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Coco Cola's secret formula from the early 1920s is believed to have contained Co

  1. Tusitala Tom profile image64
    Tusitala Tomposted 7 years ago

    Coco Cola's secret formula from the early 1920s is believed to have contained Cocaine as one of...

    its ingredients - is that true?

  2. Patty Inglish, MS profile image93
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 7 years ago

    A presentation/documentary film on CNBC last night, a rerun, included a statement by one of the company executives that yes, the original formula and beverage contained a small amount of cocaine or "essence of coca leaf."

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    Butch Newsposted 7 years ago

    That is correct.  Coca Cola was originally one of many "patent" medicines on the market and it, like many, contained small amounts of codeine or cocaine.  That has not been the case now for many years and the cocaine/codeine was removed from the formula.

  4. Patty Inglish, MS profile image93
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 7 years ago

    One of the original Coca-Cola® advertising slogans was "The Drink That Gives You A Lift", owing to a small amount of cocaine (some execs call it 'coca essence') included in the beverage from a coca leaf in the recipe. As narcotics and a range of legal and illegal drugs became controlled substances under government scrutiny, it would not have been possible to legally continue to include the coca leaf. Why was it removed from the formula and when? read more

  5. Right On Time profile image61
    Right On Timeposted 7 years ago

    Yes that is true, this is why it was called "Coca" cola.

  6. Abbasangel profile image74
    Abbasangelposted 7 years ago

    Yes it did. And today they still run it through the coca leaf (after the leaf has been treated and all the cocaine removed - at the only facility somewhere in America.)

  7. iamalegend profile image73
    iamalegendposted 7 years ago

    did you know that coco cola has been banned from our state due to their exploitation of water and restlt of chemical analysis.

  8. emmahunter588 profile image57
    emmahunter588posted 5 years ago

    Yes it is true but I think it is just a small amount. However, they still should not use cocaine since this will disrupt the withdrawal process of those at Drug Treatment Centers. I read this at http://best-treatment-centers.com/

 
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