Carbonated Drinks

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    Coca Cola

    Founded in 1902 and headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, we are the third largest bottler of Coca-Cola products in the United States.  Our 10,000 associates located across the southeast are engaged in the production, marketing, sales and distribution of some of the world’s most refreshing and recognized beverages.

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    Fanta is a brand of fruit-flavored carbonated drinks created by The Coca-Cola Company and marketed globally. There are more than 100 flavors worldwide. The Fanta drink originated as a cola substitute in Nazi Germany under a World War II trade embargo for Coca-Cola ingredients in 1940.

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    Iced Tea

    No matter where you are or what you’re eating, there’s nothing quite like a refreshing pitcher of iced tea.

    Making iced tea is easy, and endlessly adaptable: you can brew it light or strong, drink it unsweetened or sweetened. Once you’ve got the basics down, you can start getting creative – just follow the simple steps below.


    Pour four cups of boiling water over two teabags into a heat-proof pitcher and leave for three to five minutes. Remove the teabags, and sweeten to taste by adding a little sugar. Stir in six cups of ice cubes until melted, or use four cups of cold water. Add in freshly cut lemon slices for some citrus zing, and keep refrigerated.

    Knowing the basics of how to brew iced tea means you can jazz your recipes up further…


    Bring a little tropical color to your brew by adding slivers of fresh fruit like pineapple, peach, and kiwi to the iced tea along with half a cup of sugar syrup. By leaving the fruit to soak in the tea for a few hours, you’ll be left with a wonderfully tangy mixture. Plus, you can eat the marinated fruit at the bottom of your glass for a juicy bonus.


    For a summer refresher, try this strawberry iced tea recipe:

    • While your original iced tea is still hot, pour in 1/6 – 1/3 cup superfine or powdered sugar and stir through.
    • Add 1/8 – 1/4 cup lemon juice, balancing out the combination of lemon and sugar to taste.
    • Puree a pint of fresh strawberries and sieve them to remove the strawberry seeds.
    • Once the tea is cool, add the strawberry puree and place in the fridge for 30 minutes.

    So start getting creative with your pitchers – now you know how to make iced tea, imagination’s your only limit (and whatever is in your fruit bowl).

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    Jacob’s Coffee

    Jacobs is one of our billion-dollar brands and traces its beginnings to 1895 in Germany.  That’s when 26-year-old Johan Jacobs opened a specialty coffee shop in Bremen. Jacobs coffee is now sold throughout Europe and the Middle East, and is a market leader in Germany, Austria, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Ukraine.  Available in roast and ground, whole beans, soluble crystals, capsules, coffee pods and flavored mixes, Jacobs continues to set the industry standard for delicious coffee.

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    Pepsi is a carbonated soft drink manufactured by PepsiCo. Originally created and developed in 1893 by Caleb Bradham and introduced as Brad’s Drink, it was renamed as Pepsi-Cola on August 28, 1898, and then as Pepsi in 1961.

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    Pepsi Cola

    Pepsi-Cola, advertised as the “Taste Born in the Carolinas,” is one of many carbonated soft drinks invented in the South between the Civil War and World War I, when the temperance movement, poverty, and the relatively high prices of coffee and tea conspired with the climate to create a regional market for inexpensive, nonalcoholic social beverages. Caleb Bradham (1867-1934) first concocted Pepsi-Cola as a fountain drink at a pharmacy at Pollock and Middle Streets in New Bern in 1893. Three years later he formally gave “Brad’s Drink” a new name-Pepsin Cola. He began bottling and marketing Pepsi under its present name in 1898 and founded the Pepsi-Cola Company in 1903. By World War I Pepsi was sold in 24 states. During the war, Bradham invested heavily in sugar in order to ensure a reliable supply, and the glut of 1920 abruptly ended his prosperity and his ownership of the company. Pepsi-Cola changed hands repeatedly over the next decade, but bottlers who had large stocks of syrup kept some Pepsi drinkers satisfied without interruption.