Diet Mtn Dew contains carbonated water, concentrated orange juice, citric acid, natural flavors, citrus pectin, potassium benzoate, aspartame, potassium citrate, caffeine, sodium citrate, acesulfame potassium, sucralose, gum arabic, sodium benzoate, calcium disodium EDTA, brominated vegetable oil and tartrazine. All ingredients are approved by the Food and Drug Administration.Continue Reading
Each ingredient is added for specific reasons. Concentrated orange juice, citric acid, natural flavors and citrus pectin are added to create the distinctive taste of the drink. Carbonated water, which is water containing carbon dioxide, makes the drink effervescent. Potassium benzoate and sodium benzoate preserve freshness. Aspartame, acesulfame potassium and sucralose are artificial, calorie-free sweeteners that are hundreds of times sweeter than normal table sugar, or sucrose, so that only small amounts are needed to sweeten a soft drink.
Caffeine is a stimulant usually found in coffee plant. Gum arabic is a natural gum made of hardened sap from the acacia tree. It is commonly used in the food industry as a preservative and stabilizer.
Calcium disodium EDTA is an abbreviation for calcium disodium ethylene diamine tetra acetic acid. It is also commonly used as a preservative and stabilizer. Brominated vegetable oil is a stabilizer commonly used to dissolve and keep flavoring oils evenly distributed. Tartrazine, also known as yellow no. 5, is a food dye.Learn more about Soft Drinks
The present formula for Coca-Cola includes carbonated water, sugar, color, phosphoric acid and natural flavors that include caffeine. The exact formula is proprietary, but the original recipe has been publicly published.Full Answer >
Dr. Pepper is made of seven ingredients: carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup, caramel color, phosphoric acid, natural and artificial flavors, sodium benzoate, and caffeine. Diet Dr. Pepper is made of all of the same ingredients except for the high fructose corn syrup, which is replaced by aspartame.Full Answer >
The ingredients of the different flavors of Kool-Aid drink mix available vary based on flavor, but the typical packet of unsweetened Kool-Aid contains ascorbic acid, artificial color, BHA, calcium phosphate, citric acid, maltodextrin, natural flavor and salt. Some flavors of Kool-Aid also contain sugar. Kool-Aid is considered to be a kosher food product.Full Answer >
The ingredients in Pepsi are carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup, caramel color, sugar, phosphoric acid, caffeine, citric acid and "natural flavor." Pepsi says the "natural flavor" is made from a "fruit or fruit juice, spice, vegetable or herb," but, like main rival Coke, Pepsi does not disclose the actual recipe.Full Answer >