There are many ways to enjoy Coca-Cola with no calorie and no sugar options like Diet Coke and Coca-Cola Zero Sugar. It also comes in different flavours, including Coca-Cola Cherry and and Coca-Cola Vanilla.
Invented by Dr John Pemberton, Coca-Cola original taste first went on sale at Jacob’s Pharmacy in Atlanta, Georgia. It was actually Dr Pemberton’s bookkeeper, Frank Mason Robinson, who invented the now world famous red-and-white logo with its special Spencerian script.Coca-Cola original taste arrived in Great Britain in 1900, when Charles Candler brought a jug of syrup with him on a visit to England. Later, in the early 1920s, it went on sale in Selfridges and at the London Coliseum.
Below you’ll find some important information about Coca-Cola original taste – ingredients, nutritional values and reference intake (RI) information – to help you make informed choices.
Here’s the list of ingredients in Coca-Cola:
- Carbonated water – Approximately 90% of Coca-Cola is water. The carbonated part is purified carbon dioxide, which gives the drink its “bubbles” or “fizz”.
- Sugar – Coca-Cola Classic’s sweet taste (and also some of its mouthfeel) comes from sugar. Coca-Cola Zero Sugar and Diet Coke are sugar free.
- Caramel colour – A very specific caramel is made especially for Coca-Cola, to give the drink its characteristic colour.
- Phosphoric Acid – The tartness of Coca-Cola comes from the use of phosphoric acid.
- Caffeine – The slight bitterness in the taste of Coca-Cola comes from caffeine
- Natural flavours – The essence of the secret formula of Coca-Cola is its blend of natural flavours. This is the most protected and secret part of the formula