Every year on July 11th, I scramble to get to 7-Eleven to pick up a free Slurpee. Then I go to another, and then another. The Slurpees they give you are tiny so it takes a few to really satisfy. This year, 7-Eleven has something special going on a month before their yearly promotion. They’re introducing a Slurpee that can have two different flavors in the same cup!
Pepsico made waves last month as they unveiled their “Skinny Can” for Diet Pepsi. Now Pepsi has revealed a new container, but this one is getting press for the right reasons. Pepsi’s new plastic bottle is completely made out of plant material.
The container is the world’s first 100% plant-based PET bottle, and is actually made of switch grass, pine bark, corn husks and a variety of other natural materials. The bottle is also 100% recyclable and petroleum-free. While I haven’t held the bottle yet, Pepsi reports that the bottle feels and protects the bottle the same way as the old plastic version.
Has the mystery of the amazing recipe for Coca-Cola finally been revealed? Some believe so, and the web has been in a flurry all day long. For 125 years, the company has kept the secret carefully guarded, and so it would make sense that this discovery was accidental.
The producers of the radio program, This American Life, happened on an article in a copy of the the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, published in 1979. Atlanta is the hometown of Coca-Cola. The recipe was supposedly written down and kept in a leather-bound journal. Keep reading for the original recipe. Read the rest of this entry »