Coca-cola has been one of the most famous and most consumed beverages in the world since the late 18th century.
However, there are quite a few replicas produced of this drink, but coca-cola is known for its original brand and taste from quite a few decades.
Today, let us have a brief facts session about coca-cola and its company.
Origin of coca-cola
In the late 18th century, a colonel named John Pemberton, who was addicted to morphine drugs was on restriction due to his injuries. As he had a medical degree too, he found a recipe for a drink with coca wine and kola nut for caffeine.
Later it was presented as kola-coca, a spanish drink which a year later in 1886 the official birth of "coca-cola" took place. Later this spanish drink rights were brought by coca-cola in 1953.
During the 1880's there was a belief that carbonated water was good for health.
Later in 1886, pemberton's new drink infused with carbonated water started getting popular and was sold as a cure for many diseases with patents like drug addictions, nerve disorders, headaches etc.
In 1888, after the death of Pemberton, Asa chandler approached the Pemberton family and brought the rights of coca-cola for $300, and later became sole proprietor of coca-cola brand and company.
Do you know the fact that coca-cola is sold all over the world except in North Korea and Cuba countries? They are not legally sold in these two countries till date.
The recipe is still kept as one of the top secrets of the company.
In 1985, the company tried to change the original recepie, but they received a huge backlash from the consumers. So they came back to the old recipe again with the name coca-cola classic within a few months.
The new coke was still available named Coke II from 1992 till 2002, and later discontinued.
The list of ingredients which are known to be used in the coca-cola formula are
There was one point of time, where coca-cola was sold cheaper than water in the western countries.
Coca-cola was known for its production of glass bottles in which coca-cola is served.
Coca-cola has introduced various versions of its drink, including fruit flavourings and no-calorie versions known as Diet coke and coca-cola zero.
Even after more than a century, coca-cola is still a leading beverage production company and also known for its sales all over the world.
Heavy consumption might not give good results in health, but once in a while coca-cola serves as a great companion along side tasty and heavy dishes like Biriyani, Fried chicken and many more.
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