Jewish people invited soda, yes that’s true.First they invented Seltzer back in the late 1700’s hence Seltzer is a common Jewish Last Name.All Jews descended from working or connected with the seltzer production back in 1772 bear that last name.
Soda was merely invented by adding simple flavored syrup to Seltzer.Jews not being able to have milk as a beverage with Meat meals needed a drink to accompanying meals.When the programs started around 1870 Jews fled Russia and brought their Soda industry to America.before that time what was available in America was not really soda as we know it. Root Beer was an actual a brewed product like beer and had trace alcohol in it similar to A brand name product today “Malta Goya” Coca Cola had cocaine in it and 7 &up . correct me if I Am wrong but I heard that it had Lithium in it until 1940.
Jews also lay claim to inventing and introducing Bagels..Bialy’s ( from the Russian town of Bialystok and Shilvawitz (liquor)made from apricots and if course the “Egg Cream”at one time mainstay beverage at every candy store and lunchonette in the metro N.Y.City area./end