ToniCol is a naturally flavoured vanilla soft drink manufactured in Mexico. It is most popular in the state of Sinaloa, Mexico, especially in the city of Mazatlán, though it can be found typically in the western states, such as Jalisco.
Vanilla is a flavoring derived from orchids of the genus Vanilla, primarily from the Mexican species, flat-leaved vanilla (V. planifolia). The word vanilla, derived from vainilla, the diminutive of the Spanish word vaina, is translated simply as "little pod". Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican people cultivated the vine of the vanilla orchid, called tlīlxochitl by the Aztecs. Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés is credited with introducing both vanilla and chocolate to Europe in the 1520s.
A soft drink is a drink that typically contains carbonated water, a sweetener, and a natural or artificial flavoring. The sweetener may be a sugar, high-fructose corn syrup, fruit juice, a sugar substitute, or some combination of these. Soft drinks may also contain caffeine, colorings, preservatives, and/or other ingredients.
Sinaloa, officially the Free and Sovereign State of Sinaloa, is one of the 31 states which, with the Federal District, compose the 32 Federal Entities of Mexico. It is divided into 18 municipalities and its capital city is Culiacán Rosales.
The name ToniCol comes from the man who invented its formula: Antonio Espinosa de los Montero from Rosario, Sinaloa, around 1870. It is a blend of the shortened form of his first name "Toni" and the drink "Cola", even though ToniCol is not strictly speaking a cola but is actually a cream soda due to its vanilla flavour. The name of the soft drink is most often spelled ToniCol, although in the past several ways were used, and older bottles and/or publications may include any of the following: "Toni Col", "Toni-Col", and "Tonicol".
In linguistics, a blend word or a blend is a word formed from parts of two or more other words. These parts are sometimes, but not always, morphemes.
Cola is a sweetened, carbonated soft drink flavored with vanilla, cinnamon, citrus oils and other flavorings. Most contain caffeine, which was originally sourced from the kola nut, leading to the drink's name, though other sources are now also used. Cola became popular worldwide after pharmacist John Pemberton invented Coca-Cola in 1886. His non-alcoholic recipe was inspired by the coca wine of pharmacist Angelo Mariani, created in 1863.
Cream soda is a sweet carbonated soft drink. Traditionally flavored with vanilla and raspberry and based on the taste of a classic soda, a wide range of variations can be found worldwide.
The soda's slogan is "ToniCol .....es diferente" (which translates to "ToniCol .....is different"), although the slogan provided on bilingual bottles is "ToniCol .....it's different!". The website slogan has instead "se diferente" at the end which drastically changes the slogan to "be different." Previous slogans include "ToniCol..... el refresco diferente" ("ToniCol... the different soft drink").
ToniCol is bottled in Rosario, Sinaloa, by El Manantial S.A. de C.V., also known as "El Rosario." It is one of the few independent bottlers in Mexicotoday.
The soft drink's recipe calls for almost all-natural ingredients, including "concentrated natural vanilla extract", citric acid, sodium benzoate as well as sugar rather than corn syrup.
Citric acid is a weak organic acid that has the chemical formula C
7. It occurs naturally in citrus fruits. In biochemistry, it is an intermediate in the citric acid cycle, which occurs in the metabolism of all aerobic organisms.
Sodium benzoate is a substance which has the chemical formula C6H5COONa. It is a widely used food preservative, with an E number of E211. It is the sodium salt of benzoic acid and exists in this form when dissolved in water. It can be produced by reacting sodium hydroxide with benzoic acid.
Sugar is the generic name for sweet-tasting, soluble carbohydrates, many of which are used in food. The various types of sugar are derived from different sources. Simple sugars are called monosaccharides and include glucose, fructose, and galactose. "Table sugar" or "granulated sugar" refers to sucrose, a disaccharide of glucose and fructose. In the body, sucrose is hydrolysed into fructose and glucose.
ToniCol has now also released a "diet" formulation which contains Splenda (sucralose) in lieu of natural sugar.
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Splenda is the commercial name and registered trademark of a sucralose-based artificial sweetener owned by the American company Heartland Food Products Group and manufactured by the British company Tate & Lyle. It is available in both granular and dissolvable tablet forms.
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