The Pros:Widely available- can get one pretty much anywhere. Refreshing on a hot summer day. A little less sweet when compared to other pop's.
The Cons:Contains too much sugar. High calorie count.
The soft drink 7 Up was originally launched in 1929 in St Louis, 2 weeks before the crash of the stock market that caused the Great Depression in the 30's. It originally contained lithium citrate, which explains its popularity during such a difficult time for the American populace.
Lithium was removed in 1950. Sprite, 7 Up's main competitor, wasn't launched until 1961 and took more than 20 years and some undercutting by Coke (Coke forced its bottlers to drop 7-Up) to surpass its popularity.
7 Up changed their formula for only the third time in 2006 removing all artificial flavors and making it 100% natural. However, because the drink still contained high fructose corn syrup (a manufactured chemical) they were forced to change the tagline to 100% natural flavors.
Ingredients: filtered carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup, natural flavors, natural citric acid and natural potassium citrate.
- Energy: 100 calories
- Total Fat: 0 g
- Protein: 0 g
- Sodium: 25 mg
- Total Carbs: 26 g (sugars 25 g)
User Reviews (4)
Widely available- can get one pretty much anywhere
Refreshing on a hot summer day
A little less sweet when compared to other pop's
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