I love this blog. I thought you might enjoy the history of a well known soft drink 🙂

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Did you know that Coca Cola comes from the use of coca and kola?  Originally intended as a patent medicine when it was invented in the late 19th century by (Doc) John Pemberton, Coca-Cola was bought out by businessman Asa Griggs Candler, whose marketing tactics led Coke to its dominance of the world soft-drink market throughout the 20th century.

Food Finds for Coca Cola

  • Coca Cola was first invented by a pharmacist name John Pemberton as a medicine to cure headaches.
  • Coca-Cola is called “Coca-Cola” because of the original ingredients used in the medicine, Coca leaves and Kola seeds. Wine was also added in place of sugar similar to the coke we drink today.
  • When Mentos is added to Coca-Cola, the carbon dioxide in the coke will be rapidly released, causing the coke in the bottle to burst out. Diet coke works the best.
  • Coca-Cola can be used to help cure…

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3 responses to “

  1. Stop trying to hide your Minnesota roots and just call it “pop”!

  2. well, when i think about all the calories and the craving i have for this COCA COLA, i am not impressed with Mr. John 😛

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