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Coca Cola is a good example of one of many carbonated soft drinks that is distributed in more than two hundred countries. Its original intention was essentially patent medicine when it was invented by John Pemberton in late 19th century. Coca Cola was essentially a concentrate made from Coca leaf (cocaine) and kola nuts (caffeine), that was then distributed to be carbonated and redistributed. The incorporation of cola was removed in 1903, but it still contains the coca flavoring without the Cocaine. Coca Cola contains 46 mg of caffeine per 12 fluid oz.

The main ingredients of Coca Cola today are carbonated water, Sugar (sucrose or high-fructose corn syrup), Caffeine, Phosphoric Acid v. caramel (E150D), and undisclosed natural flavoring. A can of coke is 12 oz and contains 39 grams of carbs, 50 mg of sodium, 0 grams of fat, 0 grams of potassium and 140 calories.

Furthermore certain cases have been reported that the sugar replacement used in diet coke, if used in concentrated amounts can cause blindness due to methanol production in the body. Diet coke has also been known cause for cancer in the body.
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maybe-paper-hearts Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Student Photographer
bardzo podoba mi sie, ze w czesci z twoich prac  dominuja ciemne kolory a jednak czesc detali pozostaje widocznych, nie ma sie wrazenia, ze to 'niedoswietlone' zdjecie.
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RawPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012   Photographer
I have never really been a soda fan... I used to drink it sporadically, but I stopped for about 3 or 4 months, and when I drank one again it was absolutely disgusting. I think we've just become so accustomed to this fake food that we don't realize how bad it tastes. That's why I stay organic and farm fresh as often as possible. Better for you and man it tastes better too.
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kayjensen Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional Photographer
drkinking cola now.. addicted :D
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5letters Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
good - just good !!
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gigglsprite Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010
Nice photo.
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B9CC1D Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I also found out that there is only one country in the world that Coca-Cola is not the top selling soft-drink. In Scotland the top seller is Barr's Irn-Bru (which totally ROCKS!)
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BluDevil93 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Student Photographer
It's a fact! Diet Coke is tasteless crap :P
Another fact! This is a cool photo :):XD:
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vrupatel Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Amen, the only thing that will replace a sugar will be another sugar. Artificial sugars just don't do the job and have tons of chemical side effects. Thank you for the flattery hahah :D
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BluDevil93 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Student Photographer
Most welcome my friend :)
Any Christmas shots from your gallery yet? I've noticed that everyone's preparing early this year, or maybe it's just here in Edinburgh =P
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vrupatel Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Hahaha funny you should mention that, im working on an idea and will end up photographing it before christmas. Anyway, the christmas decorations go up way before halloween decorations in america, especially in shopping malls. Its kind of surreal really. The maple hasn't even turned orange yellow and fallen to the ground before they put up fake snow on the trees.
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