10 Crazy Facts About Coca-Coca You Didn’t Know

What you are about to read you won’t find on any official Coca-Cola history site because the corporation would rather keep these facts buried and forgotten about.

The soda giant Coca-Cola has been a favorite drink for millions of people all over the world for the last 100+ years. Through out the years the company has tried everything under the sun to sell their products to whomever they could which has brought a lot of controversy on to them.

In the past 100 years the company has been in trouble with racism, child labor, water depletion and much more. I was truly speechless after some of the facts I heard about and you might be to. So if you got an interest in Coca-Cola then this might be for you!

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Inventor Of Coca Cola

As many people know, Coca-Cola was established in May 1886 by doctor/pharmacist John Pemerton as a nerve tonic. What you probably didn’t know was that Dr. Pemerton was considered a junkie who was addicted to morphine big time. John died only 2 and half years after establishing the soft drink and trademark.

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Cocaine in Coca Cola

Now it’s no big surprise to most people that Coca-Cola’s main addictive ingredient was cocaine. About 60mg of the drug was used in each serving of Coke until 1903 when they company claimed to have removed the ingredient. Funny thing about it is Coca-Cola still uses and imports coca leaves which are pretty much the main ingredient in the production of cocaine. Also some officials for Coke claimed that the use of cocaine in the soft drink was always a rumor.

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Slogan 1.

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slogan 2.


Up till the early to late fifties Coca-Cola was believed to have healing properties and with that some pretty unique slogans started to appear on the products. Some you might have heard, others might be totally new to you.

1886 “Coca-Cola Delicious, Refreshing, Exhilarating” No doubt it was exhilarating when they were using cocaine as an additive.

1900 “For Headache & Exhaustion, Drink Coca-Cola” Again I don’t know what cocaine would do for a headache but there’s no doubt the drug takes away exhaustion.

1905 “Coca-Cola Revives and Sustains”

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Coca-Cola & the Nazi’s

Now as we all know Coca-Cola is an American made soda drink so when I was researching Nazi history for another article, I was totally surprised in what I found. In 1936, Coca-cola sponsored the Berlin Olympics also known as the “Nazi Olympics”. While Britain was at war with Germany the company continued to do business behind enemy lines and advertised beside the Nazi Regime. As America enter the Second World War, German Coca-Cola bottling plants could no longer get the sugar/syrup to make the drink so they invented another drink for the Nazi public called “Fanta”.

Coca-Cola and the Civil Rights Movement

Now again when I came across this fact it blew me away. A day before Martin Luther King was assassinated he held a speech asking the people to boycott Coca-Cola and stop buying their products because of the way the black workers were being treated. Supposedly white workers where getting paid a much higher wage for little work where as the African Americans where expected to do long hours and back breaking work for little pay and no chance of advancement within the ranks of the company.

Human Rights Violations and Murder in Colombia

1n the early 2000’s, Colombia Coca-Cola bottle workers that were with the union started receiving death threats to leave the union, and if they didn‘t comply then they would be killed. Shortly after the message workers started turning up dead.

In 2004, a New York City councilor took a fact finding delegation to Colombia. Once there the councilor found that the Coca-Cola workers were the victims of at least 179 major human rights violations and 9 murders.

Then in Jan 2007 a group known as the “Black Eagles” went on TV to tell the Colombian public if union workers and other didn’t stop basically complaining about Coca-Cola’s work ethics then they would be killed.

Coca-Cola was being blamed for not providing a safe work place and for not taking responsibility for their actions which caused or allowed murders on their properties. Some Colombia officials go on to say or imply Coca-Cola is in someway responsible for these murders of union workers or allowed them to happen which they totally deny.

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Biggest Racial Discrimination Payout


In only seems fair after all the stories about racial discrimination that finally in 2000 after investigations into the allegations the federal government found Coca-Cola guilty of the charges and ordered them to pay the biggest racial discrimination payout in history. Coca-Cola had to pay various victims restitution which added up to nearly $200 million. If you ask me that’s nothing compared to what they should pay for the decades of abuse against their workers.

Coca-Cola & Coca Leaves
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Although Coca-Cola is suppose to contain no trace of cocaine like officials say, one of the main ingredients is the coca leave which is the main key to making cocaine. It’s a known fact that 8 tons of coca leaves are imported from South America each year by Coca-Cola and if any other regular citizen brought any of this into the states then chances are they would be arrested for drug trafficking.

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Coca-Cola’s War on Water


I have read some wild stuff about this company but this one I just couldn‘t believe.

Years back Coca-Cola launched what some people call a “War” against water called “Just say no to H2O”. What this basically consisted of was the Coca-Cola Company offered its various suppliers like restaurants and so on incentives to push their products on customers when they ordered the free tap water. People eventually found a link on the internet and started sharing it which soon caused the “War” to end.

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Coca-Cola & Water Depletion in India


Finally, this one had to be the biggest surprise to me. It takes 2 liters of water to make just 1 liter of Coke. In 2004, farmers in India held protests because Coca-Cola bottling plants where basically bleeding the water wells dry. It got so bad that Coke had to start shipping in water to many off its plants in 3rd world countries.

Over 290 billion liters of water are used every year by Coca-Cola around the globe and shows no signs of slowing down. As people in 3rd world countries continue to die because of a lack of clean water, Coca-Cola’s pockets just keep getting bigger and bigger at the expensive of innocent people.

