in #CASE you missed it... Today is Have a Coke Day

Today is Have a Coke Day

May 8th is Have A Coke Day! Coca-Cola is the largest nonalcoholic beverage company in the world, and the classic Coke beverage we all know and love is sold in more than 200 countries.

Coca-Cola has a product portfolio of more than 3,500 beverages (and 500 brands), spanning from sodas to energy drinks to soy-based drinks.

Coca-Cola's $35.1-billion in revenue makes it the 84th largest economy in the world, just ahead of Costa Rica

The Coca-Cola brand is worth $74-billion, while Budweiser, Pepsi, Starbucks, and Red Bull combined are worth about $50-billion, according to the BrandZ Top 100.

The red and white Coca-Cola logo is recognized by 94% of the world's population - Coca-Cola has also reported that its name is the second-most understood term in the world, behind "okay."

The first servings of Coca‑Cola were sold for 5-cents per glass. During the first year, sales averaged a modest nine servings per day in Atlanta. Today, daily servings of Coca‑Cola beverages are estimated at 1.9-billion globally.

In 1886, sales of Coca-Cola averaged nine drinks a day. That first year, John Pemberton sold only 25-gallons of syrup. For his efforts, he grossed $50.00 and spent $73.96 in advertising!

In fact, more than 1.8-billion glasses of Coke are served every day!

Coca-Cola was named after the coca leaves that originally provided its flavor. And yes, the myth is true – the original Coca-Cola recipe containe 9mg of cocaine per glass. In 1903, Coca-Cola began using a non-narcotic coca leaf extract to provide that distinctive flavor.

John Pemberton invented Coca-Cola in the late 1800s and it was originally intended as a medicinal syrup to alleviate fatigue and headaches. The beverage was still largely unknown when he died in 1888. After buying the secret recipe for $2,300, Asa Candler founded the Coca-Cola Company and turned it into a household name.

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