dew.

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In 1928, Coca-Cola’s slogan was “A Pure Drink of Natural Flavors.” The same year, Pepsi Cola’s slogan was “Peps You Up!”

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The character Radar O’Reilly on “M*A*S*H” (1972-1983) had a favorite soda. It was grape Nehi.

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Dr Pepper has no period in its name.

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A&W Root Beer is the best selling root beer in the United States.

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A gallon of water weighs 8.3 pounds. A gallon of milk weighs 8.6 pound.

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Gatorade was created in 1967 for a University team, and the electrolyte enhanced beverage was named after the team mascot. Can you name the university? See answer at end.

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Hawaiian Punch was created in 1934 as syrup for topping ice cream. Consumers discovered the syrup mixed with water made a good beverage.

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Nestle makes hot cocoa mix in Nesquik flavor. The cocoa comes with bunny shaped marshmallows.

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Apple cider is unfiltered giving it a cloudy appearance. Usually, early-harvest apples are used in cider, which are more tart than the apples used in filtered apple juice.

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V8 Vegetable Juice contains the juices of tomatoes, carrots, celery, beets, parsley, lettuce, watercress and spinach.

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The original name of 7UP was Bib-Label Lithiated Lemon-Lime Soda.

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The circle K on the Snapple label means that the beverage is kosher certified.

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“Sports drinks” differ from “energy drinks.” Sports drinks replenish electrolytes, sugar, water and other nutrients while energy drinks contain large amounts of sugar and caffeine.

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Clamato is a drink made with tomato juice and clam broth. The blended juice drink is in a category of juices called Seafood Blends.

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Answer: The beverage was created University of Florida football team, the Florida Gators. Since 1911, the school mascot has been an alligator called Albert E. Gator. 

Know It All is by Kerry McArdle. It runs in the weekend and Wednesday editions of the Daily Journal. Questions? Comments? Email knowitall(at)smdailyjournal.com or call 344-5200 ext. 114.

 

 

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