Was Coca-Cola Originally Green?


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Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Since it was invented in 1886, Coca-Cola has always been brown in colour and not green as some will have you believe. The product was invented by a Dr. John Stith Pemberton who was a local pharmacist. Dr Stith Pemberton produced the syrup for Coca-Cola and carried a job of it down the street to Jacobs' Pharmacy, where it was sampled and declared 'excellent' by the villagers. It was put of sale for five cents as the new soda drink. Carbonated water was mixed with the syrup to produce a soft drink which soon became a popular alternative to tea and coffee.
Thinking that two C's looked well in advertising, Dr Pemberton's partner and bookkeeper, Frank M. Robinson, suggested the name and so the famous trademark Coca-Cola was born. During its first year, sales averaged nine drinks per day. Today it is one of the most popular soft drinks.
The formula for Coke, remains a trade secret, but originally contained an uncertain amount of cocaine, though this was reduced over time (falling to 1/400th of a grain, or 0.16 milligrams, per ounce of syrup, by 1902), and eliminated around 1906 as health regulations were tightened. Nevertheless, Coca-Cola has been criticized for its possible negative health effects, with many urban myths surrounding it. In addition, the commercial success of the drink has been periodically challenged, in particular by its main rival Pepsi-Cola.
However, the popular soft drink has never been green. This myth might have come around because at one point it was manufactured in green bottles.
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Denise Everett answered
It was 1886, and in New York Harbor, workers were constructing the Statue of Liberty. Eight hundred miles away, another great American symbol was about to be unveiled.  Like many people who change history, John Pemberton, an Atlanta pharmacist, was inspired by simple curiosity. One afternoon, he stirred up a fragrant, caramel-colored liquid and, when it was done, he carried it a few doors down to Jacobs' Pharmacy. Here, the mixture was combined with carbonated water and sampled by customers who all agreed -- this new drink was something special. So Jacobs' Pharmacy put it on sale for five cents a glass. Pemberton's bookkeeper, Frank Robinson, named the mixture Coca-Cola®, and wrote it out in his distinct script. To this day, Coca-Cola is written the same way. In the first year, Pemberton sold just 9 glasses of Coca-Cola a day.  A century later, The Coca-Cola Company has produced more than 10 billion gallons of syrup. Unfortunately for Pemberton, he died in 1888 without realizing the success of the beverage he had created.  Over the course of three years, 1888-1891, Atlanta businessman Asa Griggs Candler secured rights to the business for a total of about $2,300. Candler would become the Company's first president, and the first to bring real vision to the business and the brand.
David Mathley Profile
David Mathley answered
Coca-Cola was sold in green glass bottles that were clear up until the early eighties but the liquid has always been brown.
Taylor Brookes Profile
Taylor Brookes answered

I think the confusion here is because Coca-Cola is green without the colouring, but I don't think it was ever sold without colouring. So, in a way, no, because it has always been brown, but also yes, because before they add the colour, it is green.

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Anonymous answered
Yes it was green!

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