Coca-Cola is a fizzy soft drink sold in stores, restaurants and vending machines in over 200 countries. It is produced by Coca-Cola Company. At first, when the pharmacist John Pemberton invented, was a patent medicine, although it was subsequently acquired by businessman Asa Griggs Candler, whose marketing tactics were to drink one of the most consumed of the twentieth century.
Thecompany actually produces concentrate for Coca-Cola, which is then sold to various licensed bottlers, which mix the concentrate with filtered water and sweeteners to subsequently sell and distribute the drink in cans and bottles in retail stores or wholesalers.
There are also variants of the Coca-Cola, manufactured by the same company, like Coca-Cola Light, Coca-Cola also called dietary, othersare caffeine-free Coke, Cherry Coke, Vanilla Coke, Coca- Cola Zero, among others launched especially like the lemon flavor
Its biggest competitor is from U.S.A. too is the Pepsi.
The Coca-Cola was created in 1885 by John Pemberton's Jacobs Pharmacy in Atlanta, Georgia. With a mixture of coca leaves and cola seed wanted to create a remedy, which began to be marketed as a medicine whichrelieved the headache and nausea concealed, then was sold in pharmacies as a remedy to quench your thirst, 5 cents a glass. Frank Robinson named it Coca-Cola, and his calligraphy designed the current logo of the brand. By becoming famous drink in 1886 was offered to its creator sell throughout the United States. Pemberton accepted the offer (she sold the formula of their product at $ 2,300) andopened several containers in the United States. Later a group of lawyers bought the company and made Coca-Cola reached worldwide. From there the company became The Coca-Cola Company.
Main article: Formula for Coca-Cola
The formula is a trade secret, kept in a bank in Atlanta. An urban legend says that only have access to her two managers.
Flavor and Ingredients
The taildistinctive flavor comes mostly from the mixture of sugar and oils of orange, lemon and vanilla. The other ingredients change the flavor only slightly. In some countries like the United States and Argentina, Coca-Cola is sweetened with corn syrup, technically called fructose. In Mexico and Europe, Coca-Cola continues to use sugar. Although recently legislated in Mexico during the term of formerPresident Vicente Fox, in favor of allowing the use of fructose to sweeten drinks such as Coca-Cola, because it is cheaper.
The company website states that "In fact, Coca-Cola does not contain cocaine or other harmful substance, and cocaine has never been an ingredient of Coca-Cola." This is because many people believe the brand name derived from the cocaine, when in fact the name refers to the mainingredients in the original formula.
One of the ingredients contained in the Coca-Cola is caffeine, which is considered a mild stimulant, although the World Health Organization (WHO) considers a mistake to compare caffeine with addictive substances. A bottle of 235 ml of Coca-Cola contains 23 mg of caffeine, while 235 ml of common coffee, no decaf, containing between 61 and 164 mg of caffeine. It isconsidered a moderate intake for adults taking two or three cups of coffee a day, equivalent to five or six soda cans.
Along with Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola No Caffeine, Coca-Cola Light and Coca-Cola Zero are other variants:
Name Year Market Output Image Information
1985 Based on a mixture of cherry syrup and Coca-Cola, was tested in 1982 and released worldwide in 1985.Years later he launched Coca-Cola Cherry Zero.
2001 2005 has the taste of Coca-Cola with the addition of lemon flavor.
2002 2005 was introduced in the United States in 2002 and then carried to other countries. In 2006 the U.S. market was withdrawn and replaced by Coca-Cola Black Cherry Vanilla.
2007 was reintroduced in the market, in June 2007, by popular...