soft drink

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A generic term for a carbonated beverage—commonly called ‘soda’ or ‘pop’—either artificially sweetened with saccharin or aspartame—average < 5 calories—or glucose, fructose—average 170 calories—purchased in cans or bottles or served from a tap
Adverse effects on health—peer-reviewed data: Carbonation is associated with dental erosion, osteoporosis, increased risk of fractures, and kidney stones; the sweeteners are linked to obesity and increased risk of type 2 diabetes

soft drink

A nonalcoholic beverage, typically carbonated and sweetened.
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These days, softdrink vending machies are installed almost every where even where people least expect them.
In the softdrink business, the small retailer receives and accepts a different level of service from the supplier than larger volume accounts.
Coca-Cola is believed to have a 75% share of the South African softdrink market, estimated to be near $1 billion.
Flynn was president and CEO of Dad's Root Beer, a Chicago-based company that had a bite-sized share of the vast softdrink market.
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Even some sections that aren't strictly departments, such as the large softdrink section, sport big neon signs.
softdrink consumption has increased 300 percent in the last three decades.
In the next re-enactment of the murder, a pudgy actress in a police uniform hurls the milkshake from the patrol car window, and in slow motion the, expanding column of liquid arcs out in a wave, the effect reminiscent of the softdrink commercials conceived in the days when the high-tech look seemed spanking new.
Serafica expressed confidence that the current supply of sugar in the country can meet the needs of the softdrink companies and others.
We are) getting information from softdrink companies.
While junk food and softdrink brands and leading restaurants are known to put up stalls at puja venues, of late, several kinds of businesses, including automobile giants such as Hyundai and Toyota, have begun marketing their products at pandals.
We have marketed and sold IRN-BRU throughout Russia for ten years; it's a popular softdrink.