25 Surprising Facts About Coca-Cola You Might Not Know

Chances are you’re familiar with Coca-Cola. Most people are. After all, the iconic carbonated soft drink is the most famous, popular and widely distributed American product on Earth! But just because it’s popular, doesn’t mean that we know everything there is to know about it. From surprising Coca-Cola health facts to facts about Coca-Cola history, these are 25 surprising facts about Coca-Cola you might not know.

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More than 1.9 billion servings of Coca-Cola are consumed all over the world every single day.

drinking cokeSource: coca-cola.co.uk

There are only 2 countries where Coca-Cola is not sold – Cuba and North Korea.

Coca-ColaSource: Business Insider


Coca-Cola once contained cocaine. One of the drink´s main ingredients is coca leaves which the drug is made from. It was not until 1929 when the substance was eliminated from the drink.

coca leavesSource: therichest.com

Coca-Cola was originally invented as a medicine by a pharmacist Dr. John S. Pemberton in Atlanta in 1886.

John S. PembertonSource: worldofcoca-cola.com


Coca Cola contains very strong acid, which is why it can be used to clean things. Its effectiveness can actually be compared to that of chemical household cleaners.

Coca ColaSource: factslegend.org

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