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# Soft Drinks

This year
Poll: How often do your consume sugar-free soft drinks?
Have your say.
Soft drink sweetener aspartame ‘possibly carcinogenic', says WHO
The acceptable daily intake level remains unchanged.
Last year
Quiz: How much do you know about these non-alcoholic beverages?
Do you want a soft drink Franteen?
All time
Number of children drinking sugary drinks daily drops by 70%
A sugar tax is expected to be brought in next year.
Which Irish Fast Food Chain Are You?
Bon app the teeth.
Here's why those Spotify playlists have taken over Irish Twitter
Romance isn’t dead.
Company behind Dolmio warns people not to eat its pasta sauce more than once a week
The move is aimed at bringing the company more in line with a new healthy image.
Coca Cola gave $1.5 million to scientists who say soft drinks don't cause obesity
A leading cardiologist says that’s not true at all.
Ireland sends loads of fizzy drink concentrate to Iran
Enterprise Ireland has decided to organise a visit to the country next year.
A Doritos-flavoured soft drink is being tested in the US
Here are the 6 objects that scream 'Irish Budget'
Warning to governments: Children’s shoes should be avoided at all costs.
Large sodas can be sold in New York says court
The city had gone to court seeking a reversal of an earlier decision to block the ban, which was the controversial brainchild of former mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Why do soft drinks cost more than beer in Irish pubs?
The average mark up for publicans is 98 per cent on a pint of lager but it’s 407 per cent on a 200ml bottle of soft drinks.
Did you know small bottles of TK red lemonade exist?
You can actually get your red lemonade fix to go. YES.
Could your soft drink habit give you diabetes?
A new study shows that drinking one can of a sugar-sweetened soft drink a day can increase the risk of diabetes by a fifth.
New York City's ban on large fizzy drinks to take effect in six months
The ban had been expected and has been welcomed by the city’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Customers pay 'more for water than beer' in Dublin pubs, says Senator
Senator Catherine Noone says she carried out a price survey in more than 100 Dublin pubs and found that customers were being charged more per litre for water and soft drinks than for beer and stout.
Dentists call for public health warnings on soft drinks
Ireland has one of the highest per capita soft drinks consumption in the western world – we drink an average of at least one 330ml can of fizzy drink a day.
French parliament votes to levy tax on soft drinks
The tax on sugar and artificial sweeteners will add around 2c to the price of a can. The levy will be used to combat obesity.