Coca-Cola has been around before us, millennials, even existed. Our parents might have served Coke on their wedding day. Grandma kept our fridge filled with Coke Mismo bottles so we could grab one on a hot day. My sister and I always leave a liter of Coke in our freezer and wait for it to become slurpee-like before we drink it. And a Coke-in-can will always be my anti-hangover drink.
Coke is basically a part of our family.
We recently went on a trip to Coca-Cola FEMSA plant in Laguna to learn the process and meet the people behind the company. More than the chance to witness how our go-to drink is made, we also learned wow-worthy facts about Coca-Cola products. You excited? Here’s one:
You are lying if you’d tell me that you haven’t tried drinking any Coca-cola product your whole life. Why do I sound so sure? Well, guess what – there are more than 3,500 beverages (and 500 brands) produced under the portfolio of Coca-Cola, ranging from soy-based drinks to energy drinks and sodas. Would you believe that it would take you approximately nine years to try one per day? That’s insane!
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Coca-Cola is the fastest bottling line in the world producing 81,000 bottles per hour. That’s a total of 1,350 bottles in one minute! Boy, that’s a lot.
Coca-Cola FEMSA, the production company of Coca-Cola in the Philippines, only uses Philippine sugar even if it’s more expensive than international brands. Love local, they say!
They use a specific shoe when they enter the plantation and it is branded Coca-Cola as well. Legit shoe collector item, yes?
94% of the world’s population can recognize the red and white Coca-Cola logo. It is actually the second-most understood term in the world after “okay.” That’s how popular Coca-Cola is!
The original color of Coca-Cola is actually green if there’s no coloring added to it. Imagine drinking something green… dishwashing liquid-like, ‘no? Crazy!
There are only two countries in the entire world that do not sell Coca Cola – North Korea and Cuba! Wait, what?
Wanna know what the original Coca-Cola font is called? It’s a handwriting style, now known as Spencerian Script. Fancy!
There are only five people in the world that knows the “secret recipe” of Coca-Cola and they are not allowed to travel in one plane. I tried asking people from the plantation about what the secret recipe is and they said, “it’s the smile on our face.” Showbiz!
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