Coca-cola (often called coke, cola or pop) is a very popular soft drink sold in stores, restaurants and vending machines all over the world. But when was Coca Cola invented? This post will answer that question and then tell you some interesting facts about Coca Cola.
When Was Coca Cola Invented?
Coca Cola was invented by John Pemberton in 1885. The current recipe for Coca Cola is very similar to that invented by John Pemberton. However, it is no longer contains cocaine (a stimulant used in Coke until 1903). The exact recipe is still a mystery, although some have come up with recipes that taste very similar to Coca Cola.
Interesting Facts About Coca Cola
- Coca Cola Light Sango is a variety of Coke available only in France and Belgium.
- Caffeine-Free Coca Cola was first released in 1983.
- A study with rats showed that those who consumed Coca Cola had a higher rate of tumors.
- New Coke (or Coca Cola II) was launched in 1985. It was designed to replace the original Coca Cola. However, so many people liked the original flavor that the Coca Cola Company was forced to bring it back! New Coke was discontinued in 2002, although it is still available in Yap and American Samoa.