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Hospitals in the U.K. to limit sales of sugary drinks

London - The major retailers who operate stores in Britain's biggest hospitals have agreed to 'scale back' (but not to stop completely) the sale of sugary drinks.

Starbucks customers leave more than $1 billion on coffee cards Special

Seattle - Customers of Starbucks, the world's largest coffee chain, deposited more than $1 billion on store-issued debit cards in the first quarter of 2016, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Tuesday.

Review: Vintage drinks advertising posters on display Special

Barnet - Tucked away in leafy Hertfordshire is a pub called The Arkley. On display in the establishment is a collection of vintage drinks advertising posters throughout the years. Digital Journal paid a visit.

What happens to you as you drink Coca Cola?

Kick back, open a can of Coca Cola (or equivalent caramel colored carbonated soft drink) and take a sip. Ever wondered what is happening as you ingest the sugary fluid? If so, read on...

Problem solved -- Starbucks stores reopen in U.S. and Canada

Seattle - More than 8,000 Starbucks cafes in the U.S. and Canada reopened Saturday after being shut down the day before because of a computer failure.

Smartphones used for drink mixing and blending

A new use of the smartphone has been developed and one in keeping with summertime: using an app to help blend drinks and guide people to develop new and exciting cocktails.

Professors say we should ban all soft drinks

London - Parents should only serve water with meals and ban soft drinks and juices from the table in order to reduce children’s intake of sugar, the British Government’s chief obesity adviser said.

NYC restaurant divides its drink menu by gender

New York - A restaurant in Brooklyn has a new take on alcohol ordering. Now they have the cocktail menu divided up by gender. It is supposed to be funny, but it is also a representation of the stereotypes that still exist among gender.

Starbucks continues quest to turn desserts into drinks

In an on-going campaign to turn more well-known desserts into drinks, Starbucks has unveiled a Tiramisu Latte into a handful of stores in Florida.

Sweden: 4 men denied drinks in bar for being unusually pleasant

Stockholm - Four men visited a Stockholm pub recently and were refused drinks. They told police that it was due to their skin color, but the bartender says otherwise. They were actually refused drinks for being "unusually pleasant."

Spanish MPs to lose subsidy on 'gin & tonics' in Parliament cafés

Madrid - Turns out Spanish politicians have had access to discounted booze at the café and restaurant in the Spanish Parliament in Madrid. Public outrage has prompted a committee to put a stop to the benefit.

Elephant’s-poop coffee: The most expensive coffee – $50 a cup

Black Ivory Coffee is a brand of coffee exclusively produced by the Black Ivory Coffee Company Ltd in Northern Thailand from Arabica coffee beans consumed by elephants and collected from their feces.

Review: New luxury rum 'Panamonte' to hit U.S. stores this summer Special

Panama City - Panamonte XXV Reserva Preciosa, a limited-run, 25-year-old Panamanian aguardiente taking the rum community by storm, will hit U.S. stores as early as June.

Robot bartenders to serve your favorites 30,000 miles in the air

What would you like to drink today? Don't tell me, tell it to the droid that's serving it to you! Thanks to the latest technological advancements, robots are projected to serve drinks on planes.

Cup immediately alerts you to presence of date rape drugs Special

"Date rape" drugs have been around for at least a couple of decades, but new products in development may make it easier for people to protect themselves.

Woman has stomach removed after drinking liquid nitrogen cocktail

Lancaster - A teenager on a night out in Lancaster, UK required a life-saving operation to have her stomach removed after drinking a cocktail which contained liquid nitrogen at a local night spot popular with teenagers.

Video: TSA now checks drinks purchased inside the airport

Columbus - In a case of "from the sublime to the ridiculous", the TSA is now apparently testing drinks that have been purchased inside the secure area of the airport for explosives.

American Medical Association votes on taxing sugary drinks

Chicago - The American Medical Association has voted in favour of a policy that promotes taxation of sugar-sweetened beverages, but stopped short of a full endorsement of the policy.

Study: Sports drinks can rot kids' teeth in as little as 5 days

Sports and energy drinks are fueling a silent epidemic of irreversible tooth erosion among American adolescents, according to a new study.

