When you are feeling rather thirsty but don’t want to refresh yourself with a drink that is as plain and boring as water, what will be the first beverage that you end up turning to? Chances are that your main desire would be to walk into some kind of a supermarket and immediately purchase a six pack of coca cola, and the reason behind this is that you would be hard pressed to find a drink that is as refreshing and as affordable as the one that we have just referred to.
However, did you know that the modern formula for coca cola is a far cry from the recipe that was used when it was first invented? The initial inventor was a man by the name of John Pemberton, and suffice it to say that he added some truly unique ingredients such as coca leaves which is where the beverage got its name from once all has been said and is now out of the way. The modern formulation of this drink is markedly different in that it uses a lot of sugar which led to worldwide popularity. If you think about it, besides Cuba, what other country bans the sale of Coca-Cola? Very few if any nations enter this list, and that’s all thanks to how forward thinking Pemberton was when he invented the drink.
The removal of cocaine extract from the initial recipe for the drink made it safer for people to consume than might have been the case otherwise. As if that weren’t already enough, the future owners of the company also enacted a few highly versatile changes that further improved its ability to reach a global audience.