The True Story Behind Coca-Cola
I believe that most of the people drink Coca-Cola before but do you really know what is Coca-Cola? Today, lets the revolutionary beverage, Coca-cola be the igniter to spark the mind of you!
The Mighty Name Of Coca-Cola
Why Coca? This is merely because Coca leaves were the main ingredient and Coca leaves contain cocaine. However, today Coca-cola is produced without any cocaine.
Why Cola then? Again, this is because Frank M. Robinson, Dr. Pemberton’s partner and bookkeeper, was thinking that “the two Cs would look well in advertising” and undoubtedly it does!
The ‘Seed’ of Coca-Cola
Coca Cola has been invented by doctor/pharmacist John Pemerton in Atlanta, Georgia, on May 8, 1886. John believed that this drink was medicine and since it was made from coca leaves it can relieve you from pain and exhaustion. In owning to this, Coca-Cola was first originally intended for medicine purpose. Sooner, Carbonated water was teamed with the new syrup to produce a drink that was at once “Delicious and Refreshing,” a theme that continues to echo today wherever Coca-Cola is enjoyed.
Do you know what you are drinking? According to the ‘public version’, Coca-Cola contains carbonated water, cane sugar, caramel color, food acid (phosphoric acid 338), “flavor” and caffeine. It is good to know that any caffeinated beverage would dehydrate our body.
Then how about the ‘unpublicized version’? There is a secret ingredient in Coca Cola called ‘Merchandise 7X‘ and description of this ingredient is kept in a security vault-SunTrust Bank branch in Atlanta, Georgia. Only few very high positioned officials know what is hidden behind this secret ingredient mostly executives.
It takes 2 liters of water to produce 1 liter of Coca Cola. Lack of the clean water made Indian farmers protest in 2004 against the Coca Cola Company and their water consumption in third world countries. Interesting Coca Cola fact is that few years earlier Coca Cola launched program called “Just Say No to H2O” which involves spreading the idea to drink Coca Cola instead of water. The main idea of the program was to serve Coca Cola for free in restaurants where customers ordered plain drinking water.
What we know today is that Coca Cola is very acidic drink with a high quantity of sugar that masks the acid taste. The acid in Coca Cola is called phosphoric acid, which is known to dissolve teeth, metal, and it will eat away your liver. In reality, Coca Cola won’t kill you instantly. It will make your body prone to many other diseases like: osteoporosis (lack of calcium due to high levels of phosphorous), cancer, mild depression, flu-like feelings, teeth problems, and fatigue.
Interestingly, there are 1.6 billion Coca-Cola serving per day! Are you part of the contribution?