The Founder• Coca-Cola was found in May 1886 by Dr John Pemberton
Coca-Cola first arrived here in 1900 whenCharles Candler, son of The Coca-Cola Companyfounder Asa Candler, brought a jug of syrup withhim on a visit from the US to England. It was firstsold in the UK on 31 August 1900, but didnt goon sale regularly until the early 1920s, when itappeared at outlets around London includingSelfridges and the London Coliseum.
How many cans are sold worldwide a day? There are 1.7 billion servings of Coca-Cola sold every day according to a 2010 reportCoca-Cola is a carbonated soft drink sold instores, restaurants, and vending machines inmore than 200 countries.
What Coca- Cola owns:• Sprite • Lilt• Dr Pepper • Relentless• Kia Ora • Fanta• Vitamin water • 5 Alive• Powerade • Oasis
Coca-Cola’s competitors• Cokes main competitor is Pepsi
Coca- CocainePemberton called for five ounces of coca leaf per gallon of syrup, asignificant dose; in 1891, Candler claimed his formula (alteredextensively from Pembertons original) contained only a tenth of thisamount. Coca-Cola once contained an estimated nine milligrams ofcocaine per glass. In 1903, it was removed.
Other Cokes• Cherry – 1985• Coke with lemon -2001 until 2005• Coke with Lime – 2005• Vanilla – 2002 until 2005
Annual Turnover• In 2010 Coca-Cola turned over $35.119 Billion
Coke by numbers• Coke only sold 9 bottles of coke in their first year• 92,800 worldwide employees
Does a glass of coke make a toothdissolve in a glass of coke over night? This is a popular urban legend, and totally untrue. Coca-Cola will not dissolve teeth or meat overnight. There is a small amount of edible acid present in many foods, including fruit juices, buttermilk and soft drinks such as Coca-Cola, but these foods are not acidic enough to harm your body tissues - in fact, your own natural stomach acid is more acidic. These stories continue to spring up and get recycled because each new generation finds them hard to ignore, but they simply are not true.
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