Dispite the rumour that Coke was originally green, it never was!
Herewith a snippet from the Coca Cola History:
Amanda from Steger IL. writes; "I found your site while looking for remedies for bee stings and I saw your Coca-Cola section. I noticed that you didn't have the fact that the color of Coca Cola was originally green! I've also heard rumors that the original brewers added cocaine to the batch and that's how they got the name Coca Cola." Thanks for sharing Amanda! Jessie from Phoenix, AZ tends to differ! She writes; "Coca Cola was never green and it was originated by a pharmacist as a drug to cure depression." Thanks for clearing that up Jessie! Ashley from St. Petersburg, FL writes; "About coke once being made from cocaine. I lived in Georgia and we did a section on the origins on Coca Cola in school and it was indeed made from cocaine. It also had alcohol in it. Then about 1897 it made new ingredients because people were getting headaches." Thanks for the info Ashley! Mark van de Laak from Tilburg, The Netherlands writes; "I work for Coke's largest bottler (CCE Inc) in the Netherlands. The original recipe of Coke is the best secret in the world (but at least somewhere in Atlanta). Coca-Cola was originally made form Coca-leaves (cocaine-plant) and Cola-nuts (which grow in Africa). So in the beginning there was cocaine in it. Mr. John Styth Pemberton, an Atlanta pharmacist, is the father of Coke. He made it as a medicine. He also started with alcohol in it, so that's true also. Later when Coke commercialized, the cocaine and alcohol where left out and the original recipe was replaced by the "7X"-formula. However, Coke has never been green!" Thanks for setting us straight Mark! Kai Mushens from Calgary, Alberta, Canada writes: "Coca-cola did in fact contain cocaine, in the original recipe a "serving" would contain 60mg of cocaine."
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