73 Facts About Coca-Cola


Coca-Cola, or Coke, is a carbonated soft drink manufactured by the Coca-Cola Company.

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The current formula of Coca-Cola remains a closely guarded trade secret; however, a variety of reported recipes and experimental recreations have been published.

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Coca-Cola Company produces concentrate, which is then sold to licensed Coca-Cola bottlers throughout the world.

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The Coca-Cola Company sells concentrate for soda fountains of major restaurants and foodservice distributors.

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Coca-Cola Company has on occasion introduced other cola drinks under the Coke name.

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Coca-Cola was called Coca-Cola Classic from July 1985 to 2009, to distinguish it from "New Coke".

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Coca-Cola ranked No 87 in the 2018 Fortune 500 list of the largest United States corporations by total revenue.

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John Pemberton declared that the name "Coca-Cola" belonged to his son, Charley, but the other two manufacturers could continue to use the formula.

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Charley Pemberton's record of control over the "Coca-Cola" name was the underlying factor that allowed for him to participate as a major shareholder in the March 1888 Coca-Cola Company incorporation filing made in his father's place.

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Charley's exclusive control over the "Coca-Cola" name became a continual thorn in Asa Candler's side.

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When Candler had the earliest records of the "Coca-Cola Company" destroyed in 1910, the action was claimed to have been made during a move to new corporation offices around this time.

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Coca-Cola publicly offered 500, 000 shares of the company for $40 a share.

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In 1986, the Coca-Cola Company merged with two of their bottling operators to form Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc (CCE).

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In December 1991, Coca-Cola Enterprises merged with the Johnston Coca-Cola Bottling Group, Inc.

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In 1974 Coca-Cola switched over to High-fructose corn syrup because of the elevated prices.

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Follow-up taste tests revealed most consumers preferred the taste of New Coke to both Coke and Pepsi but Coca-Cola management was unprepared for the public's nostalgia for the old drink, leading to a backlash.

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Coca-Cola gave in to protests and returned to the old formula under the name Coca-Cola Classic, on July 10, 1985.

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On July 5, 2005, it was revealed that Coca-Cola would resume operations in Iraq for the first time since the Arab League boycotted the company in 1968.

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In January 2009, Coca-Cola stopped printing the word "Classic" on the labels of 16-US-fluid-ounce bottles sold in parts of the southeastern United States.

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In 2012, Coca-Cola resumed business in Myanmar after 60 years of absence due to U S -imposed investment sanctions against the country.

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Coca-Cola started by selling 2000 paper bottles to see if they held up due to the risk of safety and of changing the taste of the drink.

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On May 5, 2014, Coca-Cola said it was working to remove a controversial ingredient, brominated vegetable oil, from its drinks.

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Exact formula of Coca-Cola's natural flavorings is a trade secret.

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However, several sources state that while Coca-Cola does have a rule restricting access to only two executives, each knows the entire formula and others, in addition to the prescribed duo, have known the formulation process.

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Coca-Cola once contained an estimated nine milligrams of cocaine per glass.

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In 1911, the U S government sued in United States v Forty Barrels and Twenty Kegs of Coca-Cola, hoping to force the Coca-Cola Company to remove caffeine from its formula.

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Since it announced its intention to begin distribution in Myanmar in June 2012, Coca-Cola has been officially available in every country in the world except Cuba and North Korea.

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Coca-Cola has been a point of legal discussion in the Middle East.

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Coca-Cola first entered the Chinese market in the 1920s and opted for a localized name "", but the name sounded like chewing wax blocks, resulting in poor product sales.

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Coca-Cola logo was created by John Pemberton's bookkeeper, Frank Mason Robinson, in 1885.

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Coca-Cola came under scrutiny in Egypt in 1951 because of a conspiracy theory that the Coca-Cola logo, when reflected in a mirror, spells out "No Mohammed no Mecca" in Arabic.

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Coca-Cola bottle, called the "contour bottle" within the company, was created by bottle designer Earl R Dean and Coca-Cola's general counsel, Harold Hirsch.

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In 1915, the Coca-Cola Company was represented by their general counsel to launch a competition among its bottle suppliers as well as any competition entrants to create a new bottle for their beverage that would distinguish it from other beverage bottles, "a bottle which a person could recognize even if they felt it in the dark, and so shaped that, even if broken, a person could tell at a glance what it was.

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Coca-Cola explained to Root how he could transform the shape of the pod into a bottle.

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Coca-Cola chose the lifetime job and kept it until the Owens-Illinois Glass Company bought out The Root Glass Company in the mid-1930s.

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In 2009, in Italy, Coca-Cola Light had a Tribute to Fashion to celebrate 100 years of the recognizable contour bottle.

