Facts About Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola Myths and Facts

Coca-Cola is an iconic American brand that is sold around the world over 195 countries. And it owns a plethora of subsidiary beverages that all might not be aware of. Almost 1.7 billion servings of Coke products are consumed every day. Do you know that a can of Coca-Cola can dissolve a steak in 48 hours?

Yes! There are still a huge number of facts about Coca-Cola that you might never have heard. In fact, Coke did contain cocaine as it was marketed as a “nerve tonic” many years ago. And it was believed to cure morphine addiction.

Want to know the facts about Coca-Cola and also if it is vegetarian? Let’s move forward for the all the facts.

1. 3.1% of all beverages are Coca-Cola products

55 billion servings of all kinds of beverages are drunk each day (other than water). Out of which 1.7 billion are Coca-Cola trademarked/licensed drinks. That says 3.1% of all the beverages consumed around the world are Coca-Cola products.

2. Cokes many different beverages:

The portfolio of the products made by Coke consists more than 500 brands and 3,500 beverages. The products of Coke starts from soda to energy drinks to soy-based drinks. If each variety of these beverages is drunk a day, it takes 9 years to complete trying all of these Coke products.

3. Coca-Cola is not meant for vegetarians:

Coke is not a vegetarian product as it contains pork but not much. It doesn’t contain anything that comes from mammal, birds or fish. If you are a vegetarian, keep your step away from Coke.

4. Coca-Cola can clean blood stains and dirty engines:

When you get a stain at your dining hall or at a restaurant, we just look to erase out the stain. Do you know that Coke will get you out of the stain? The reason behind all this is Coke contains more acids. But the fact is carbonated water or vinegar could be a better option as they don’t contain any dyes.

5. Coca-Cola can dissolve a tooth:

Yes! A tooth left in a glass of coke overnight gets dissolved. The truth is the acid present in Coke is relatively mild when compared to other common foods like vinegar or orange juice.

6. Stomach explodes when we eat pop rocks and drink Coke at the same time:

The combination of pop rocks while drinking Coke will result in stomach exploding. Do you this is true? Absolutely no! When you put the pop rocks in your mouth, they release carbon dioxide gas. And the only thing that is left over is Sugar. Nothing else than that. So why would your stomach explode? This was just a rumor in the 80s and 90s.

7. Drinking diet Coke after eating mentos will kill:

The combination can just cause a geyser to happen. There’s nothing like it would blast your stomach or kill you.

8. Recognition of Coca-Cola logo:

It is said that the red and white Coca-Cola logo was recognized by 94% of the world’s population. And it’s the second most understood word after “okay” in the world.

9. Coca-Cola spends more money on advertisements:

The company spends $2.9 billion on advertising. This budget is found to be more than Microsoft and Apple advertising budget. Each of which spends $1.6 billion and $691 million respectively on advertisements.

10. Americans ingest 1.7 tons of sugar:

Americans drink an average of 399 servings of Coca-Cola products every year and 127.5 Classic Coke servings per person. This contains 39 grams of sugar per serving. This means an average American consumes 4.9 kilograms of sugar per year. This totally says that Americans consume around 1.7 tons of sugar per year.

These are a few myths and facts about Coca-Cola. Whatever the myths and facts be, reducing the consumption of these products would be more helpful of anyone to maintain a good and healthy body.

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