Soft Drinks

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2014

    Churchill's New Owners: An Open Letter

    In the early '80s, Pepsi had begun seriously encroaching on sales of Coca-Cola, even outselling the latter in supermarkets. In an effort to rejuvenate sales, Coke outright replaced its formula with what would be known as "New Coke" -- an "improved" version of the formula that would replace the ori ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2014

    Is Caramel Coloring in Your Soda Dangerous?

    Coke and Pepsi are deeply ingrained into the world's diet. From the United States to the deepest reaches of Kenya, there's one thing for certain -- wherever you'll find civilization, you'll find someone selling these caramel-hued refreshments. That caramel coloring, by the way, is so iconic that w ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 28, 2013
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    September 6, 2013

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks this Weekend: Rehydrate and Celebrate Brazilian Independence

    At some point this week, you realized that Friday would come a little sooner than usual because most had Monday off. However, it's still rough trying to fit five days worth of work into four. Like fitting a square into a circle -- not gonna happen until you've got some magic beans or something. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2013

    It's National Rum Day: Celebrate at Broken Shaker, Brother Jimmy's, Radio Bar

    Happy National Rum Day! Sure, it's another made up holiday, but when there are cheap rum drinks involved do you really care? If you want to get technical, since sugar cane is a major Florida crop...and since rum is distilled from sugar and/or molasses, you could say that rum should be the "officia ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 8, 2013
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    June 6, 2013

    Miamians Share Their Soda Pairings: Jupiña With Fritas, Materva and Cubanos

    Red with beef, white with chicken, root beer with bacon cheeseburgers ... wait, what? You're familiar with wine pairings, and you may even be familiar with beer pairings, but we're willing to bet that soda pairings is a foreign concept. Burger King introduced soda pairings as a concept a while bac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2013

    Miami Eats at Miami Science Museum: Nutrition Can Be Fun (Photos)

    The Miami Science Museum in Coconut Grove turned its focus on food this past weekend as kids and grownups alike got an education in healthy eating and just what it takes to get the food we eat onto our table. Interactive displays were scattered through the museum and its grounds as museum guests t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2013

    Mountain Dew Breakfast Beverage: How Bad is It?

    Soft drink powerhouse PepsiCo has announced the launch of a new breakfast beverage by Mountain Dew.Kickstart is being touted as an "entirely new beverage," which is sort of not true. The beverage, which blends juice and the favorite soda of hyped-up children and frat boys everywhere, actually starte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2013

    Return Of The Twinkie: Hostess May Have Pulled Off The Biggest Scam Since New Coke

    You read about the Great Twinkie Extinction here on Short Order (and everywhere else) and maybe you applauded, or more than likely, felt as if yet another piece of your childhood was being torn away from you by The Man.Well, there may be a reason to rejoice, put your footie pajamas on, and couch pot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2013

    New York, Listen Up: Top Five "Healthy" Sodas, From Cola to Lychee

    In light of the New York ban and ensuing bruhaha, we must admit: there is no such thing as a completely healthy soda. But there are much healthier alternatives than those BPA-laden cans full of phosphate fizzies pumped full of high fructose corn syrup and caramel coloring.The ingredients in regular ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    BJ's Brewhouse Opens in Palmetto Bay: A Root Beer Brewpub (Photos)

    BJ's Brewhouse, a pizza and brewpub-style restaurant chain from Santa Ana, California, opened at the Falls Shopping Center yesterday.The location is the second in the Miami market for the casual-dining restaurant, having first opened in Doral on October 16. The latest restaurant opening is part of a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2012

    Jason Mraz and The Real Bears: Soda is Very, Very Bad (Video)

    For about a century, soda companies have been telling us that their products are the best way to do everything from quench your thirst to celebrate the holidays. Coca-Cola, especially, has set the tone by equating its product to happiness ("Have a Coke and a smile"); world peace ("I'd like to teach ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2012

    Top Ten Worst Food Fails Ever

    When it comes to our favorite brands, it seems we're more likely to remember the epic successes (Doritos Locos Tacos anyone?) than the equally epic failures. But failures, there are aplenty. Dangerous, disgusting, or just plain absurd, these gastronomic gaffes may be fun to laugh at now, but it wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2012

