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New Research: Soft Drinks Contain Alcohol

June 29, 2012 by  

New Research: Soft Drinks Contain Alcohol
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French researchers found that many soft drinks contain trace levels of alcohol.

The little buzz a person gets from drinking a soda may not be the caffeine. French researchers have discovered alcohol in Coca-Cola and Pepsi.

The National Institute of Consumption, which is based in Paris, found that more than half of popular sodas contain traces of alcohol.

The study, which appears in the French magazine 60 Million Consumers, states that alcohol levels are about .001 percent in the drinks. The amount is so low that people really won’t feel the effects of it. (Most beers are about 5 percent alcohol.) But it could have implications for some religious groups. Conservative Mormons and Muslims typically abstain from all forms of alcohol.

Neither Coca-Cola nor Pepsi are denying that their products contain trace amounts of the drug. Coca-Cola says the alcohol could “come from the process” of creating the drink. Pepsi stated: “Some soft drinks can contain minute traces of alcohol because of the ingredients used.”

This is not the first time Coca-Cola has come under scrutiny for its ingredients. It is estimated that, early in the beverage’s history, the product contained as much as 9 milligrams of cocaine.

Bryan Nash

Staff writer Bryan Nash has devoted much of his life to searching for the truth behind the lies that the masses never question. He is currently pursuing a Master's of Divinity and is the author of The Messiah's Misfits, Things Unseen and The Backpack Guide to Surviving the University. He has also been a regular contributor to the magazine Biblical Insights.

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  • Bev

    If they’re going to put alcohol in coke then they should make it worth their while. Why are they messing around with .001%. I want to catch a real buzz.

    • Shirley

      Pepsi and a lot of other Food and Beverage Manufacturers are doing a good job of keeping another additive out of the news media. How do you feel about drinking or eating ABORTED FETAL PRODUCTS???

      Senomyx is using the kidneys to enhance the flavor much like MSG does. It is in ALL PEPSI SOFT DRINKS, SIERRA MIST SOFT DRINKS, MOUNTAIN DEW SOFT DRINKS, MUG ROOT BEER AND OTHER SOFT DRINKS, NO FEAR BEVERAGES, OCEAN SPRAY BEVERAGES, SEATTLE’S BEST COFFEE, TAZO, AMP ENERGY , AQUAFINA, DOUBLE SHOT, FRAPPUCCINO, LIPTONTEA AND OTHER BEVERAGES, PROPEL SOBE, GATORADE FIEST MIRANDA, TROPICANA, IZZE.

      Let us not forget the Nestles Products, ALL COFFEE CREAMERS, MAGGI BRAND INSTANT SOUPS, BOUILLON CUBES, KETCHUPS, SAUCES, SEASONING, INSTANT NOODLES.

      Then ther is Kraft – Cadbury Adams LLC Products: Black Jack gum, Bubbaloo Bubblicious, chiclets, clorets, dentyne, freshen up gum, sour cherry gum, sour apple gum, stride trident. Then there is their candies line of sour cherry blasters, fruit mania, bassett’s liquorice, maynards wine gum, swedish fish, swedish berries, juicy squirts, original gummies, fuzzy peach, sour chillers, sour patch kids, mini fruit gums. certs breath mints and halls cough drops.

      The amount is so small, it is NOT REGULATED BY THE FDA. It only had to be tested for a couple of months on some rats. Who knows what will happen to the rats after a year or so.

      Guess the News Media feels they would lose some advertisers if they TOLD THE TRUTH,THE WHOLE TRUTH, AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH.

      • The GLB

        Shirley, thank you for making this point, as it saves me the time of writing it, and your posting was much more thorough then mine could ever have been.

      • The GLB

        I forgot to add: Do you ever feel like you are living in a dystopian 1970′s Charlton Heston movie?

        “Soylent Green is PEOPLE!!!”

      • http://teamlaw.net/TrusteeMessage.htm Jazzabelle

        Shirley,

        Where do you find this info? How can we find the up-to-date list?

        Thanks,
        Jazzabelle

      • GALT

        I am NOT eating soylent green……soylent yellow???????

    • GALT

      Yeah, it was actually way better when they were using cocaine………now you have to have a really GOOD health care plan…….and a cooooooollll doctor…….

      Way to go Bryan……..where are those biblical insights when you need them?

      Seriously, you get someone to PAY YOU to write this CRAP?

      • phideaux

        Bryan is obviously doing a much better job of earning his pay than you are galt.

      • GALT

        Pretty sure he’s on spec, kinda trying to be like a wanna something,,,,,,I own the bank….everyone works for ME………

    • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

      TELL ‘EM ‘BOUT IT, “Bev!” I DO NOT “HALF-STEP” WHEN IT COMES TO MY SCOTCH WHISKEY.

      CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

    • http://pweiters9.wordpress.com pweiters9

      7/11/12, What’s the big deal? You probably absorb more than that just rubbing alcohol on your skin. It’s negligible. Remember how original Coke got it’s name.

