If you are a consumer who is looking for alternatives to soda and sugar-sweetened beverages, then it is likely that you are paying attention. Two popular beverages, cola and tea, are putting massive pressure on the market as consumers shift away from traditional drinks.
Both sugar-sweetened cola drinks and black tea contain caffeine (generally between 50 and 80 milligrams per cup) making it an easy way to get your drinking habit up. Since both of these varieties have staying power, you will be ready for the next day’s drink with no worries of drunkeness.
Re-evaluating your drink of choice can help find alternatives you like better.
Consumers will buy iced tea more often than cola
iced tea is a very popular beverage. It is typically found in large plastic bottles that are about 2-2.5 gallons in size. This makes it cost-prohibitive to purchase it in smaller containers, which is a good thing!
The popularity of iced tea is not due to its health benefits, though — it may have less than half of the benefits of water with added vitamins and minerals.
Instead, the popularity of iced tea comes from the familiarity factor and the fact that it can be difficult to find in small bottles. Most people are familiar with Coca-Cola and cola products, so finding one that is equivalent in taste to water with added minerals is difficult!
This article will discuss some substitutes for consumers who want a cola but do not want very much caffeine or sugar.
Consumers will switch between the two beverages
In fact, they’re already switching between them. Between last year and this year, sales of iced tea grew by over 300%!
Coca-colas have been making their iced tea more and more mainstream, which is a nice way to add some new flavor to it. This is a great way for people to learn about Coca-cola products and how they can be consumed.
As consumers become curious about the differences in these two beverages, Coca-cola will have more opportunities to introduce new flavors and additions. As the popularity of one brand increases, the other will need to add new flavors or updates to meet consumer demand.
Consumers prefer one over the other
While both colas and iced teas contain caffeine, the amount of caffeine in each beverage is different.
Caffeine is a drug and thus it comes with a dosage. Most people know how much caffeine is per serving, but not the exact numbers.
For example, one cup of coffee has two to four grams of caffeine, while a cup of tea has around one gram of caffeine. This is due to the fact that tea contains more natural herbs and spices than coffee does!
So, when choosing which drink you want to consume, you must pay attention to whether or not you feel the drug in coffee or the herbal/spice in tea.
Cola and iced tea are good substitutes
iced tea is a pretty popular drink in America and Cola is a major beverage brand. This is likely due to the fact that it is very refreshing!
In comparison to pop or cola drinks, the tongue does not have as much respect for cold drinks. As a result, there are more opportunities to enjoy and over-sip your drink.
Because iced tea is such a popular drink, many recipes use iced tea as the base instead of water or juice. This results in more teabags being consumed and less left over for later consumption.
Its versatility makes it an ideal replacement beverage for people who cannot tolerate caffeine or do not consume alcohol.