FOOD TRIVIA: Soft Drinks

"Soft drink", classically referred to nearly ALL  beverages that did not contain significant amounts of alcohol. Now the term is used, exclusively, for flavored, carbonated beverages. Since carbonated beverage makers were having a difficult time advertising their products due to regional differences in what their drinks were called ( soda, fizzy drinks, pop, etc.) the manufacturers all agreed on using the term, "soft drinks".