During the Great Depression, banker Mark Welch Munroe convinced struggling families in Quincy, Florida to buy Coca-Cola shares that traded at 19 dollars. Later, the town became the single richest town per capita in the US with at least 67 millionaires.
A drink called Kalimotxo or Calimocho which consists of equal parts red wine and cola, dates back to the 1920s, originating in Spain. However, the drink didn’t become popular until around 1953 when Coca-Cola became readily available in Spain.
Coca Cola invented the six pack in 1923, as a way to get people to bring Coke home and increase sales. Beer brewers would pick up the idea after prohibition ended ten years later.
Coca-Cola’s failed its “Magican” campaign. They sold cans that contained spring loaded tabs to dispense cash prizes. Prize cans contained a foul smelling liquid instead of cola to prevent drinking. Though harmless, one child drank it and Coca-Cola ended the campaign 3 weeks later due to backlash.
Only one commercial entity in America can import Coco Leaves with approval from the DEA, The Stepan Company, after extracting the Cocaine, the leaves are then shipped to Coca Cola to be used as an ingredient in the secret recipe thus making an imitation recipe near impossible.
Coca-Cola is sometimes used medically to dissolve ‘phytobezoars’ – large indigestible balls of material in the digestive tract. It works by dissolving material that otherwise would not be broken down.
In 1993, Coca-Cola created a soda for the dystopian future, called OK Soda, which came with its own manifesto, and the slogan, “Everything is going to be OK.”
Coca-Cola syrup is delivered to McDonald’s in stainless steel tanks that ensure its freshness, creating what many believe is the best Coca-Cola available. All other restaurants receive the syrup in plastic bags.
During the Soviet Union, government officials made a deal with Pepsi to allow Pepsi into the Soviet Union, being the first foreign product sanctioned for sale in the Soviet Union. After the fall of the Soviet Union, Coca-Cola was favored because Pepsi was associated with the Soviet Union.
In 2013, Coca-Cola cancelled a promotion that paired randomly generated English and French words inside their caps until a lady received one that said “You Retard”.