Thursday, July 14, 2011

The Early Coca-Cola

Why is Coke nostalgic?  Yes we drink Coke now, as it’s part of the fizzy debate between Coke and Pepsi. 
But the Coke we drink today is nowhere near the same as it was upon invention in 1886.

1) Coke originally DID contain ~9mg of cocaine.
The original recipe was Coca leaves and Kola seeds (hence the name).  The Coca leaves contain cocaine.  This remained in the recipe until some expected legal issues arrived in 1903.  To keep the flavor, they continued using “spent” Coca leaves, where the cocaine was extracted. 
2) The “energy” portion of the drink has changed three times in its history.  Originally, coke contained French wine but were forced to make it non-alcoholic.  So then they switched to sugar.  But the pussification of America continued and sugar had to be replaced with corn syrup. 

3) Coke was NEVER GREEN.  I don’t know how many people tried to tell me it was but they are all ass hats.  The bottle was green but never the actual beverage. 

So there you have it.  The Coke we know and love today is merely a shade of its predecessor. 
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  1. I supposed that Coca-Cola's name could be that one, but was never sure of it

  2. Lol; so coke did actually contain coke at some point :P Didn't know that.

  3. That is 1 of the 4 things actually in Atlanta. The other 3 are: a major Delta hub, CNN, and Turner Field.

  4. Some people these days still try to tell me that coca cola still contains cocaine, but then I tell em that's crap, they don't believe me. Sad.

    Anyway, some nice things. Good blog, followed.

  5. i would love to try some cane sugar coca cola. the bit about the coke in cola is quite interesting lol