In the US, we have flavors and we call carbonated drinks — soda pop. This carbonation process puts the “fizz” in soda pop.
The quality of carbonate drinks including soft drinks and the different taste of both are caused by the amount of dissolved CO2 which causes carbonic acid in the drink.
In many soft drinks, carbonation is used to give these drinks their distinctive taste. The fizzy taste is caused by diluted carbonic acid and not caused by the bubbles as many believe.
In home-brewing of beer, over-carbonation can be dangerous; it can result in bottles gushing or even exploding. Excessive amounts of sugar used as a primer is dangerous, as well as using wrong types of bottles or improper capping process. So, I would suggest, just buy your beer at the store.
Carbonated water, also known as sparkling water, is plain water into which CO2 gas has been dissolved, and is the major ingredient of most “soft drinks”.
In the past, these drinks were produced in the home by putting water in a seltzer bottle then adding CO2. Club soda is identical to plain carbonated water or it may contain a small pinch of salt, or trace minerals. These cause the salty taste of home-made soda pop. Add some drops of concentrated flavors and you have good ole’ soda pop.
If there are enough minerals, the drink is called sparkling water. A large assortment of calorie free flavors to flavor sparkling water to great taste is sold at http://allfreightfree.com . This can be a great option for your family to drink instead of soda pop.
Carbonated drinks made into soda pop can be a calorie free way to make sure your family drinks plenty of water as we all know that the better the drinks taste, the more your kids will drink and the more they drink, the healthier it is for your family.
If anyone in your family plays sports, this flavored drink will also make sure they stay properly hydrated while exercising. This has been an extremely hot summer and 2 a day football practices has already started for college and high school players. So, perhaps as a football mom, you could provide the team some different flavored carbonated drinks to make sure everyone drinks the amounts that they need and stay well hydrated. The kids will love you and perhaps the coach will too. This might be a good project for the football booster club to take on.
The heat of this summer has made drinking water extremely important – in fact, it has made it a dangerous summer even for Texas which is used to hot summers. But we are not use to day after day of 100 plus temperature with high humidity and little infants and the elderly are especially vulnerable.
So, flavored carbonated drinks are a good option for your kids and family and perhaps even your elderly neighbor. After all, we are our brothers’ keepers.