Fizz tells the history of soda. It’s actually pretty interesting! A lot of info, probably more than I ever wanted to know but very nice to see that some of the big names from the beginning are still around – Coca Cola, Schweppes, Pepsi! You’ll find out how it was invented, how it evolved over the years and also the impact it had on society during the war and even prohibition. Definitely more info then you would ever need to know about soda, but interesting just the same.
I drink soda pretty much daily (though I probably shouldn’t) but never really knew much about it. Now I know! Between wars over syrups and Pepsi vs Coke and everything that they tried to do to be equal (both go into space?) Certainly an interesting read. Great if you’re doing a report on the beverage or if you’re just thirsty (ha, see what I did there?) for more knowledge on it as random trivia tidbits.
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About the Book
The story of soda is the story of the modern world, a tale of glamorous bubbles, sparkling dreams, big bucks, miracle cures, and spreading waistlines. Fizz: How Soda Shook Up the Worldcharts soda’s remarkable, world-changing journey from awe-inspiring natural mystery to ubiquitous presence in all our lives.
Along the way you’ll meet the quack medicine peddlers who spawned some of the world’s biggest brands with their all-healing concoctions, as well as the grandees of science and medicine mesmerized by the magic of bubbling water. You’ll discover how fizzy pop cashed in on Prohibition, helped presidents reach the White House, and became public health enemy number one. You’ll learn how Pepsi put the fizz in Apple’s marketing and how soda’s sticky sweet allure defined and built nations. And you’ll find out how a soda-loving snail rewrote the law books.
Fizz tells the extraordinary tale of how a seemingly simple everyday refreshment zinged and pinged over our taste buds and, in doing so, changed the world around us.