Famous Coca-Cola myths

Published March 28, 2014

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Famous Coca-Cola myths

Famous Coca-Cola myths

Fact or fiction? These Coke rumors may be famous, but they’re not necessarily true.

Coca-Cola Contains Pork

Not so much. The drink doesn’t contain anything that comes from any mammals or birds (including dyes) and is naturally safe for consumption by Muslims. The company doesn’t say anything about fish, though, so if you’re vegetarian, you may want to keep an eye out…

A Combination of Pop Rocks and Coke Will Make Your Stomach Explode

Although this rumor is a hilarious staple of the ‘80s and ‘90s, it’s not actually true. Once you put the Pop Rocks in your mouth, they release carbon dioxide gas and all that’s really left is sugar. You can pop the loudest candy on the market and drink your Coke with impunity.

The New Coke Fiasco Was Actually A Marketing Ploy Designed to Drive Up Beverage Sales

In his book For God, Country, and Coca-Cola, author Mark Pendergrast explores exactly how New Coke got off the ground. While altering the formula of one of the best-selling and most beloved products of all time was certainly an extraordinarily ill-advised move, there’s no evidence to suggest that it was a calculated step to sell more product.

Eating Mentos, Then Drinking Diet Coke Will Kill You

While the combination can certainly cause an awesome geyser to happen, it’s not going to make your stomach burst open.

Coca-Cola Will Clean Everything from Bloodstains to Dirty Engines

Everybody knows that if you get a stain on your clothes at a restaurant, you should ask for a glass of seltzer water to dab the stain away. So how did Coke get the reputation for being the best cleaner in the business? The idea behind this rumor is that Coke has more acids, but the truth is that just regular carbonated water or plain vinegar would be a better bet, as they don’t contain dyes or leave a sticky residue.

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