Cola is one of the most frequently drunk and well-known drinks in the world. Whether you are in vibrant New York City or in the Indonesian jungle: everyone knows cola. And no wonder, because it’s tasty and refreshing. Aside from that, it’s also very versatile. Do you want less sugar? Cola Light. Are you sensitive to caffeine? Drink cola zero. By now there are also about 50 cola brands, with Coca-Cola and Pepsi as the most famous two.
In 1886, the American Dr John Styth Pemberton started experimenting with plant essences and herbal extracts in a little kitchen behind his apothecary in Atlanta. The reason he started to experiment was that he wanted to brew a medicine against dizziness and (extreme) depression. He brewed a syrup, mixed it with sparkling water and sold it for 5 dollar cents per glass. Pemberton’s best friend and bookkeeper thought of the name Coca-Cola and the famous font. In the end the two men sold the name, the brand and the secret recipe in 1888 for no more than 550 American dollars. They didn’t know back then that this ‘experiment’ would spread all over the world and become the best-selling beverage ever.
But did you know that Cola is more than just very tasty? You can also use the drink for household chores or for other unexpected things. Curious about what chores you can use cola for? Click here now to see the next page.