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(Fast Company)   Bolivia restores missing ingredient to Coca-Colla. And no, it's not the extra L   (fastcompany.com) divider line 103
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2010-04-22 11:53:11 PM
I tried it. There's too much carbonation - my farking sinuses were killing me for days afterwards.
 
2010-04-23 12:00:58 AM
Coca leaf extract is also in regular Coca-Cola as well, just decocainized coca leaf extract. It's part of the "secret formula".

I believe it's a legal issue. They have to have at least some coca leaf and some kola nut in order to be allowed to call the product "Coca-Cola".

Red Bull Cola also has decocainized coca leaf as a flavoring/ingredient.
 
2010-04-23 12:27:09 AM
So I wonder where these coca leaves are "processed" for Coke? In Atlanta? Or in the exporting countries themselves?
 
2010-04-23 02:26:57 AM
"At the same time, the government has booted drug enforcement officials out of the country."

And that's where I stopped.
 
2010-04-23 02:27:40 AM
gopher321: So I wonder where these coca leaves are "processed" for Coke? In Atlanta? Or in the exporting countries themselves?

In the United States, a Stepan Company plant in Maywood, New Jersey has the only license to legally import coca leaf. The company manufactures pure cocaine for medical use and also produces a cocaine-free extract of the coca leaf, which is used as a flavoring ingredient in Coca-Cola.
 
2010-04-23 02:30:21 AM
gopher321: So I wonder where these coca leaves are "processed" for Coke? In Atlanta? Or in the exporting countries themselves?

The Stepan Company of Maywood NJ (new window)
 
2010-04-23 02:30:40 AM
Good, maybe soon I can finally kick this Pepsi habit.
 
2010-04-23 02:30:42 AM
At least it's not something really dangerous like cannabis.
 
2010-04-23 02:31:24 AM
I had Coca leaf tea many times in Peru and Bolivia. I also tried chewing it once, but not without a alkali activator, so I didn't notice any tingling in my mouth. The tea wasn't bad, but it also didn't help me with my altitude acclimatization like they claimed it would.
 
2010-04-23 02:31:36 AM
jingks: gopher321: So I wonder where these coca leaves are "processed" for Coke? In Atlanta? Or in the exporting countries themselves?

In the United States, a Stepan Company plant in Maywood, New Jersey has the only license to legally import coca leaf. The company manufactures pure cocaine for medical use and also produces a cocaine-free extract of the coca leaf, which is used as a flavoring ingredient in Coca-Cola.


Hrrm. Damn my banana fingers.
 
2010-04-23 02:32:56 AM
ParaHandy: At least it's not something really dangerous like cannabis.

That would be an outrage.
 
2010-04-23 02:33:54 AM
Have a Coke and a smile.

Make It Real.

Can't Beat the Feeling.

Coke is it!

It's The Real Thing.
 
2010-04-23 02:34:03 AM
So we have to add our own coke to coke like suckers?
 
2010-04-23 02:36:14 AM
i858.photobucket.com

Coca-Cola Slogans

1887 - Delicious! Refreshing! Invigorating! Exhilarating!
1891 - The Ideal Brain Tonic
1905 - Coca-Cola revives and sustains.
1906 - The great national temperance beverage.
1927 - Pure as Sunlight
1927 - Around the corner from anywhere.
1928 - Coca-Cola ... pure drink of natural flavors.
1929 - The pause that refreshes.
1932 - Ice-cold sunshine.
1937 - America's favorite moment.
1948 - Where there's Coke there's hospitality.
1949 - Coca-Cola ... along the highway to anywhere.
1954 - For people on the go.
1959 - Be really refreshed.
1963 - Things go better with Coke.
1966 - Coke ... after Coke ... after Coke.
1969 - It's the real thing.
1971 - I'd like to buy the world a Coke.
2005 - Make It Real.
2006 - The Coke Side of Life
2007 - Live on the Coke Side of Life
2009 - Open Happiness
 
2010-04-23 02:37:05 AM
shivashakti: Coca leaf extract is also in regular Coca-Cola as well, just decocainized coca leaf extract. It's part of the "secret formula".

I believe it's a legal issue. They have to have at least some coca leaf and some kola nut in order to be allowed to call the product "Coca-Cola".

Red Bull Cola also has decocainized coca leaf as a flavoring/ingredient.


There's no LEGAL requirement. Lots of sodas have "cola" in the name yet contain no kola extract.

The Coke recipe does still use de-cocained coca leaf extract. It's hard to get. This may well be why store-brand cola doesn't taste much like true Coke.

