20 Fizzy Facts About Coca-Cola That’ll Blow Your Mind

11Passover

Coca-Cola switches back to cane sugar from corn syrup during the Jewish holiday of Passover.


12Original Formula

When Coca-Cola announced the return of Coke's original formula in 1985, ABC News interrupted General Hospital to break the story.


13Coca-Cola can

In 1953, Coca-Cola attempted to persuade the US Treasury to mint a 7.5 cent coin. A can of Coke had been a nickel since 1886 and its price needed to be raised due to inflation, but they felt a dime was too much.


14Diet Coke

Coca-Cola is 90% water. Diet Coke is 99% water.


15Secret Formula

Coca-Cola was ordered by the US judge to turn over their secret formula twice and they refused to do it both the times.


16Coca-Cola taste

American Coca Cola tastes different to International Coca Cola.


17Coca leaves

In order for Coca-Cola to continue to exist in its current form, the company has a special arrangement with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to allow them to import dried coca leaves from Peru (and to a lesser degree, from Bolivia) in huge quantities.


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18Coca-Cola bottle

In 1914 the Coca-Cola Company was flooded with look-alike competitors. They requested design proposals for their product: a “bottle so distinct that you would recognize it by feel in the dark or lying broken on the ground.” It became a classic example of design patents for law students.


19Coca-Cola Freestyle machines

Coca-Cola Freestyle machines send data to Coke's headquarters to help inform them whether beverage flavors should be recalled, discontinued, or created.


20Cola Consumers

Coca-Cola was originally marketed for whites, while Pepsi was marketed for blacks.

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