Did Jesus Drink Coca Cola?
How long has soda been around, and was it existant before Jesus Christ? inquiring minds wanna know
Soft drinks date back to the Pre 17th century. they were made from Carbonated water as today, however it was from natural spring water. Soda then was flavored with very simple sugars, like honey and lemon juice. And to think today we are so spoiled and fatties, because we need our caffiene and syrup and high calories. okay so clearly with the timing, Jesus was around before soda but the question is with Wine, water (carbonated and regular) and juice, who thought lets create Soda....
In 1767, the first drinkable man-made glass of carbonated water was created by Englishmen Doctor Joseph Priestley.Three years later, Swedish chemist Torbern Bergman invented a generating apparatus that made carbonated water from chalk by the use of sulfuric acid. Bergman's apparatus allowed imitation mineral water to be produced in large amounts.
In 1810, the first United States patent was issued for the "means of mass manufacture of imitation mineral waters" to Simons and Rundell of Charleston, South Carolina. However, carbonated beverages did not achieve great popularity in America until 1832, when John Mathews invented his apparatus for the making carbonated water. John Mathews then mass-manufactured his apparatus for sale to soda fountain owners.