  • Chester

    A little research will confirm the cocaine content of the early Coca Cola. In fact, the cocaine was what gave it its name. Of course, at that time you could walk into the nearest pharmacy and buy cocaine, or morphine, without a doctor’s prescription. As far as the alcohol content currently being discussed, how much of that is in the form of sugar alcohols of various types? I do know that those are both used as sweetening agents, and result from some processing procedures.

  • http://loboviejo.wordpress.com loboviejo

    This is new? Back in the 50s we discussed this with my buddy’s mom who remembered it from the 30s. The amount was less than 0,5 percent. Alcohol is a byproduct of sugars and a damn good preservative. If you want no alcohol you can always drink hydrogen hydroxide.

    • Average Joe

      “If you want no alcohol you can always drink hydrogen hydroxide.”

      I try to drink a gallon a day…just to be safe of course. ;)

    • http://gravatar.com/catman11 coal miner

      loboviejo,

      Hrdrogen Hydoxide is the chemical composition called water.
      “The term “hydrogen hydroxide” means a hydrogen ion (H+) bonded to a hydroxide ion (OH-). when you put those together, you get H-O-H, which is H2O, which is water”!

      • http://loboviejo.wordpress.com loboviejo

        coal miner

        It is a refreshing change to find a site where people understand simple chemical notations and reactions. In the “progressive” university town where I live I could post a notice for a meeting to discuss the pervasive presence of hydrogen hydroxide or the more ominous “di-hydrogen monoxide” in the city water supply and draw a crowd. Now a couple of chemistry and engineering profs would wander over to see who was pulling chains as well as whose chains got pulled.

  • http://loboviejo.wordpress.com loboviejo

    By the way, the best soft drinks come from Mexico.

    • The GLB

      True that, and the added benefit is the Mexican soft drinks still are bottled in glass rather than in plastic bottles and/or aluminum cans, which are lined with a plastic that contains Bi-Sphenol A (BPA), an estrogen mimicker. So, instead of one getting aluminum poisoning one can get the added benefit of developing ‘Man-boobs’, and having one’s estrogen levels thrown out of whack.

      All fun stuff, and all part of Agenda 21.

      If one drinks sodas, then one should drink Mexican sodas; and try to cut back and eventually eliminate altogether. Also, by no means whatsoever should one follow Dr. Oz’s advice and drink diet soda with aspartame, which is much more poisonous then High-Fructose Corn Syrup.

      • http://gravatar.com/catman11 coal miner

        Right on The GLB

        http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive
        Sep 26, 2009 … Does Your Supplement Contain this Potentially Hazardous Ingredient? 4 … Store Your Food in Glass Not Plastic … cans, bottles, plates and all other sources over the years can eventually spell serious trouble for your health

      • http://gravatar.com/catman11 coal miner

        http://www.badplastics.com/bad-plastics.html
        … are three classes of plastic which comprise a clear and immediate threat to your health. … Polycarbonates contain BPA, also referred to as bisphenol-A. BPA is highly toxic

      • http://gravatar.com/catman11 coal miner

        http://www.eco-friendly-digest.com/bpa-in-cans.htm
        BPA in cans is an invisible hidden health danger. … When our bodies come in contact with it they do not recognize it as the dangerous foreign chemical that it is. … Currently, your best option may very well be to avoid canned foods altogether

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1417763559 Beno

    The idiot from New York now has the french doing his power grab, a sad world, with sad dictator’s who think they are little gods with power over the people, idiots with the brains of a flea, opps, didn’t mean to insult flea’s.

  • duane

    As a member of AA does this mean I will have to readjust my AA birthday every time I have a can of coke???? I think not.

  • dcjdavis

    The little bit of alcohol is probably the least vile ingredient in any soft drink.

  • Mike

    The alcohol is most likely necessary to kill the bacteria and maggots.

    Kidding.

    Actually there is probably more alcohol in the sandwich we ate for lunch then in the can of pop.

    One more reason to ditch the soda…..the acid in pop raises the blood acid level which creates a more favorable environment for cancer growth.

    The damned stuff is addictive. I have tried and failed twice to eliminate soda from my diet. It seems I can only go a few days and I just GOT to have some.

  • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

    THIS IS A SILLY STORY. I DRINK ALCOHOL EVERY DAY OF MY LIFE. WHENEVER I DRINK COKE OR PEPSI, I CAN NOT BURP. I KNOW WHAT ALCOHOL TASTES LIKE. IT IS NOT IN SOFT DRINKS. IF IT WAS, MY MONTHLY LIQUOR BILL WOULD DECREASE.

    CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

  • Chris

    At 0.001% that is 0.003 ml or 0.00012 ounce in a can.

    That’s well less than a single drop.

    That small amount of alcohol probably just spontaneously forms in the drink, lol. I doubt its even close to enough to kill off any potential pathogens, so that wouldn’t be the reason its in there.

  • http://jentla.com/blog Alexandra Coroian

    why is anybody even upset that these soft drinks “may” have alcohol in them? its not like the rest of the ingredients are 100% pure health

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