We believe in the importance and power of 'informed choice,' and continue to support fact based nutrition labeling and education and initiatives that encourage people to live active, healthy lifestyles. Sparkling beverages are non-alcoholic, carbonated drinks containing flavorings, sweeteners and other ingredients. No matter what your taste, sparkling beverages come in many forms, including regular, low-calorie, no-calorie, caffeinated and caffeine-free drinks.
While sales of tea and instant coffee dropped by 2.2% and 3.5% respectively last year, soft drinks sales through grocery and convenience outlets actually grew by 0.4%. However, if you drill down further, you find that the convenience sector experienced stronger value growth in 2014 than the grocery multiples is about 0.4%. That 0.4% is the overall growth and it might not sound like much, but when you consider soft drinks is a multi-billion pound category, that 0.4% adds up to quite a sum. In all, according to Britvic Soft Drinks Review, UK consumers spent £11.8bn, on soft drinks last year.
The pop that occurs upon opening a soft-drink container is the sound of carbon dioxide being released in the form of bubbles. It results best when there is a good balance of carbonation in the drink. In liquids, carbonation helps give sparkling beverages a characteristic "biting" taste. Sparkling beverages also contain small amounts of sodium, primarily from the water used to produce the beverage. Soft drinks may also supply phosphorus and small amounts of potassium.interventions.