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An exhibition at the National Museum of Science and Technology in Stockholm, 2012 – 2018

Soft drinks

Soft drinks

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Soft drinks

An advertisement for Pommac, a Swedish soft drink (1927). Pommac was marketed as a luxury drink. Photo: Archives of Carlsberg Sweden, Centre for Business history.

Soft drinks

The bottle for the world-famous brown carbonated soft drink was designed by a Swede, Alexander Samuelsson. Photo: Ellinor Algin.

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Soft drinks

Today doctors warn us that drinking soft drinks can lead to overweight, but from the beginning carbonated soft drinks were medicine. At the end of the 1600s people thought that carbonated water could cure diseases. Fruit and berries made the water taste better. Swedish chemist Torbern Bergman produced carbonated mineral water in 1770.

Carbonic acid a chemical compound which is formed in an aqueous solution of carbon dioxide, that occurs when sugar is fermented in an oxygen deficient environment. It then becomes lemonade.

When Coca-Cola was created by the chemist, John Stith Pemberton in 1886, it was seen as a tonic. In Sweden sales of Coca-Cola are halved in December — we then drink Christmas root beer instead. The classic Coca-Cola bottle was designed by the Swede, Alex Samuelson.

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