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35 Responses to “10 Crazy Facts About Coca-Coca You Didn’t Know”

  1. John Doe says:

    BEST Soda in the world.

  2. Coke is my favorite Drink then others….

  3. shawn says:

    Go cry on other shouldes coke is goood drink.

  4. mikey says:

    Coke isnt it !

  5. josephts says:

    Coca-Cola was,is,and always will be number one!

  6. richard says:

    Coca-cola IS THE # 1 choice for fat people.

  7. Caitlin says:

    Something I think you should know… Coca leaves are not in and of themselves addictive. In fact, many people chew the leaves like Americans chew gum. Tea can be made of it which is quite nice. Yes, coca leaves ARE what you create cocaine from, but there is more added in than JUST coca leaves. You railing on about it sort of shows a complete lack of understanding about Andean culture. Here’s a wiki article, if you do as much research as you claim to, perhaps this can point you in the direction to learn a bit more about the coca plant. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coca

  8. write says:

    best soft drink with cocaine inside. :D

  9. Joe Doe says:

    You should add references to your claims, it makes a stronger argument. I’m not going to believe any of this just because you said so or because you say you researched it.

  10. None of your claims have a source and you are making very biased comments. Also, most of the things you claim coke does is done in almost all capitalistic society. Hate to break it to you but most large corporations have taken advantage of people, especially in developing nations. You could probably make points like this for any company that has existed for over 100 years.

  11. Asad says:

    Joe Doe who said you to believe?
    Pointing out the mistakes is very simple but cure it is difficult.

    The most fucking drink i ever used i used it for once.

    Now a days i think coke is owned by jews mother fuckers like all other major companies of the world.

    Leave coke and other brands, use the drink owned by your country.

  12. Joe says:

    Also Coffein in conjunction with other drugs is effective against headaches.
    Btw, do you know how much Water you need to make one Liter of Milk?
    You are sure just 2 Liters of Water for one Liter of coke, including botteling etc.

  13. yoda says:

    The social issues are horrible but coca leaves as they are are completely harmless, they have to go a very heavy chemical process to become drug. I’ve chewed coca leaves and they are harmless.

  14. Pheadra says:

    Water is far superior. There is a reason it is the liquid that our body requires to function. I mostly stopped drinking sodas several years ago, and any time I ever tried to drink one again, they always taste overly sweet, thick, and gross. It is truly ridiculous that a bottle of soda costs less than a bottle of water. Anyway, looks like we have a bunch of coke lovers here.

    Water d(-.-)b

  15. Joe Blow says:

    The writer is obviously a Pepsi drinker!

  16. Ann Clark says:

    I don’t drink anything but water its the best thing you can drink!:)

  17. denkyo999 says:

    your right.. the one posted this is a pepsi drinker which is the worst company ever..check this out http://7thmagnum.blogspot.com/2009/05/pepsi-349-case-must-be-reopen.html

  18. Adam says:

    Where is this coming from? Citations? References? This is no better than me saying “I heard Coke boiled babies into their soda until 1902″.

  19. Henning says:

    wow !! really fascinating stuff & interesting news !
    I did not know,that ‘Fanta’ was actually invented by the cool Nazi-fuckers. – you can still buy it here in Germanistan.

  20. Oscar Harper says:

    crazy article.. thanks for the info.. fascinating

  21. Ross Galan says:

    To be honest with you, I was stunned by this piece of ‘news’ I didn’t know about Coca-Cola. Is this for real? Although I do not drink Coca-Cola or any soft drinks at all, not even a sip, these “facts” you speak of are realy untolerable.

    Where have all the human and spiritual values I spoke about a while ago gone? Where does the Corporate Social Responsibility fit in here? Where has the ‘Win-Win’ gone? Do we practise such ‘Win-Win’ attitude?

    Thanks for such piece of information.

    Ross Galan
    NLP Spiritual Life Coach

  22. Hurrr says:

    Fool. Choclet also contains cocoa leaves. It also does NOT contain cocain. There is a stark difference between containing something that is in something else, and containing something.

  23. K1llum1n4t1 says:

    My question is what does all the overflow of money that Coca-Cola brings in go to?

    My theory is that somewhere down the road the money starts dissapearing and goes to weird persons or companys, but im just speculating.

    Would be interesting though if somebody had the facts of were it all goes.

    Btw for tho’s who are interested, I know that Fanta is a big soft drink in the country of Sweden.

  24. Ices says:

    If coca-cola really has coccaine in it, why am I not addicted to it?

    Nice demolition job. Try better next time.

  25. Jay says:

    1. Citations do add a bit of credibility.
    2. You neglected any mention of the New Coke/Classic Coke scam.(an interesting story)
    3. You also omitted the whole pre-1902 baby boiling scandal.

  26. Shinn says:

    Interesting article. I’m not sure I believe over half of it….but hey cool story anyway. *goes to drink a can of Coke*

  27. Sure, the fact India has more than 1.2 billion people and its population is increasing in more than 16 million every year has nothing to do to their water depletion problem.

  28. ??? says:

    You people dont get the point ! The point is that Coca-Cola prodoductions is an evil illuminato contolled company that we must destroy.

  29. Howdy says:

    Hi I like coke what about you.
    Haha you said coke:)

  30. I have been browsing on-line greater than three hours lately, but I by no means found any fascinating article like yours. It is pretty worth enough for me. Personally, if all webmasters and bloggers made excellent content material as you probably did, the net will be much more helpful than ever before.

  31. ffilou6 says:

    What about Pepsi?

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