What is soft drink?

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A soft drink is also referred to as fizzy drink, soda pop or soda. Soft drink is usually carbonated water sweetened with sugar or syrup and added flavoring agent and/or fruit juice.

It is typically a non-alcoholic beverage and if at all it contains traces of alcohol the percentage should not exceed 0.5% of the volume.

The term ‘soft drink’ is opposite of the term ‘hard drink’ which normally denotes alcoholic beverage. A soft drink typically does not contain any milk or dairy products.

Soft drinks in store
Soft drinks in store

Further it excludes hot tea, hot coffee, hot chocolate drink, milkshake and juice. Nowadays diet version of soft drinks are available, which have sweeteners substituting sugar giving reduced calories.

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