Everyone knows about Coca Cola. The familiar red and white packaging, along with different jingles, gets immediate attention. This drink was created in 1886 as a syrup and added carbonation to it to make it the juice that it is today. They currently have 500 brands under the label of Coca Cola and is available in over 200 countries worldwide. If you want to know more about this popular soft drink, take a look at the facts listed below.
The logo was created by Frank M. Robinson in the distinctive script of his handwriting and was suggested by him. Santa Claus is also considered to be helped by the image of Coca-Cola. You may also remember the commercial in 1971 of “I’d Like To Buy The World A Coke”. This was in counterpoint to deeply stressful and turbulent times. In 1985, Coke was the only soft drink consumed in space.
Medicine and Coca-Cola
When it was initially made, Coca-Cola was supposed to be a patent medicine and not a soft drink. Initially, it was made out of coca wine and was a non-alcoholic version of that same wine. Kola nuts and coca or cocaine were also a part of this at one point in the process.
Coca-Cola has fourteen different products in its brand portfolio. However, some are only sold in some regions of the world, such as the different Coke Flavors such as Blak, Citra, Raspberry, Black Cherry Vanilla, and Light Sango, for example. These were also sold at various points in the company’s history from 2003 until at least 2007.
Brand Identification with the U.S.
Coca-Cola is considered to be a totally American Brand. In fact, it flew on the Space Shuttle in 1996 as a test. There has been some controversy about the Coca-Cola brand in Arabic countries. This was due in part to the investment that Coke had made in early Israel. It has also lead to the pun of “Coca-Colonization” due to its worldwide spread. It is one of the most popular drinks in the world.