Saturday, 8 June 2013
Coke - medicinal remedy
Coca-Cola is the world's most popular soft drink. However, its inventor John Pemberton had actually hoped to create a medicinal remedy. As a colonel in the Confederate Navy, Pemberton had been wounded in battle during the American Civil War. Like so many wounded soldiers at that time he became addicted to morphine as a means of easing his pain. One day in 1886, while experimenting with coca leaves and nut seeds he came up with a non-alcoholic version of a coca wine. He then perfected the formula by adding syrup and carbonated water, creating what we know today as Coca-Cola.