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Old 13-03-2004, 06:18 PM
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Default Did Coca-Cola have cocaine in it?

Is it true that Coca-Cola originally had cocaine in it? And how does
the shape of the original bottle hint at that?

Thanks for the help!

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Old 13-03-2004, 06:56 PM
Henriette Kress
 
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Calarachne wrote:

Is it true that Coca-Cola originally had cocaine in it?


Yes. The name is an important clue:
Coca - coca bush (contains cocaine)
Cola - cola nut (contains coffeine)

And I've heard (not even all that long ago) that Coca cola still
imports decocaine'd coca leaves by the tonne, to include in the
making of coca cola.

The taste of coca cola is mainly citrus, cinnamon and vanilla.

Cola nut tastes almost (but not quite) like cacao; cola nut fudge is
just yum.

And how does the shape of the original bottle hint at that?


I don't think it does. The fruit of cacao has longitudinal ridges
in it, but there's no cacao in coca cola. AFAIK of course; I've seen
an ingredient list (not a recipe) but it's been a while.

Henriette

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Old 13-03-2004, 11:37 PM
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Default Did Coca-Cola have cocaine in it?

Calarachne wrote:

Is it true that Coca-Cola originally had cocaine in it? And how does
the shape of the original bottle hint at that?

Thanks for the help!


Yes, this is brought up so often it gets its own snopes page.

http://snopes.com/cokelore/cokelore.asp

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Old 14-03-2004, 12:03 AM
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Default Did Coca-Cola have cocaine in it?

On 13 Mar 2004 10:18:35 -0800, (Calarachne) wrote:

Is it true that Coca-Cola originally had cocaine in it? And how does
the shape of the original bottle hint at that?


http://www.snopes.com/cokelore/cocaine.asp
http://www.snopes.com/cokelore/bottle.asp


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Old 14-03-2004, 06:25 AM
Henriette Kress
 
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Default Did Coca-Cola have cocaine in it?

Robin Carroll-Mann wrote:
(Calarachne) wrote:

Is it true that Coca-Cola originally had cocaine in it? And how does
the shape of the original bottle hint at that?


http://www.snopes.com/cokelore/cocaine.asp
http://www.snopes.com/cokelore/bottle.asp


Cool! The bottle shape makes sense, 'cos cacao's cocoa too, which is
pretty close to coca, spoken or written.

There's a third one in the mix, coconut, which also was cocoanut ... but
which is irrelevant in this case, since it doesn't have ridges.

Kola nut of course looks nothing like the bottle.

Hetta

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