Something to think about - 1 coke is a good thing - 20 cokes not such a good thing...
We went to the Coke-Cola Museum Sunday after church. It was a hot summery day - blistering hot My grandson has wanted to see it for a long time - so we thought why not.
Their parking lot was closed because it was filled so we parked in the Georgia Aquarium Parking lot just a little further.
Walked to the museum and not too bad of a wait.
We entered the wonderful world of Coke. Now Atlanta had a big part in the Coke business and we have a tremendous amount of history in Coke-Cola too.
This is from their website The World Of Coke
"Coca-Cola history began in 1886 when the curiosity of an Atlanta pharmacist, Dr. John S. Pemberton, led him to create a distinctive tasting soft drink that could be sold at soda fountains. He created a flavored syrup, took it to his neighborhood pharmacy, where it was mixed with carbonated water and deemed "excellent" by those who sampled it. Dr. Pemberton's partner and bookkeeper, Frank M. Robinson, is credited with naming the beverage "Coca-Cola" as well as designing the trademarked, distinct script, still used today." (He doodle it by name on a piece of scratch paper).
Did you know? The first servings of Coca-Cola were sold for 5 cents per glass. During the first year, sales averaged a modest nine servings per day in Atlanta. Today, daily servings of Coca-Cola beverages are estimated at 1.6 Billion globally.
You can go read more history - it's fascinating - however I love history and I live in Atlanta so I am not sure if I am biased.
So I will show some photos and explain a little about them.
You walk in and see about 15 huge and different bottles of cokes - maybe more.
Pemberton making his coke formula.
Grandson at the soda fountain - the only way coke could be distributed at first. Each one was made individually. They would put the coke in - the water - then the fizzle!
Old memorabilia. Worth a lot of $$$ if you have any.
Batman er I mean grandson holding one of the actual Olympic Touches - a proud sponsor of the Olympics.
The bottling process today - coke is 90% water.
Now I am going to tell you the story I was told there. This is THE VAULT.
He told us this was where the one and only copy of the coke formula lives today. (???)
TAH DAH - THIS IS THE VAULT ITSELF!
NOW HERE IS WHERE THE LESSON COMES IN ABOUT LIMITING THE AMOUNT OF COKES YOU DRINK-
Almost every continent has it's own version of coke and some of it's own made by coke.
They have a fountain for every coke product made by country. It also makes Vitamin Water - Power Ade - and Dasani Water.
Here are the fountains:
You can see the problems starting here. There are these cups, all the fountains, for free, and an 11 year old that loves coke.
Not a great shot I admit - but the cute tyke told his mom that that one tasted good - but he lied!
I didn't get the other countries I guess, but of course North American had one and they had a huge room filled with cokes beside. Ever see that big machine that can make like a 100 different flavors. They had 20 of them!
Okay Latin America.
The lesson - what NOT to do at the Coke Museum -
Okay that was our little adventure and lesson for the day. Enjoy a coke, but just one.
THOUGHT OF THE DAY:
Coke commissioned Norman Rockwell to paint about 8 pictures. They have found 4 - if you have one of them hanging around - they will buy if from you and you can retire!