I'm not sure we have Gatorade in the UK, we probably do, but it at least has a bit of international name recognition. Snapple, Arizona, Sierra mist, Crush and Barqs on the other hand......
Perhaps proximity rules here, but here in Mexico, both Crush and Arizona are available. For a time, Crush was the main orange soda, not Fanta. I think Snapple has also crossed the border (without its "real facts", though).
Schweppes and Fanta I have seen a lot more of overseas certain places than I ever saw back in the US.
And even if some brands would not be exclusively sold in the us, but a handfull of countries elsewhere, that is a long way from worldwide sales (something being sold on the opposite side of the world does not equate to worldwide, eventhough it is spread out wide then)
mountain dew is one you hear about through popculture and dr pepper (though we do have the latter here not, sure that is the case for every country)
Also, I don't see the sharp drop-off you are referencing. There is a gently sloping curve downward starting with the 2nd most-guessed answer. The ones at the bottom are indeed the ones with the least global market penetration, but the top 12 answers are all known by more than half of test takers, and I've seen them all (and Snapple, ironically, the 2nd-least-guessed answer) sold around the world. That's close to all on a 16-answer quiz.
Just because you've seen something outside of the usa does not mean it's everywhere. And your examples are rather crazy and over the top. And I don't see why you are using Coca cola as an an example noone said that that wasn't a worldwide thing. You are claiming that if something is sold in the US and in Cuba, or lets pick a place further away, Brunei it is a worldwide phenomenon. Sorry man 2 countries definitely does not equate to worldwide. Many, yes and that was exactly what I was saying. Saying 49 states is not nationwide is indeed daft, just as daft as saying in 2 states is everywhere in the US..
as for your 2nd reply saying indeed the bottom 4 are less known globally, so why the whole reply in the first place.
And seriously not need for the downputting.
I live in Brazil. Never heard of Sierra Mist, Snapple, Barq's, Sunkist, Dr. Pepper, Arizona, etc. In my city (Belo Horizonte) invented Mate Couro, Guarapan! Kkkkk
23 seconds left. Great Quiz.
The plant was cut off from Coca-Cola headquarters during the war. After the war, The Coca-Cola Company regained control of the plant, formula, and the trademarks to the new Fanta product—as well as the plant profits made during the war." (Wikipedia)