A French magazine claims that it found trace amounts of alcohol in tests of popular soda drinks...

A French magazine claims that it found trace amounts of alcohol in tests of popular soda drinks produced by Coca-Cola (KO -0.1%), PepsiCo (PEP -0.7%), and Dr. Pepper Snapple (DPS +0.2%) among others. At levels reported to be as low as 0.001% the phenomenon could be a natural occurrence tied to fruit fermentation, but the questions remains if Muslim drinkers would alter their habits if the results hold based on their religion's ban on alcohol.

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  • Kopey
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    Not too worried about what the Muslim drinker will do with that info......if you read about the culture, it is forbidden to drink alcohol, but many do so behind closed doors so this is a non-starter on that point. I also question the validity of a study that comes up with trace elements to draw a conclusion. I would like to see it independently verified as well. This is not news.
    28 Jun 2012, 02:49 PM Reply Like
  • LonW
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    Old news, happens with almost anything with sugar. Orange juice.
    28 Jun 2012, 02:51 PM Reply Like
  • wapiti
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    Didn't bother those Muslims the night before they blew up the twin towers...they spent that night in a strip joint drinking!! Who cares what they think??
    28 Jun 2012, 02:52 PM Reply Like
  • vermille
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    Doubtlessly doubtful.
    28 Jun 2012, 02:56 PM Reply Like
  • montanamark
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    maybe bloomberg owns that french mag
    28 Jun 2012, 02:57 PM Reply Like
  • hwood007
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    I doubt this was a blind study
    28 Jun 2012, 03:07 PM Reply Like
  • JailDoc
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    If anything this will increase sales in Muslim culture. In addition,
    they will probably ask for the big gulp, give Bloomberg a heart attack.
    28 Jun 2012, 03:52 PM Reply Like
  • Gary Jakacky
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    Petroleum has traces of alcohol as well......i suggest they export it IMMEDIATELY!
    28 Jun 2012, 03:55 PM Reply Like
  • BrokeMedStudent
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    Mmm, petroleum.
    28 Jun 2012, 10:08 PM Reply Like
  • Blaky
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    Heh... this makes 'news'.... yet the 'trace' amounts of hexavalent chromium, pcb's, heavy metals an other pleasant compounds found in people's drinking water are blown off as irrelevant.
    30 Jun 2012, 01:12 AM Reply Like
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