Friday, July 1, 2011

7 UP

7 Up is a brand of a lemon-lime flavored non-caffeinated soft drink. Inside a 7 Up can is found a concentrate manufactured at the Pepsi facility in Cidra. The 7 Up logo includes a red spot between the '7' and 'UP'; this red spot has been animated and used as a mascot for the brand as Cool Spot.

This product, originally named "Bib-Label Lithiated Lemon-Lime Soda", was launched two weeks before the Wall Street Crash of 1929. It contained lithium citrate, a mood-stabilizing drug, until 1950. 7 Up has been reformulated several times since its launch so it can be called "100% Natural." After a threat of law suit, it is now promoted as "100% Natural Flavors." To be honest with you, I don't think anybody would care one way or another except the people involved in the law suits.

Amazingly, 7 Up is a common folk remedy, for example, to relieve stomach aches. Really? Me? I used to use it to fizzle and clean the battery terminals of my ailing old cars.

Why am I talking about all this nonsense? In case you do not know, on the first day of each month, the photo daily people suggests a monthly theme used in the photos, and it is "Green" in July. In Miami, at this time, you see green everywhere, grass, trees, lizards... and they get to become monotonous, so I was very happy to walk by this vending machine. Green it is.
7 UP

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