Coke And Pepsi Contain Alcohol New Research Finds

Originally posted June 2012

Coke and Pepsi contain alcohol and probably always have according to new research findings.

The findings by the French National Institute of Consumption (INC) have come as a shock to many who have thought that by having a soft drink they are abstaining from alcohol.

It has caused concern among religous groups, drivers and other people who have chosen to be teetotal yet who may have been consuming alcohol in their favourite soft drinks witout even knowing it.

The research was carried out on cola drinks from major brands as well as supermarket own brands and suggest that the alcohol levels are around 10mg in every litre – about 0.001 per cent alcohol by volume.

Interestingly however, it is only the major brands including Coca Cola, Pepsi Cola and Coke Zero that contain alcohol – there was no alcohol found in any supermarket colas.

It’s unclear how the alcohol gets incorporated in to the drinks because both Coke and Pepsi say alcohol is not an ingredient in their recipes. One likely cause is alcohol is formed through the fermentation of organic ingredients during production.

A spokesperson for Coca Coca said Coca-Cola drinks were ‘soft’ and recognised as such ‘by the government authorities in which they are sold’.

Coca Cola was invented by pharmacist John Stith Pemberton in 1886. Coca-Cola currently offers more than 500 brands in over 200 countries or territories and serves 1.6 billion servings each day. Pepsi was also invented by a pharmacist in 1893, and was named Pepsi Cola after the pepsin and cola nuts used in the recipe.



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