Kellogg’s spent $32 million last year in advertising Pop Tarts alone. Coca-Cola spent $269 million advertising its flagship product (Coca-Cola). Pepsi spent $150 million just to advertise the brightly colored sugar-water that is Gatorade. It’s the sugar water for people who do sports. These are numbers that Marion Nestle, professor of nutrition, food studies, and public health, highlighted in a lecture at New York University on Thursday night. ‘Think about what that money could do for education, for social welfare,’ Nestle implored. 'But that money is spent getting people to buy sugar.’
Different from the more common vanilla-flavored cream soda in the west, this soda is melon flavored, and topped with vanilla ice cream to make it a float. Japanese cream soda is almost always topped with ice cream.
Mixing alcohol with diet soda gets you 18% more drunk than mixing it with regular soda. It also gets you drunk faster, because your body doesn’t recognize aspartame as food and the alcohol gets absorbed more quickly. (source)