INTERESTING FACTS: Coka Cocaine

Someone posted this meme…

I reposted and one of my former students didn’t realize cocaine was actually used in Coca-Cola.

Coca-Cola arrived in 1885, not as a soft drink, but as a medicinal soda. Yes, it contained the coca leaf but most medicines did in that era.

By 1901, there was barely enough coca leaf to even matter. By 1929, it was fully removed from the soft drink.

I first learned about it in high school at the Indiana State Fair.

One of my favorite exhibits was the Hooks Drug Store Museum. It was fascinating.

One of the exhibits of Coca-Cola described the early years. Cocaine.

If you’re ever at The Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis, be sure to check out the Hooks Museum!

About Wright Flyer Guy

Darin is a single adoptive father, a teacher, playwright, and musical theatre director from Kettering, Ohio.
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