Ever wondered how the world’s most popular soft drink was created? You know it… Cola! It was by accident of course.
Chemist John Pemberton was trying to find a cure for headaches and combined coca leaves and kola nuts. One day, his lab assistant accidentally combined the concoction with soda water, but customers loved it. The iconic beverage Coca-Cola was born in 1886! (But as of 2016, the cola drink no longer contains the kola nut extract)
Today, Coca-Cola is one of the most consumed sodas in the world and a staple in most restaurants and stores. Around 1.9 billion servings in 200 different countries are enjoyed each day.
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- Natasha Matta