Who invented coke?
John S. Pemberton invented Coca-Cola in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1886. He
concocted the formula in a three-legged brass kettle in his backyard.
The name Coca-Cola was a suggestion given by John Pembertonís
bookkeeper Frank Robinson. Being a bookkeeper, Robinson also had
excellent penmanship. It was he who first scripted "Coca-Cola"
into the flowing letters, which have become so famous today. The soft
drink was first sold to the public at the soda fountain in Jacobís
Pharmacy in Atlanta on May 8, 1886
When Coca-Cola was
first made it was green.
The site where
Coca-Cola was first bottled in Mississippi now stands the Biedenharn
Candy Company Museum.
Caleb Bradham invented
Pepsi-Cola in 1890 as "Bradís Drink." It was launched as
a digestive aid and energy booster, which was made of carbonated
water, sugar, vanilla, rare oils, pepsin and cola nuts. In was
renamed Pepsi-Cola in 1989. In 1964, Diet Pepsi was introduced.
In 1929, the Howdy
Company introduced its Bib-Label Lithiated Lemon-Lime Sodas, which
became 7 Up. Charles Leiper Grigg invented 7 Up.
The first diet soft
drink, called the No-Cal Beverage, was launched in 1952.
Aluminum cans were
introduced in 1957 and two years later the first diet cola was sold.
ó Compiled by Gaurav