9 Sweet Facts about Coca-Cola You Didn’t Know

September 2, 2018
  1. There are only 2 countries on the whole planet where you cannot find a Coke.  One is Cuba and the other is North Korea.
  2. 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.
  3. Cocaine and alcohol?  That’s right.  Up until 1903, there were 9 milligrams of cocaine in each glass, and it also contained alcohol!
  4. The biggest Coke fans are in Mexico.  The average Mexican has close to 745 Cokes each year, compared to 401 in the U.S.
  5. The name comes from two of the secret formula’s original ingredients:  kola nuts and coca leaves.
  6. Using over 300,000 tons of aluminum sheets each year, Coca-Cola is also the largest user of cans in the whole country.
  7. In the time it takes to read this sentence, over 10,000 Coke products will be consumed.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.”