In an effort to avoid raising the nominal price of 5 cents, Coca-Cola had vending machines that would not dispense a coke one out of nine times a nickel was put in. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fix…
In 1990, The Coca-Cola Company did a reprise of the 1971 iconic commercial "I'd Like to Buy the World a Coke". It featured the original participants from the commercial along with their children. youtube.com/watch?v=Wqd5K…
Coca-Cola tried to market β€œOK” soda so they would have products named with the two most recognizable words in the world. While β€œOK” and β€œCoke” are still number one and two, β€œOK” soda never caught on and was discontinued shortly after launch. urbo.com/content/ok-soda-…
A study found after a 90 min. workout, athletes who ate organic peanut butter, Clif Shot Bloks, Cytomax powder, PowerBars, & Gatorade showed no difference in insulin, glucose, cholesterol, or triglyceride levels compared to athletes who ate hotcakes, OJ, a hash brown, a hamburger, fries, & Coke. realclearscience.com/jour…
Coca-Cola makes a special Coke for Jews during Passover, which has a yellow cap, and does not have high fructose corn syrup. insider.com/why-do-coke-b…
Coca-Cola created a clear version of their soda for the Soviet Union in the 1940s called "White Coke" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whi…
The FDA has added a daily percentage to added sugars in foods and drink. For example, a single can of Coke contains 78% of your daily recommended sugar intake limit. fda.gov/food/new-nutritio…
Pemberton's French Wine Coca was the start of Coca Cola. The famous drink actually started out as a wine developed by John Smith Pemberton to combat his drug addiction. Later, due to prohibition, it was transformed from a wine to a cocaine filled cola and then into the Coke we know today. pharmacytimes.com/news/5-…
"I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing (In Perfect Harmony)" is a pop song that originated as the jingle "Buy the World a Coke" in the 1971 "Hilltop" television commercial costing $250k ($1.6m today). The New Seekers later recorded the song which climbed to UK #1 and US #7 in 1971 and 1972. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I%2…
Wine mixed with coke is an actual thing and it’s called Kalimotxo, it’s one part red wine and 1 part coke and it’s been around since the 1970s. It has become an icon of Basque culture and one of Spain's most international drinks en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kal…
Jonah Hill was hospitalised with bronchitis after shooting for "The Wolf of Wall Street". He had been snorting Vitamin D for close to seven months since the movie involved several scenes of coke snorting. independent.co.uk/news/pe…
New Coke, introduced in the 80's, was the formula for Diet Coke with real sugar instead of artificial sweetener. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New…
Time magazine has a list of the 50 worst inventions of all time, which includes the segway, new coke, and crocs content.time.com/time/spe…
During the Great Depression, a businessman convinced struggling families from a small town in Florida to buy Coca-Cola shares. The town is now filled with "secret Coke millionaires" joshuakennon.com
At the request of President Truman, Coca-Cola made a special clear version of Coke for Soviet Marshal Georgy Zhukov, so he could pretend he was drinking vodka rather than an American drink en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whi…
The "Share a Coke" campaignβ€”where Coca-Cola replaced its name on bottles with people’s first names β€”increased Coca-Cola's U.S. sales by more than 2 percent and, in doing so, helped reverse more than 10 years of decline in Coke consumption in the U.S. theatlantic.com/business/…
Coca-Cola marketing is partly responsible for the modern depiction of Santa Claus. Illustrator Haddon Sundblom drew Santa for a 1931 Coke ad in The Saturday Evening Post. His drawing was inspired by the 1822 poem 'A Visit from St. Nicholas' (commonly called 'Twas the Night Before Christmas'). coca-colajourney.co.nz/st…
Michael Jackson would requested his wine be served in Diet Coke cans during flights, because he didn't want his kids to see him drinking alcohol. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tri…
When it snowed for the first recorded time in Miami in 1977 a meteorologist initially thought it was a coke-drop that had gone wrong, until realizing that the flakes were snow. sun-sentinel.com/news/wea…
In 1916, a silent comedy film was made about "Coke Ennyday" a detective with a fondness for cocaine made as a parody of Sherlock Holmes. He wears a bandolier carrying syringes filled with the drug and frequently injects himself with massive amounts of cocaine to solve crimes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
The first known mention of mixing whiskey with Coke was in a 1907 report of an employee of the United States Bureau of Chemistry and Soils, who encountered the drink when visiting the South. Today, the drink is considered low-brow cultural fare and tends to be frowned upon by whiskey aficionados en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jac…
There are 7 teaspoons of sugar in a can of coke coca-cola.co.uk/faq/how-m…
In the 1940's Coca-Cola produced a version of Coke called White Coke at the behest of a Marshall of the Soviet Union en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whi…
Despite its negative reaction, New Coke continued to be sold as "Coke II" in limited markets until it was quietly discontinued in 2002 businessinsider.com/new-c…
Today I learned about Mike Cameron, a kid in 1998 who got suspended for wearing a Pepsi shirt on Coke Day. vice.com/sv/article/vdypg…
Today I learned about Mezzo Mix, a 50:50 mix between Coke and Fanta, sold bottled or canned in German speaking Europe en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mez…
