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What is the main difference between Coca-Cola sold in the US, and the Coca-Cola sold in the EU? Sugar.
In the United States, Coca-Cola uses high-fructose corn syrup instead of sugar (sacharose) as its main sweetener. There is a small production of sugar-based "Kosher for Passover" Coca-Cola, as Ashkenazi Jews do not consume high fructose corn syrup during Passover.
What was included in the original Pepsi-Cola recipe? Digestive enzyme.
Pepsi Cola, first introduced in 1898, was named after pepsin (enzyme) and kola (nuts). In 1931, the company entered bankruptcy and changed hands. The new owners changed the recipe to resemble more Coca-Cola.
What type of wine bottle represents the photo? Burgundian bottle.
This is a Burgundian bottle, because it has a squat silhouette and a neck narrowing upwards.The Mozel/Alzac bottle has a similar shape, but it is more slender. The Bordeaux bottle has a simple, short neck and a cylindrical shape.
Which common beverage was widely used as a really helpful medicine? Tonic water.
The bitter-tasting quinine was added to the drink as a prophylactic against malaria. Tonic water was originally intended for consumption in tropical areas of South Asia and Africa, where that disease is endemic. Originally, no sugar was added. Most tonic water today contains a less significant amount of quinine, so the taste is much milder.
What is a Curaçao liqueur flavored with? Orange peel.
Curaçao is made of dried peel of Laraha (Citrus aurantium currassuviencis), a citrus too bitter to be edible. The beverage and the plant come from Dutch Curaçao island by the coasts of Venezuela. Feral Laraha evolved from domesticated Seville orange brought to the island by Spanish settlers. Its peel is also used in medicine to treat stomach.