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Ginger Soda?

Fydeaux Sep 21, 2010 09:59 AM

Does anyone have any idea why my can of Diet Vernors says that it contains ginger soda and not ginger ale?

  1. ipsedixit Sep 21, 2010 11:46 AM

    Maybe because ginger ale typically contains sugar?

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      lemons Sep 21, 2010 12:13 PM

      I'd go look at the FDA section on labelling. But ginger ale certainly isn't ale by any legal definition. It is, actually, soda.

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      1. re: lemons
        Fydeaux Sep 21, 2010 01:55 PM

        Obviously, just as root beer is certainly not beer. And the can of IBC I have in the fridge does not say 'root soda'.

        1. re: Fydeaux
          lemons Sep 21, 2010 02:05 PM

          Ah, but there's ginger in the ginger ale. "Root" is too generic for an ingredient list. Sassafras: Now there's a root. But my guess is that it comes under the rubric of "flavorings" or something similar and thus isn't listed by name. Did you go to the FDA site:

          1. re: lemons
            Fydeaux Sep 22, 2010 06:09 AM

            Well, I have now and found no useful information after cursory searching.

            {Lemons, I'm just wondering; you ended your post with a colon. Were you intending to put a link to the relevant part of the site? Or had you intended to end with a question mark and hit the wrong key?}

            There is the possibility that it has been labeled as ginger soda for quite a while and I have never noticed it before. Does anyone know?

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