Jack in the Box unveils bacon milkshake to negative reviews

There's a common saying among foodies: "Bacon makes everything better." But according to some reviewers, the bacon-flavored milkshake recently unveiled at fast food chain Jack in the Box is the exception to the rule.

Detroit's own Faygo sodapop now made into specialty cupcakes

So many good things have come out of Detroit in the past, like Motown music, the automobile industry, and even the "smaller" things like Faygo sodapop.

People in the US are drinking more than they did earlier

People in the US are drinking more than they did 20 years ago. Researchers are attributing a variety of factors, including social, economic and ethnic influences and pressures, to this increase.

Drink Deal Cuts Sugar in U.S. Schools

Efforts to stop the growing childhood obesity epidemic, a school drink deal plans to cut sugar. Deals like this all across the country are pushing for healthier drinks in our school systems.

VuQo, Not Your Average Buko

Milk, oil, cosmetic, candy, medicine, jewelry and even improvised explosive. It just proves that the coconut tree has many uses.

If You Want To Show The World You Care, Put The Kettle On

A new US study has confirmed that if you want someone to like you, don't bother giving them your phone number or flashing that certain smile, and if you want to give the world some extra love and kindness, just put the kettle on!

Nationwide Recall of Blue Cat Flavor Drink Because of Possible Melamine

Tristar Food, Jersey City, NJ is initiating a nationwide recall of all of their 100 ml plastic bottle packages of Blue Cat Flavor Drink (Lanmao) because it may be contaminated with melamine.

Whiskipedia launches, and it's exactly what you think it is

Not many people know a whole lots about alcoholic beverages. Are you that guy or girl that simply mixes drinks together just for a cool color change? Most likely that's not a good thing to do, but hopefully the debut of this site can help you out.

Scotch Police Say One Out Of Every 25 Drinks Are Spiked

Scotch Police went under cover as glass collectors at clubs and bars throughout Scotland, and found that one out of every twenty five drinks collected, were spiced with date rape drugs.

Pepsi says "More Caffeine

PepsiCo (PEP) plans to introduce an energized version of Diet Pepsi that includes more caffeine, as well as ginseng

Paris Hilton and Midgets and Goats, Oh My

After downing TY KU liquor and bottles of Dom Perignon, guests reported seeing Hilton play with a monkey while a band of midgets led a pack of goats around the room.....
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A bottle of Panamonte XXV Reserva. Used with permission from Liqourature.
A bottle of Panamonte XXV Reserva. Used with permission from Liqourature.
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A bartender's bar
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JAVA HUT: Photo shows a company-owned Starbucks cafe in Orange  Calif.  in the offices of the old Or...
JAVA HUT: Photo shows a company-owned Starbucks cafe in Orange, Calif., in the offices of the old Orange Daily News, in 2012.
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TSA officers testing drinks purchased inside the airport for explosives.
TSA officers testing drinks purchased inside the airport for explosives.
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The bar of the London Palladium theatre. The theatre retains many of its original features and was G...
The bar of the London Palladium theatre. The theatre retains many of its original features and was Grade II* listed in September 1960.
Sea Belt is also not the only seaweed beer. A Kelpie in mythology is a horse-like being that drowns ...
Sea Belt is also not the only seaweed beer. A Kelpie in mythology is a horse-like being that drowns travelers. Hopefully this has little to do with the name of this beer.
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La Maison du Pastis  Marseille France
La Maison du Pastis, Marseille France
Sopwell House has a well stocked bar and there are a number of interesting cocktails on offer.
Sopwell House has a well stocked bar and there are a number of interesting cocktails on offer.
Craft beer allows for much more variety than with normal brands  this brand is actually gluten-free.
Craft beer allows for much more variety than with normal brands, this brand is actually gluten-free.
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A Coca-Cola promotional fridge in a bar
A Coca-Cola promotional fridge in a bar
A cocktail bar in The Vaults  with bartenders at work.
A cocktail bar in The Vaults, with bartenders at work.
Bombay Sapphire bar area  with 1950s themed cocktail items.
Bombay Sapphire bar area, with 1950s themed cocktail items.
Chocolate drinks and candy prices on the rise.
Chocolate drinks and candy prices on the rise.
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When you think of eggnog you don t normally think  violent explosion  but two workers experienced ju...
When you think of eggnog you don't normally think "violent explosion" but two workers experienced just that.
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