Did You Know Coca Cola Once Contained Cocaine?

Ever wondered why Coca Cola gives you such a great lift? No it’s not because of cocaine! Not these days anyway. However Coca Cola did once contain cocaine.

Coca Cola Once Contained Cocaine

The inventor of Coca Cola, John Pemberton, would use 5 ounces of coca leaf per gallon of syrup. It was around this time that it was estimated that the drink contain approximately 9mg of cocaine per glass!

It’s not a mystery why many claimed it cured headaches!

In 1904, Coca Cola began using spent leaves, which are basically left overs from the cocaine extraction process, so traces of cocaine still remained. However today the company uses cocaine free leaves.

 

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