Staggering Statistic: Sugar Isn't The Only Thing Lurking In Soda Fountains

September 4, 2015
by Annalise Mantz for Thrive Market
Staggering Statistic: Sugar Isn't The Only Thing Lurking In Soda Fountains

Ever seen a kid at the local burger joint mix together all the fountain drinks to make a legendary "Suicide Soda"? Yeah, this childhood drink is gross, but for more reasons than you might think.

By now, most people know that one can of Coke contains more than nine teaspoons of sugar. Diet sodas are no better—after all, guzzling the stuff can cause a huge spike in belly fat.

But it gets worse. One recent study discovered something totally disgusting about fountain soda: 48 percent of fountain soda drinks tested contained fecal matter, and another 11 percent of the cola tested contained E. coli bacteria.

If you ask us, that's a great reason to go for bottled water instead.

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