Pepsi was first invented in 1898 by a pharmacist named Caleb Bradham. At that time it was known as "Brad's Drink". It was later renamed as Pepsi-Cola in June of 1903. Speculation is that it was probably named so because of the digestive enzyme pepsin and the kola nuts which were used in the recipe. Bradham's main aim was to create a drink that was not only delicious but also aided in digestion and boost energy.
Pepsi had challenges of it's own, declaring bankruptcy twice. This was mainly due to the World Wars I & II which pushed the prices of sugar up amongst other things. However, it managed to come out of it all and gave Coca-Cola a run for it's money. It became the most popular carbonated drink in the United States and spread across the globe to Europe, Middle East and South America.
Pepsi Nutrition Facts Sugar and Ingredients
Nutrition facts on Pepsi show us that it contains the following ingredients;
The Caffeine Free Pepsi contains the same ingredients, only with caffeine, duh! As you will notice in the next part of this article, when considering a 12 oz can of Pepsi and it's nutrition facts we realize that it contains 41 grams of carbohydrates (all from sugar). The original Pepsi-Cola recipe was available from documents filed with the court at the time that the Pepsi-Cola Company went bankrupt in 1929. It's interesting to note that the original formula contained neither cola nor caffeine.
With more and more people wanting to lead healthy eating lifestyles soda nutrition facts are as important to know as fast food nutrition facts. This is because in most cases, when one has a meal of a cheeseburger and chips, you have it with a soda. Generally speaking, most of these food choices are not healthy. However, with nutritional information available, it helps us to make the right, healthy decisions. Fruit nutrition facts and vegetable nutrition facts are equally important to know.
Pepsi Nutrition Facts 12 oz, 16 oz and 20 oz
Pepsi comes in different sizes, from 7.5 fl oz to 20 fl oz. We will look at the 12 oz, 16 oz and 20 oz size nutrition facts.
12 oz Can of Pepsi Nutrition Facts
Diet Pepsi Nutrition Facts, Max and Other Flavor Varieties Table
This nutritional information is based on a 12 fl oz serving.
|Product Name||Calories||Total Fat (g)||Sodium (mg)||Total Carbs (g)||Sugars||Protein (g)||Vitamin C||Caffeine|
|Caffeine Free Pepsi||150||0||30||41||41||0||0||0|
|Pepsi Wild Cherry||160||0||30||42||42||0||-||38|
|Caffeine Free Diet Pepsi||0||0||35||0||0||0||0||0|
|Diet Pepsi Lime||0||0||35||0||0||0||0||38|
|Diet Pepsi Vanilla||0||0||35||0||0||0||0||38|
|Diet Pepsi Wild Cherry||0||0||35||0||0||0||-||38|
Coke vs Pepsi Nutrition Facts
Consumer reports in the 1970's reveal that there was what was known as the Pepsi Challenge. In this challenge, customers were blind-folded and had a taste test. They tasted Pepsi-Cola and Coca-Cola. The results revealed that most of the people preferred the taste of Pepsi as to that of Coke.
The tests also suggested that more consumers preferred the taste of Pepsi (which is believed to have more lemon oil, less orange oil, and uses vanillin rather than vanilla) to Coke. In 2008, a report on carbonated soft drinks by the Beverage Digest showed that, PepsiCo's U.S. market share is 30.8 percent, while The Coca-Cola Company's is 42.7 percent.
The following are the similarities between Coke and Pepsi
The following are the differences between Coke and Pepsi
|Calories||A 12 fl oz can of Coke has 140 calories.||A 12 fl oz can of Pepsi has 150 calories|
|Sodium Content||Coke contains 45 mg of sodium per 12 oz serving.||Pepsi contains 30 mg of sodium per 12 oz serving.|
|Sugar Content||Coca Cola nutrition facts show that it contains 39g of carbohydrates, all from sugar for a 12 fl oz can.||Pepsi contains 41g of carbohydrates, also all from sugar for the same size.|
|Caffeine Content||Coke contains 34 mg of caffeine per 12 oz serving.||Pepsi contains 38 mg of caffeine, also per 12 oz serving.|
So there you have it. Whether it's Coke you prefer or Pepsi, whatever rocks your boat, they are more or less the same. Just a slight difference in taste. The nutrition facts are what's important. You need to know what exactly your are putting into your body. Although in the time and age we're in, more and more people are becoming health conscious. Therefore sodas like diet coke, diet sprite and diet pepsi are becoming more popular. Especially for those who are watching their calories or are diabetic.