The original Coke recipe had medically significant doses of cocaine in them- however, to be honest, the digestive system is a very ineffective way to absorb a dose of cocaine which is why it's snorted, injected, or freebased. And those cop shows where they "taste" the bag and declare it cocaine? It's true- the practice was probably disfavored some time ago, but a dab of cocaine powder on the tongue causes numbness that few other substances will. But, almost no absorption into the body.

That cocaine content was reduced way down in 1891, after only a few years on the market, and in 1903 was removed entirely in favor of the cocaine-free coca flavoring still in use today.
 
2010-04-23 02:38:14 AM
Coke, lets do it.
 
2010-04-23 02:38:16 AM
you mean de-criminalising a naturally existing crop in order to stimulate (LOL) economic growth? this has to be socialism! or something not right with the christian gods..
 
2010-04-23 02:40:40 AM
The politician was gone but unnoticed, like the period after the Dr. on a Dr Pepper can.

Obscure?
 
2010-04-23 02:42:34 AM
Dr. Pemberton would be proud.
 
2010-04-23 02:44:23 AM
gopher321: So I wonder where these coca leaves are "processed" for Coke? In Atlanta? Or in the exporting countries themselves?

Stepan Company, in Maywood, New Jersey. They are the ONLY plant in the US licensed to import and process coca leaves. They sell the extracted cocaine to Mallinckrodt, a St. Louis, Missouri plant which is the ONLY plant in the US licensed to process cocaine for medical products.

Most of the coca leaves they import come from Peru. Some from Bolivia.

In short the commercial value of non-medicinal coca flavoring may be somewhat underexploited. The "store brand" cokes probably don't have it but could use it. But, the legal problems of growing large volumes of cheap coca plants for "flavoring" is a thorny one. They will inevitably be redirected into the far more lucrative drug trade.
 
2010-04-23 02:45:26 AM
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Hi, I'm Dr Rockso and I do COCA-COLLA!
 
2010-04-23 02:48:47 AM
img.youtube.com

Disapproves of this preversion.
 
2010-04-23 02:49:28 AM
Klasik: The politician was gone but unnoticed, like the period after the Dr. on a Dr Pepper can.

Obscure?


I dunno, but Dr Pepper went through menopause a long time ago.
 
2010-04-23 02:55:10 AM
Cocoa also known as CHOCOLATE is in a nut. The leaves from this plant of this nut are cocoa leaves. Cocoa leaves are very tame in small quantities. It's when you dry the leaves and turn them into a concentrated powder and snort it up your nose...there's a problem. The concentration of Cocaine is INSANE which is why it is so expensive. How many leaves and how much processing does it take to make cocaine? A LOT. Is their chocolate in your coca cola? FREAKING DUH..and if you think that in the processing of cocoa nuts that the leaves don't sometimes slip in there--well your outta your mind. Especially in your fantastic imported dark chocolates-fair trade--ya know from places like BOLIVIA. LOL
 
2010-04-23 03:01:09 AM
Cup_O_Jo: Cocoa also known as CHOCOLATE is in a nut. The leaves from this plant of this nut are cocoa leaves. Cocoa leaves are very tame in small quantities. It's when you dry the leaves and turn them into a concentrated powder and snort it up your nose...there's a problem. The concentration of Cocaine is INSANE which is why it is so expensive. How many leaves and how much processing does it take to make cocaine? A LOT. Is their chocolate in your coca cola? FREAKING DUH..and if you think that in the processing of cocoa nuts that the leaves don't sometimes slip in there--well your outta your mind. Especially in your fantastic imported dark chocolates-fair trade--ya know from places like BOLIVIA. LOL

This can't be real. No one is this stupid.
 
2010-04-23 03:01:34 AM
Cup_O_Jo: Cocoa also known as CHOCOLATE is in a nut.

Cocoaine also makes the best hair dressing.

hutnyk.files.wordpress.com
 
2010-04-23 03:01:38 AM
Raw, I'mma give it to ya
With no trivia
 
2010-04-23 03:03:42 AM
jingks: Cup_O_Jo: Cocoa also known as CHOCOLATE is in a nut.

Cocoaine also makes the best hair dressing.


I'm going out on a limb here, and I still don't think this could have been possibly overlooked, but you two surely understand that we are talking about COCA, not COCOA, right? Please?
 
2010-04-23 03:04:10 AM
What?!

i102.photobucket.com
 
2010-04-23 03:07:17 AM
cbcs: I'm going out on a limb here, and I still don't think this could have been possibly overlooked, but you two surely understand that we are talking about COCA, not COCOA, right? Please?

Is that directed at me or Cup_O_Jo? I can assure you I know how to spell cocaine.
 
