And All That FIZZ! What put the POP in soda pop? History from Quack Medicine to Big Business

Where'd you get that fizz?

An interesting take on the history of soda pop by The Collectors Weekly's staff.

It took until 1767 for the real breakthrough to happen when Joseph Priestley, the British chemist who was the first to identify oxygen, figured out a way to put carbon dioxide into water. Priestley’s process used a fermenting yeast mash to infuse water with the gas, resulting in a weakly carbonated drink.

Read the article, enjoy the photos:

Medicinal Soft Drinks and Coca-Cola Fiends: The Toxic History of Soda Pop


And All That FIZZ! 

 Here's a 2013 book --

By Tristan Donovan

Intro: This social, cultural, and culinary history charts soda's remarkable, world-changing journey from awe-inspiring natural mystery to ubiquity. Off-the-wall and offbeat stories abound. The story of soda is the story of the modern world, a tale of glamorous bubbles, sparkling dreams, big bucks, miracle cures, and spreading waistlines. Fizz: How Soda Shook Up the World charts soda’s remarkable, world-changing journey from awe-inspiring natural mystery to ubiquitous presence in all our lives. 
Along the way you’ll meet the patent medicine peddlers who spawned some of the world’s biggest brands with their all-healing concoctions, as well as the grandees of science and medicine mesmerized by the magic of bubbling water. You’ll discover how fizzy pop cashed in on Prohibition, helped presidents reach the White House, and became public health enemy number one
You’ll learn how Pepsi put the fizz in Apple’s marketing, how Coca-Cola joined the space race, and how soda’s sticky sweet allure defined and built nations. And you’ll find out how an alleged soda-loving snail rewrote the law books.
Fizz tells the extraordinary tale of how a seemingly simple everyday refreshment zinged and pinged over our taste buds and, in doing so, changed the world around us.

Use the ''look inside'' function to read several pages on Amazon: link

" Because bottling required a quality of glass not easily found in America, serving by the glass was more popular and soda fountains were born. " 

*Photo by Catherine Ashmore "All That Jazz"
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