Visiting the nearest hyper market to you, you will find amazing numbers of soda beverages that you have never tried before. They might be actually in hundreds. Cocacola alone has more than 3,500 different drinks in its production arsenal. If it came to you to try one new coke beverage everyday, it will take you about nine years to finalise the whole collection. Amazing, huh!
9. 7 UP
It is an interesting fact that 7 UP decades ago used to contain lithium. Lithium is a mood stabiliser for depressed and bipolar patients. However, you now need a prescription to get this drug and it was not until 1948 that 7 UP was lithium free. It was a lemon soda with a lithium touch, well that should have made everyone on Earth happy!
Dr. Pepper is one of the most mysterious drinks whose ingredients are still in question. People tried to speculate a lot about what the ingredients might be but no one could really pull it off. The Dr.Pepper website said that it is composed of 23 different flavors and they are a top secret proprietary.
Beverly is an Italian non-alcoholic aperitif which is manufactured by the Cocacola company. It is one of the most bitter drinks you can ever taste. Although it can be one of the least appealing drinks you can in Cocacola museums, the taste appeals so much to our Italian friends. Actually, it is very popular in Italy!
6. Koshar Coke
Koshar Coke is a limited edition of coke that always appear in certain months every year. This is a very special Coke that is made every year for the Jews while they celebrate their Passover feast. So what is special about this Coke? Since Coke is originally sweetened by high fructose corn syrup and since our Jew buddies do not eat any corn during their feast, Cocacola has invented them a new Coke sweetened by pure sugar cane. It can be identified by its yellow cap and even many non-Jews love the change of taste.
5. Temperature-based vending machines
Somebody with a very bright mind in the Cocacola corporated inventend a new vending machine which did not please the customer. The idea is that the price increases when the temperature does and decreases when it does as well. The idea raised a lot of indignation on the corporate’s greed and lack of consistency.
4. The Lottery can
In 1990, Cocacola undertook the magician campaign in its try to shake things a little. The campaign offered numerous prizes like money, concert tickets and others. Cocacola tried to play it smart, so it added a chlorinated water chamber to prevent people from knowing the winning can without buying it. However, people ended up drinking chlorinated water which despite being not poisonous was actually foul and made a visit to the hospital necessary. The campaign was crushed in three weeks!
3. The Pepsi points program
Pepsi started an even dumber campaign in 1996 which was the Pepsi points program. The idea goes like that; the more Pepsi products you buy the more points you get and with these points you can trade many things like t-shirts and other stuff. One of the things you could trade for is military Harrier jet for 7.000.000 points. One business student found that you cant actually buy a point from Pepsi for 0.10 and by doing some math you can realise that the $23 million jet is yours for only $ 700.000. The matter was taken to court and the judge ruled for Pepsi!
2. Diet cocktails
Diet cocktails get you drunker by 18%! This was proved by a research conducted by Kentucky University. When alcohol is mixed with regular soda, the body processes the sugar as food and thus slows down the body’s absorption of alcohol. Watch out ladies!
When Cocacola separated from Cocacola Dutchland Max Kieth remained loyal to Cocacola and refused to join the Nazi party. He tried to invent a soda with the minimal ingredients he had and Fanta was the result! Of course, the recipe changed a lot from the original one.