When you think of Coca Cola what do you think of? Do you think of someone on the beach drinking a cold coke and wiping sweat from their brow? Well, it's one of the most common soft drinks here in America. You can find it almost anywhere that sells soft drinks. If they don't have Coca Cola they most likely carry Pepsi, coca-cola's rival. The Coca Cola and Pepsi argument is something that I will leave for another day. The coca-cola company also makes sprite, fanta, Diet Coke, Coca Cola Zero and many other sodas that you might be familiar with. My personal favorite type of coke is cherry coke or simply coke with grenadine added.
The first bottling of Coca Cola happened in Vicksburg Mississippi. Which I would have never guessed in a thousand years sense when I think of coca-cola I think of Atlanta. Originally when launched coca-cola's two main ingredients for coke were cocaine and caffeine. The cocaine was derived from the coca leaves and a caffeine from the kola nut. Now there is no cocaine in our Coca Cola today. Which is good for the public because cocaine is a very addictive. Though the addictive qualities of cocaine was probably very good for Coca Colas business.
The Coca Cola logo was created by John Pemberton's bookkeeper and his name was Frank Mason Robinson in 1885. Robinson came up with the name and the logos distinctive cursive script. He also played an important part in Coca Cola advertising giving away thousands of free drink coupons and plastering the city of Atlanta with banners and streetcar signs. Coca Cola has also been used in mass media. At coca-cola has been prominently featured in countless sound and television programmes. People all over the globe recognize the Coca Cola product. How could you ignore that red label? Unfortunately Coca Cola has been criticized for the adverse health effects that come from drinking sugary drinks. Its aggressive marketing to children and exploitative labor practices in the high level of pesticides and its products has made people attack the brand. Not only that but they had built plants in Nazi Germany which employed slave labor, environmental destruction, monopolistic business practices in hiring para military units to murder trade union leaders. It almost makes you not wanna drink coca-cola anymore but from what I understand there has been a drastic reform in the way that they do business. Bolivia actually has been reported to consider banning Coca Cola prior to January 2013. Coca Cola has a high degree of identification with the United States being considered by some an American brand. America and Coca Cola go hand in hand. Now that you know a little bit more about Coca Cola go ahead and grab one!