The Wenatchee World



The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

This Afternoon

Hi53° Chance Rain


Lo47° Rain Likely


Hi58° Mostly Cloudy

Thursday Night

Lo43° Mostly Cloudy


Hi56° Mostly Cloudy

Friday Night

Lo45° Slight Chance Showers then Mostly Cloudy


Hi53° Chance Rain

Saturday Night

Lo43° Mostly Cloudy


Hi54° Chance Rain

Sunday Night

Lo41° Chance Rain

Soda’s bite requires more than carbonation’s bubbles, researchers conclude

Send to Kindle
Print This

What gives carbonated drinks their zesty bite? Bubbles might be your first guess — but you’d be wrong.

In fact, bubbles aren’t needed to experience the burning sensation, but they do enhance it, according to a study published this past week in the journal PLOS One. The secret behind soda’s sharp taste is the acid that forms on your tongue when you take a sip.

Carbonated beverages are produced by dissolving carbon dioxide in liquid, typically under high pressure. Popping…

View my options or Sign in



We've got special online subscription rates for you.
Get 24-hour access to AND the Digital Edition. Just $12 for twelve weeks, introductory price. Offer only good until October 31.
Wenatchee World subscribers:
Digital access is included with your subscription.
Subscriber login