From soda to water to milk and juice, There’s No Cream in Cream Soda, the refreshing follow-up to There’s No Ham in Hamburgers, is full of fun facts and stories of the origins of some of America’s most popular beverages.

About Kim

When Kim Zachman was a kid, she drove her parents crazy asking “Why?” She still asks a lot of questions, and when she finds fun, fascinating answers, she writes about them. She lives in Roswell, Georgia.

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About There's No Cream in Cream Soda

Take a Sip of This

Why is there no cream in cream soda? What kind of root is in root beer? Who put the pink in pink lemonade? There’s No Cream in Cream Soda dips into the inventions, innovations and scientific discoveries that led to the creation of some of America’s favorite drinks. Beverage history is intertwined with cultural changes too, such as the enormous effects of the Prohibition period on America’s fascination with soft drinks. Stir in some experiments, recipes, and funky facts, and this read will be sure to satisfy a thirst for fun.

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Lots of people claim to be the inventor of America’s favorite sandwich, but who do you think should get the credit? There are four leading contenders for the title of “Hamburger Inventor.” Vote for your favorite.

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