Coca-Cola and the production of cocaine

There is a long association between Coca-Cola and the production of cocaine. The company stopped putting cocaine into their products some hundred years ago; it now contains ‘extract’ from the coca-leaf, referred to inside the company as ‘Merchandise #5’...

Coca-cola ingredients

The word ‘coca-cola’ comes from two of the ingredients in the original formulation — cocaine from the ‘coca’ leaf, and ‘cola’, caffeine from the kola nut. Today’s coke contains:
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