1892. While Coca-Cola was invented and first sold in 1888, the secret formula and brand was bought in 1889 by Asa Griggs Candler, who incorporated The Coca-Cola Company three years later. On 5 September, 1919, a consortium of businessmen led by Ernest Woodruff, Robert W. Woodruff's father, purchased The Coca-Cola Company for $25 million and it went on the New York stock market.
Find out about the history of Coca-Cola.
The World of Coca-Cola is a museum in Atlanta, Georgia, showcasing our 130-year history. It contains a host of entertainment areas, a behind-the-scenes look at the bottling process, a thrilling 4-D movie experience, never-before-displayed artefacts and even the vault where the secret formula is kept!
Find out more information on the official website and book your visit.
No. Our manufacturing plants in Israel are in Bnai Brak and Askelon, neither of which is in disputed territory. They are 100% owned by a private company, Central Bottling Company (CBC).
Did you know? Coca‑Cola may be a global brand but all our bottling operations are local. The first people to be hurt by any boycotts are our local employees, followed by the thousands of retailers, distributors, farmers and others throughout our supply chain
Diet Coke doesn’t contain any sugar - and has less than 1 calorie per 330ml can. We use a blend of low-calorie sweeteners to give it its great taste.
Find out how we're reducing sugar and calories across our range of drinks.
No. The caffeine in Coca‑Cola products is not addictive – and this includes Coca‑Cola, Diet Coke and Coke Zero. The Coca‑Cola Company has used caffeine as a safe ingredient for over 125 years and it is one of the most studied food and drink ingredients in the world.
For those people who prefer soft drinks made without caffeine, we provide a range of options including Caffeine-Free Diet Coke, Sprite, Lilt and Fanta.
Addiction is a term that is often
The Food Standards Agency recommends that if you live in the UK you should drink six to eight glasses of fluid per day. Staying hydrated is vital for every aspect of everyday life.
Sparkling drinks, both regular and low-calorie, contain between 85 and 99 per cent water, which means they can help quench thirst and count towards your recommended daily fluid intake.
We offer a range of drinks with and without calories that contribute to your daily liquid
No. Over the last few decades, we’ve expanded our range of drinks to include more than just sparkling soft drinks such as Coca-Cola, Sprite, Fanta, Dr Pepper and Lilt.
We also offer bottles of water such as glacéau smartwater, still drinks like Oasis, juice drinks like 5 Alive, herbal teas like Honest, and sports drinks such as Powerade.
Did you know? All of our sparkling soft drinks have a sugar-free version.
Watch our video about how
Yes. We believe it’s important for us to be active members of our local communities and to make a positive difference where we do business. We have a long history of bringing people together through our support of community projects and charities. Here are some of the projects we’re involved with:
Launched in 2014, ParkLives is delivered in partnership with local authorities and our charity partner StreetGames, and offers a long-term programme
About 2.5 billion. That’s for all our brands, which includes Fanta, Sprite, Dr Pepper and Lilt, as well as Coca-Cola.
Did you know? We sell fruit juices and water as well as sparkling soft drinks.
Find out what makes us a Great British business.
Ensuring the safety of our drinks is the most important priority for The Coca-Cola Company.
Leading regulatory authorities around the world recognise caramel colouring as safe for use in numerous foods and drinks, ranging from baked goods such as breads and cakes to dark beers to soups and soy sauce to colas.
In December 2012, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) reaffirmed the safe combined use of caramel colours, following a comprehensive