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In 2019, Coca-Cola shared the first beverage bottle made with ocean plastic.

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In Peru, Inca Kola outsells Coca-Cola, which led the Coca-Cola Company to purchase the brand in 1999.

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In India, Coca-Cola ranked third behind the leader, Pepsi-Cola, and local drink Thums Up.

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In 2021, Coca-Cola petitioned to cancel registrations for the marks Thums Up and Limca issued to Meenaxi Enterprise, Inc based on misrepresentation of source.

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Coca-Cola's advertising has significantly affected American culture, and it is frequently credited with inventing the modern image of Santa Claus as an old man in a red-and-white suit.

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Coca-Cola was not even the first soft drink company to use the modern image of Santa Claus in its advertising: White Rock Beverages used Santa in advertisements for its ginger ale in 1923, after first using him to sell mineral water in 1915.

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In 1971, a song from a Coca-Cola commercial called "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing", produced by Billy Davis, became a hit single.

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Many of these early television commercials for Coca-Cola featured movie stars, sports heroes, and popular singers.

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Coca-Cola ran ads to combat Pepsi's ads in an incident sometimes referred to as the cola wars; one of Coke's ads compared the so-called Pepsi challenge to two chimpanzees deciding which tennis ball was furrier.

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Coca-Cola Company purchased Columbia Pictures in 1982, and began inserting Coke-product images into many of its films.

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Coca-Cola has gone through a number of different advertising slogans in its long history, including "The pause that refreshes", "I'd like to buy the world a Coke", and "Coke is it".

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In 1999, the Coca-Cola Company introduced the Coke Card, a loyalty program that offered deals on items like clothes, entertainment and food when the cardholder purchased a Coca-Cola Classic.

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Coca-Cola used the 150 most popular names in Australia to print on the bottles.

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Coca-Cola has advertised its product to be consumed as a breakfast beverage, instead of coffee or tea for the morning caffeine.

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From 1886 to 1959, the price of Coca-Cola was fixed at five cents, in part due to an advertising campaign.

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Advertisement fell into disuse in 2001, as the Coca-Cola Company restructured its advertising campaigns so that advertising around the world was produced locally in each country, rather than centrally in the company's headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.

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In 2005, Coca-Cola expanded the advertising campaign to radio, employing several variations of the jingle.

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Coca-Cola was the first commercial sponsor of the Olympic Games, at the 1928 games in Amsterdam, and has been an Olympics sponsor ever since.

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Since 1978, Coca-Cola has sponsored the FIFA World Cup, and other competitions organized by FIFA.

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Coca-Cola has a long history of sports marketing relationships, which over the years have included Major League Baseball, the National Football League, the National Basketball Association, and the National Hockey League, as well as with many teams within those leagues.

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Coca-Cola was one of the official sponsors of the 1996 Cricket World Cup held on the Indian subcontinent.

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Coca-Cola is one of the associate sponsors of Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League.

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In England, Coca-Cola was the main sponsor of The Football League between 2004 and 2010, a name given to the three professional divisions below the Premier League in soccer.

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Between 1992 and 1998, Coca-Cola was the title sponsor of the Football League Cup, the secondary cup tournament of England.

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Between 1994 and 1997, Coca-Cola was the title sponsor of the Scottish League Cup, renaming it to the Coca-Cola Cup like its English counterpart.

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Coca-Cola is the presenting sponsor of the Tour Championship, the final event of the PGA Tour held each year at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, GA.

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Coca-Cola has been prominently featured in many films and television programs.

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The Coca-Cola Company used Presley's image to promote the product.

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Coca-Cola has a high degree of identification with the United States, being considered by some an "American Brand" or as an item representing America, criticized as Cocacolonization.

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Coca-Cola was introduced to China in 1927, and was very popular until 1949.

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Coca-Cola is sometimes used for the treatment of gastric phytobezoars.

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Criticism of Coca-Cola has arisen from various groups around the world, concerning a variety of issues, including health effects, environmental issues, and business practices.

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Coca-Cola Classic is rich in sugars, especially sucrose, which causes dental caries when consumed regularly.

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In February 2021, Coca-Cola received criticism after a video of a training session, which told employees to "try to be less white", was leaked by an employee.

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In July 2001, the Coca-Cola Company was sued over its alleged use of political far-right wing death squads to kidnap, torture, and kill Colombian bottler workers that were linked with trade union activity.

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Coca-Cola was sued in a US federal court in Miami by the Colombian food and drink union Sinaltrainal.

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The suit alleged that Coca-Cola was indirectly responsible for having "contracted with or otherwise directed paramilitary security forces that utilized extreme violence and murdered, tortured, unlawfully detained or otherwise silenced trade union leaders".

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