Posts Tagged ‘coca-cola’

Ask The Invention Geek – Cocaine in Coca Cola?

2nd July 2010 by Invention Geek No Comments

Question from Jenny:
I heard Coca-Cola originally got its name because they used to put cocaine in it. Is that really true?
Interesting question, Jenny!
Coca-Cola was in fact named for its two medicinal ingredients: extract of the coca leaves and kola nuts. The original formula included five ounces of coca leaf per gallon of syrup. At [...]

What’s in a Name? Coca-Cola Trademark

9th February 2010 by Invention Geek No Comments

Would you believe the world’s best known brand got its name from a bookkeeper?
Frank M. Robinson, an accountant and partner in what would come to be an iconic soft drink, not only suggested the name Coca Cola; he designed the logo, too. The name was derived from the two main ingredients in the product: cocaine [...]