Cokelore – Did You Know?

In 1886, Coca-Cola sold an average of 9 Cokes a day. That first year, Dr. Pemberton sold 25 gallons of syrup, shipped in bright red wooden kegs. Red has been a distinctive color associated with the No. 1 soft drink brand ever since. Thirty years later, in 1916, the company already sold a 6 million Cokes a day. In 1993 Coca-Cola exceeds 10 billion cases sold worldwide.

In the early days there was only 1 flavor offered in 1 city in 1 country, in the world. Today, The Coca-Cola Company bottles more than 500 products around the globe, including classic Coke, Coca-Cola Light, Fanta and Sprite. Coca-Cola products are served more than 705 million times every day, in 195 countries!

Coke owns the second-largest civilian truck fleet in the world, after US Postal Service.

Coca-Cola translated to Chinese means “To make mouth happy”.

In 1915, The Root Glass Company created the first version of the Coca-Cola Contour Bottle. The first version they created was to wide at the center, so it was slimmed to become what we know today as the Coca-Cola Contour Bottle. In 1977 the Coca-Cola Company patented the design of the Contour Bottle.

In 1917 Coca-Cola and the Coca-Cola script became known as the world’s most recognized brand. Today, about every second, 7000 Coca-Cola products are consumed!

In 1931, Haddon Sundblom introduced his version of Santa Claus who quickly became The Coca-Cola Santa we all know today.

Coca-Cola was the first beverage brand to give out coupons for a free item as an advertising technique. In 1927, Coca-Cola was first advertised on the radio. In 1950, Coca-Cola started advertising on television.

In 1934, Johnny Weissmuller, an Olympic champion swimmer and the actor who played Tarzan, and Maureen O’Sullivan, a famous actress of those days, appeared on a metal serving tray for Coca-Cola.

If all the Coca-Cola vending machines were stacked one on top of each other, the pile would be over 740 kilometer high.