2010-04-23 03:07:22 AM
9gag.com
 
2010-04-23 03:07:53 AM
While we are at it we really should be addressing the very real extremely addictive additive in coke. Caffeine. Im not going to jump on the soapbox and tell you all the dangers of it. Ask yourslef this question how many cups of coffee does North America drink a day,how easy would it be to not drink it for a day,a week?

And back to the cocaine issue.....
 
2010-04-23 03:09:15 AM
jingks: cbcs: I'm going out on a limb here, and I still don't think this could have been possibly overlooked, but you two surely understand that we are talking about COCA, not COCOA, right? Please?

Is that directed at me or Cup_O_Jo? I can assure you I know how to spell cocaine.


Cup_O_Jo. I'm pretty sure this rocket scientist was trying to say that blow comes from the same plant as Hershey's.
 
2010-04-23 03:09:43 AM
*yourself.....my spelling stinks this morning. And so does my grammer, im not correcting it though.
 
2010-04-23 03:10:24 AM
inthemiddleofitall: *yourself.....my spelling stinks this morning. And so does my grammer, im not correcting it though.

Indeed.
 
2010-04-23 03:16:01 AM
cbcs: Cup_O_Jo. I'm pretty sure this rocket scientist was trying to say that blow comes from the same plant as Hershey's.

Yeah, I'm not sure. I was going to post the "not sure if serious" image but was happily surprised a GIS of cocoaine actually produced some images.
 
2010-04-23 03:19:24 AM
Here is another interesting observation. Why do they still after all these years continue to call it Coca Cola if it contains neither.
 
2010-04-23 03:26:18 AM
inthemiddleofitall: Here is another interesting observation. Why do they still after all these years continue to call it Coca Cola if it contains neither.

The Civil War was neither civil, nor a war. Discuss.

Also... why do we park in a driveway, and DRIVE on a PARKWAY?

/madness, I tell ya
//btw, did you know that "flammable" and "inflammable" mean the SAME thing? boy did I find that out the hard way
 
2010-04-23 03:27:58 AM
Oznog: Hi, I'm Dr Rockso and I do COCA-COLLA!

Daer Oznog,
I am writing to thank you for posting Dr Rockso right before I head to bed.
warmest regards,
Penguini
/ps can't sleep clown will eat me
 
2010-04-23 03:30:44 AM
FlyingPenguini: /ps can't sleep clown will eat me

To be fair, that was a pretty creepy looking bed.
 
2010-04-23 03:30:45 AM
Don't call it a comeback...

It's something like a phenomenon, telling your body to come along.
 
2010-04-23 03:33:13 AM
inthemiddleofitall: While we are at it we really should be addressing the very real extremely addictive additive in coke. Caffeine. Im not going to jump on the soapbox and tell you all the dangers of it. Ask yourslef this question how many cups of coffee does North America drink a day,how easy would it be to not drink it for a day,a week?

And back to the cocaine issue.....


Coke has like 50 mg of caffeine... or 1/4 a normal cup of coffee. And by the way, caffeine is perfectly safe in every way unless your heart is already screwed to hell and gone.
 
2010-04-23 03:44:07 AM
war on drugs time!
Bolivia has oil, right?
 
2010-04-23 03:44:18 AM
yumpizza: Coke has like 50 mg of caffeine... or 1/4 a normal cup of coffee. And by the way, caffeine is perfectly safe in every way unless your heart is already screwed to hell and gone.

Other than that kidney stone thing.
 
2010-04-23 03:52:14 AM
jingks: cbcs: Cup_O_Jo. I'm pretty sure this rocket scientist was trying to say that blow comes from the same plant as Hershey's.

Yeah, I'm not sure. I was going to post the "not sure if serious" image but was happily surprised a GIS of cocoaine actually produced some images.


Fine, I'll do the heavy lifting.
i182.photobucket.com
 
2010-04-23 03:56:24 AM
FTA "Is it really fair to enforce our drug laws on Andean culture?"

No. No it isn't.
 
2010-04-23 04:04:09 AM
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2010-04-23 04:08:21 AM
Neo-Rio-101: Unavailable for commentfarking coke-a-roaches.
 
2010-04-23 04:18:42 AM
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2010-04-23 04:19:03 AM
texastag: FTA "Is it really fair to enforce our drug laws on Andean culture?"

No. No it isn't.


Agreed. But when has that ever stopped us?

/Remembers several years ago when drug czar nearly crapped himself when Canada wanted to decriminalize personal possession of marijuana because it's really not worth the effort.
//Someone explain to me again why we need a drug czar?
 
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