9 Sweet Facts about Coca-Cola You Didn’t Know
September 2, 2018
- There are only 2 countries on the whole planet where you cannot find a Coke. One is Cuba and the other is North Korea.
- The iconic cursive logo of Coca-Cola is the handwriting of a bookkeeper named Frank Robinson. He worked for Coke’s inventor, pharmacist John S. Pemberton.
- Cocaine and alcohol? That’s right. Up until 1903, there were 9 milligrams of cocaine in each glass, and it also contained alcohol!
- The biggest Coke fans are in Mexico. The average Mexican has close to 745 Cokes each year, compared to 401 in the U.S.
- The name comes from two of the secret formula’s original ingredients: kola nuts and coca leaves.
- Using over 300,000 tons of aluminum sheets each year, Coca-Cola is also the largest user of cans in the whole country.
- In the time it takes to read this sentence, over 10,000 Coke products will be consumed.
- Did Coke invent Santa? Almost. The popular image of Santa Claus we know today as a chubby guy with a big white beard and a sack full of toys was originally drawn for a Coca-Cola advertisement in the 1920s.
- The phrase “Coca-Cola” is the 2nd most recognized set of words in the entire world. The only word more recognized on the planet: “Okay.”