Coca-Cola Facts

Coca-Cola Facts
Coca-Cola (or Coke as it is often referred to), is a drink produced by The Coca-Cola Company. The carbonated soft drink was originally released in the late 1800s as a medicine under patent. The original formula contained kola nuts and coca leaves. Today the recipe for the soft drink is a secret. Coca-Cola sells its soft drink as a concentrate. It is shipped around the world to licensed bottlers who then create the finished product in either cans or bottles and ship to retail stores, restaurants, and vending machine companies. Other versions of Coca-Cola include Diet Coke, Caffeine Free Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Cherry, and Coca-Cola Vanilla, among others.
Interesting Coca-Cola Facts:
The color of Coca-Cola is created with Caramel E-150d.
Coca-Cola was first invented as a medicine for a variety of ailments including impotence and headaches. The original recipe contained cocaine, but it was removed in 1905.
If you drop a can of Diet Coke and Coke in the water the Diet Coke will float and the Coke will sink.
The flavor of International Coca-Cola tastes different than American Coca-Cola.
Pepsi reported three people to the FBI and to The Coca-Cola Company when they tried to sell the ingredients of Coca-Cola to them.
Coca-Cola has an agreement with the Drug Enforcement Agency to allow them to import dried coca leaves. A company in New Jersey extracts the cocaine from the leaves and the remaining parts are shipped to Coca-Cola.
Coca-Cola's owner during World War II made it his goal to ensure that every American soldier could have a bottle of Coke whenever they wanted one.
In China, the wealthy often mix Coke with red wine to make it taste better.
In some places in the United States Dr. Pepper is bottled by Coca-Cola and in other places it is bottled by Pepsi.
Coca-Cola threatened to leave Atlanta when Martin Luther King Jr. won the Nobel Peace Prize and opposition almost caused his celebration party to be cancelled.
Pepsi has higher revenue than Coca-Cola due to its Tropicana and Gatorade brands.
Coca-Cola only accounts for 3.1% of beverages consumed around the world.
Coca-Cola was given the option to purchase Pepsi-Cola three times between 1922 and 1933 but declines each time.
Because corn syrup is not kosher, Coca-Cola sells Coke with sugar during Passover.
Coca-Cola created Coke Zero for men because women are more associated with Diet Coke.
In terms of words understood around the world, Coca-Cola is close to the word okay in being recognized.
Coca-Cola has been a sponsor of the Olympics since 1928, making it the oldest sponsor.
If all the Coca-Cola ever produced was poured into a pool big enough to hold it, half a billion people would be able to swim in it at the same time.
90% of the people around the world are able to recognize Coca-Cola's red label.
It is estimated the Coca-Cola spent more than $3 billion in advertising in 2011.
Coca-Cola has more than 70,000,000 fans on Facebook.
If you soak a tooth in Coca-Cola overnight it will soften.

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