The drink Crystal Pepsi was killed in the US due to a "kamikaze" marketing campaign by Coke. Coke created the drink Tab Clear, designed to be unpopular, and marketed it so that consumers would conflate the two drinks even though they were not similar. It worked and both were pulled in 1994. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cry…
Pablo Escobar's Holding Company Sells a Fold-able Phone Which Comes With a Copy of His Auto-Biography Titled "I Made Billions Selling Coke Now My Smartphones Will Destroy Apple and Samsung" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esc…
When Coke marketed their Dasani brand of water in the UK in 2004 it was a PR disaster because they referred to it as "bottled spunk" and used the slogan "can't live without spunk" not realizing "spunk" was a slang word for semen en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Das…
Coca-Cola sales agents are not allowed to give anyone a better deal on Coke than McDonald's, as a matter of company policy delishably.com/dining-out…
Lab analysis of Mexican Coca Cola shows it contains no sucrose i.e. "real sugar" and instead has a blend of fructose and glucose similar to US coke goranlab.com/pdf/Ventura%…
In 1999 Coca Cola invented a vending machine that could adjust its prices based on the temperature, allowing it to hike up the price of a Coke on a hot summer day. Customers denounced the idea, while even Pepsi accused Coke of exploitation nytimes.com/2005/06/27/bu…
A Highball is not a single drink but a family of drinks made of a spirit and a nonalcoholic mixer. Included in the family is Seven and Seven, Scotch and soda, rum and Coke, and Caipirinha. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hig…
Jon Lovitz blames Andy Dick for contributing to the death of Phil Hartman by giving Hartman’s sober wife coke causing her to relapse and have a mental breakdown cbsnews.com/news/lovitz-s…
Diet Coke (42 mg/12 oz) contains more caffeine than regular Coke (32 mg/12 oz) healthline.com/nutrition/…
In a blind test taste Pepsi activated more dopamine receptors than Coca-Cola. However once participants were told they were drinking Coke, it then became the greater dopamine producing beverage over Pepsi -- even when lied to. Most likely it was Coke's marketing that was responsible. sciencedirect.com/science…
Today I learned about White coke | In the 1940s, the then marshal of the soviet union, Goergy Zhukov, was introduced to coca cola and wanted it in the soviet union. Due to coke being an American product, the drink was made colorless, and packaged in straight glass bottles, in order to look like Vodka. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whi…
Coke was sued for the "unwarranted health claims" on their product Vitaminwater. Coke's defense was "no consumer could reasonably be misled into thinking vitaminwater was a healthy beverage." huffingtonpost.com/john-r…
In 1998, a Georgia high school student was suspended from school after wearing a Pepsi t-shirt on Coke Day. Upon hearing the news, a Pepsi spokesperson said, "Without knowing all the details, it sounds like (he's) obviously a trendsetter with impeccable taste in clothes." nytimes.com/1998/03/26/bu…
The Coca-Cola Company tried to avoid raising the price of Coke by leaving 1 in 9 vending machine bottles empty. While most nickels inserted in their vending machine would yield a Coke, some patrons had to use 2 nickels, thus raising the price. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fix…
Coke Freestyle machines send daily feedback on the drink combinations dispensed to help product designers find the "next big flavor". adage.com/article/datawor…
Mexican Coke is actually brewed, with cane sugar, in mexico with the intention to be exported. However, Mexicans still consume corn syrup flavored coke, also brewed in Mexico. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mex…
Farmers Union Iced Coffee out-sells Coke in South Australia by almost three to one – making it the only place in the world where a milk drink is more popular than cola. adelaidenow.com.au/news/s…
Dr Pepper is owned by neither PepsiCo or The Coca-Cola Company, but are instead only distributors. This is why you can find Dr Pepper in both Pepsi and Coke soda fountains And vending machines. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr_…
Today I learned of a banker in a small Florida town who encouraged people to buy shares of Coke during the Depression and now the town has "secret Coke millionaires" joshuakennon.com/how-quin…
For several years, "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek's "breakfast of champions" consisted of a Snickers and a Diet Pepsi. After his nutritionist reprimanded his routine, he switched his meals accordingly; he replaced them with Milky Way bars and Diet Cokes. hollywoodreporter.com/new…
, that Coke was the first soft drink to be consumed in Space when astronauts aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger tested the β€œCoca-Cola Space Can” on July 12, 1985. The Coca-Cola Company also installed the 'Space Dispenser' on the Space Shuttle Discovery, which was first Space soft drink equipment latimes.com/archives/la-x…
There is a one-off DC villain from the 1980's who becomes superhuman when he snorts coke. dc.fandom.com/wiki/Snowfl…
The inventor of the Segway isn't dead. His name is Dean Kaman, and he has been working on a water purification machine to bring clean water to the parts of the world without it. He designed the new Coca Cola fountain dispensers in exchange for Coke's support in distributing his machines. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dea…
Coke was sued for the "unwarranted health claims" on their product Vitaminwater. Coke's defense was "no consumer could reasonably be misled into thinking vitamin water was a healthy beverage." huffingtonpost.com/john-r…

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