    Miami Mint Mojito Makes It As A Polar Seltzer Flavor

    "Mixologists" at Polar Beverages have created a Limited Edition Collection of premium seltzers with flavors inspired by the summer season. Each of five "destination flavors" come with a passport-like stamp across the label that references the port of origin.Miami is paid homage to via Mint Mojito, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2012

    Russell Simmons Asks New York to Ban Milk Along with Soda

    In what I can only describe as PETA's latest inventive publicity stunt, prominent vegan and record producer Russell Simmons (in partnership with PETA) sent a letter to New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley on Friday, congratulating him on the proposed ban on large (16 oz. or larger) su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2012

    New York City Plans Ban on All Large Sodas and Sugary Drinks; Miami Should Be Next

    In a monumental strike against the obesity epidemic, New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced plans for a city-wide ban on all sugary soft drinks larger than 16 ounces during an interview in the Governor's Room at City Hall yesterday.The proposed ban would affect most enterprises that pedd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2012

    Miami Beach Forms Unhealthy Alliance With The Coca-Cola Company

    ​In a shameless act of pure greed, the City of Miami Beach has formed a beverage sponsorship agreement with the Coca-Cola Company.This does not mean that when exiting the MacArthur Causeway onto Fifth Street that you will drive past a sign that reads Welcome to Coca-Cola Miami Beach. It does mean ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2012

    Lil Wayne Sells Mountain Dew, Six Others Rappers Who Love Soft Drinks

    ​Fueling the obesity epidemic and enabling the Young Money Maniac's sizzurp addiction, PepsiCo's toxic green nectar, Mountain Dew, has a new spokesperson and his name is Lil Wayne. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. and Mountain Dew have come together to form DEWeezy, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2012

    SoBeWFF: Hedy Goldsmith and Diet Pepsi Team Up at Trucks on the Beach

    ​Hedy Goldsmith and Diet Pepsi have teamed up for a trucking excursion to the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival. You can catch them at Sunday night's "Trucks on the Beach" event, where Hedy's signature chocolate chunk cookies (with a hint of Maldon salt on top) will be handed out - ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2012

    Elevation Burger Opens in Kendall

    ​Elevation Burger, a fast casual burger chain that features 100 percent USDA-certified, organic burgers made from 100 percent grass-fed, free-range cows, has opened a restaurant in Kendall, across from Dadeland Mall.Elevation Burger is gaining cult status in the states it's in, with Yelpers in par ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    I Drank Go-Go Juice: Jitters, Racing Heart, and a Crash

    ​Chances are you've seen or heard about Toddlers and Tiaras, the TLC show that features little children dressed like mini-hookers and the parents who push them.The show is like watching roadkill, and I admit I've spent one too many rainy Saturday afternoons with T&T marathons. After all, I was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2011

    Coca-Cola Drops Holiday "Arctic Home" Coke Can

    ​As another testament to the power of social media, Coca-Cola has abandoned the holiday save-the-polar-bear white Coke cans after a number of tweets and Facebook posts from confused consumers.Complaints were posted to the company's official blog, Facebook, and Twitter over how the white can resemb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    Coca-Cola's New Soda Dispenser Features Touch Screen, 125 Flavors (Video)

    ​The future is upon us. Miami's own Burger King corporation is testing a high-tech, space-age, and basically just kick ass soda dispensing machine. It was developed by the Coca-Cola company, always on the cutting edge of coolness. (The Simpsons/Coca-Cola commercial during the Super Bowl, anyo ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 16, 2011
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    January 29, 2011

    The ING Miami Marathon Expo: Food on the Run

    Laine Doss Catalina Voit loves smoothies!​Over 20,000 runners will take to Miami's streets this Sunday for the ING Miami Marathon and Half Marathon. Running a marathon is no easy feat - it requires months of training, mental and physical endurance and a lot of energy. Since the human body r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    Pollo Tropical's 21-Day Diet Will Make You Slim as a Chicken

    "21 days to a new you!"​January 1, 2011Dear diary,I'm so psyched over Pollo Tropical's new 3-week diet -- "21 days to a new you!" they say, and I can hardly wait. One can only take being called "Old Flabby" by co-workers for so long. I've already had the Day 1 lunch and dinner and so far so good! ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 9, 2010
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    November 25, 2010
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    August 25, 2010

