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Americans losing their taste for soda

KOB.com Web Staff
August 06, 2017 05:31 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – America’s love for soda is going flat.

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New data from Beverage Digest shows soda consumption is at its lowest levels in more than 30 years. In fact, it’s the lowest since soda drinking started to be tracked.

Not only are Americans turning to healthier choices, it’s also becoming a matter of money. Just last week, Chicago’s Cook County became the sixth metro area in the U.S. to adopt a “soda tax.”

“It’s not a drink that you’re going to drink all day anymore,” said Duane Stanford, executive editor at Beverage Digest. “Now it’s a drink that you’ll indulge in.”

Experts say the drop in sales likely won’t hurt big companies like Coca-Cola or Pepsi, as they’re already meeting the demand for low-calorie alternatives. 

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