Coca-Cola cancelled a Canadian promotion that paired randomly generated English and French words inside bottle caps after a woman got one that said “You Retard.”
Coca leaves are still used in Coca Cola. A company in NJ extracts Cocaine from the leaves for medical uses, then ships the remainder to Coke.
When 3 people tried to sell Coca Cola secrets to Pepsi, Pepsi informed Coke and the FBI.
The Coca-Cola Company once tested a vending machine that raised prices in hot weather. This was back in 1999, when the Coca-Cola Company got the idea that people would be willing to pay a higher price for a nice cold drink when the weather is hot. Thus they developed and tested a vending machine that allowed them to test that idea. This technology would have also allowed vending machines to lower prices during times of low traffic in order to boost sales. But this special vending machine never did get released anywhere for unknown reasons.
Chinese people wanting to display their wealth drink expensive red wines..mixed with Coca-Cola and Sprite to make it taste more palatable.
There is a cola named OpenCola witch is open source. The instructions for making it are freely available and modifiable. Anybody can make the drink, and anyone can modify and improve on the recipe as long as they, too, license their recipe under the GNU General Public License.
When Martin Luther King Jr. won the Nobel Peace Prize Atlanta threw him a celebration party that almost had to be cancelled due to opposition. Coca-Cola’s CEO threatened to take the company out of Atlanta out of embarrassment that the city’s people wouldn’t honor their Nobel Prize winner.
Coca-Cola tried to market “OK” soda so they would have products named with the two most recognizable words in the world. While “OK” and “Coke” are still number one and two, “OK” soda never caught on and was discontinued shortly after launch.
In 2001, Coca Cola had a program called H2NO, which worked with waiters at Olive Garden to dissuade people from ordering tap water.
Coca Cola is cheaper than clean water in Tanzania and Zambia.