    Chambord Flavored Vodka Debuts At The Mondrian

    Lee KleinOrbs in a row.​On August 1, the makers of Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur unveiled its first-ever line extension via the new Chambord Flavored Vodka. Chambord Liqueur blends black raspberries with black currant, Madagascar vanilla, and cognac. Chambord Flavored Vodka features premium Fre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    Get Your Memorial Day Drunk Going with Magic Hat's New Brews

    ​ If you want to be a jerk about it, summer is still 23 days away. But c'mon ... Are we really gonna wait till the sun hits its northernmost point before descending into a serious solstice drunk? Nope. And the Magic Hat Brewing Company isn't waiting either. The Vermont-based beer factory's been p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2010

    The Upside of Passover: Coca-Cola With Sugar

    The backlash against products with high fructose corn syrup has become more vociferous each year as food crusaders like Michael Pollan decry the artificial sweetener. While Coca-Cola stopped using sugar in place of high fructose corn syrup since the mid-'80s, there is a loophole that many soft drink ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2010

    More Americans Will Drink Milk Than Beer During Super Bowl Telecast

    Lee KleinCan we possibly become any more disillusioned?​From The Neilsen Co.: During the two weeks leading up to Super Bowl Sunday last year, Americans purchased 49.2 million cases of beer. More cases of beer were sold in the two week period prior to July 4th, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Father's Day ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2009

    Home and Abroad: Jonathan Eismann Dishes on Steel Drum Squid, White Russians and Spaghetti

    Jonathan Eismann, Chef/Owner Pacific Time and Pizza VolanteBest Squid in Ho Chi Minh City, cooked over a fire in a old steel drum in the street, Best Pork Chops in history there, too.  Saigon Killer Pork Chops!Best Chinese and Dim Sum at a place right next to the Mandarin Oriental in Bangkok.B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2009

    Hugo Chávez Bans Coke Zero in Venezuela

    Hugo Chávez hates America, and now he's banning a product close to our hearts: Coke Zero.  A weird-tasting, chemical-laden, no-calorie substitute for an iconic soft drink we consume in order to feel a bit "healthier" is pretty much as good a symbol for modern America as anything. "The product sho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2009

    Soda Robots To Conquer Beverage Universe

    Behold, the future of robotic beverage delivery -- Coca-Cola machines that may be able to serve up to 120 different drinks. The technology is being showcased this week at the Consumer Analyst Group of New York Conference in Boca Raton. The machines would replace those 6-8 valve machines that mix syr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2009

    Musings: South Beach Wine & Food, Midtown and Root Beer

    In light of the upcoming South Beach Wine & Food Festival, I propose a law requiring that no posted photo of any Food Network personality ever exceed the size of a postage stamp. Our fine dining establishments are much improved in terms of the quality of cuisine served, but they've still got a w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2008

    Fried, Smoked, Dipped, and Fried Again at the Broward County Fair

    The fair is a veritable smorgasbord...                Photos by C. StilesIf there's one thing to be said about the traditional county fair, it's that they're perfect testing grounds for new foods; prime places to push the bou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2008
  • News

    May 22, 2008

    It's Raining Energy Drinks

    Miami is awash in power beverages. Might as well drink up!

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2007
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    April 13, 2007

    Is "Healthy" Food Healthier than "Fast"? Not Always

    That's a wrap! But how healthy is it? A few months back I was drawn in by the slick smoothie and sandwich-wrap marketing madness, and ditched my daily burger with fries and a Coke for a supposedly healthier alternative. I started frequenting places like Tropical Smoothie Cafe, Planet Smoothie and ... More >>

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    May 17, 2001
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    September 16, 1999
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    April 29, 1999
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    April 29, 1999

    Soda Jerked

    Can an Orlando housewife and her lime-flavor soda compete with the big boys of carbonation?

  • News

    March 13, 1997

    Beaten to a Pulp

    Ironbeer entrepreneur Pedro Blanco thought he had a fruitful contract to can Tropicana juice. Now all he's got is a bankrupt business.

  • News

    October 27, 1993

    Weiner Takes All

    Want to make a little easy money? Whatever you do, don't go into business hawking hot dogs on the street. It's a jungle out there.

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    December 11, 1991
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