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."
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.
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
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/