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Things Go Better With Coca-Cola August 11, 2021

Posted by nrhatch in Food & Drink, Humor, Travel & Leisure.

Coca-Cola has been around for a LONG time.  In that’s sense, it’s an antique!

An antique with an instantly recognizable logo on a cheery cherry background.

The Coca-Cola logo was created by John Pemberton’s bookkeeper, Frank Mason Robinson, in 1885.[94] Robinson came up with the name and chose the logo’s distinctive cursive script. The writing style used, known as Spencerian Script, was developed in the mid-19th century and was the dominant form of formal handwriting in the United States during that period.[95]

Robinson also played a significant role in early Coca-Cola advertising. His promotional suggestions to Pemberton included giving away thousands of free drink coupons and plastering the city of Atlanta with publicity banners and streetcar signs.[96]

Coca-Cola came under scrutiny in Egypt in 1951 because of a conspiracy theory that the Coca-Cola logo, when reflected in a mirror, spells out “No Mohammed no Mecca” in Arabic.[97]

Yup.  Ice cold Coca-Cola has been around since long before inflation whittled away at the purchasing power of the wooden nickel.

What’s your favorite soft drink?

Or would you prefer something harder?

Aah . . . that’s better!


1. Rivergirl - August 11, 2021

My husband has a nice collection of vintage Coca Cola items. He’d love that old cooler though…

nrhatch - August 11, 2021

Any of the three would look FAB in your Barn Bar!

2. Rivergirl - August 11, 2021

And while I don’t drink a lot of soda, if I do… it’s Coke.

nrhatch - August 11, 2021

I tend toward Ginger Ale as a mixer, but Coke is my 2nd choice.

Rivergirl - August 11, 2021

Oh, I don’t like it as a mixer. Just a sugar loaded sip once in a while.

nrhatch - August 11, 2021

Gotcha! Your cocktails are WAY more interesting than mine. :mrgreen:

3. Ally Bean - August 11, 2021

If I drink a soda, Coke is my favorite. I drink about 2 per year so I might not be their best customer.

nrhatch - August 11, 2021

Same here, Ally. I use Ginger Ale as a mixer with whiskey, bourbon, rye, etc. . . . and grab a Coke as a mixer at parties if there’s no Ginger Ale available.

4. Behind the Story - August 11, 2021

Sometimes I’ve gone years without drinking a soft drink, but during the pandemic, a few of us started having a weekly Zoom happy hour which encouraged me to have the occasional rum and coke with lots of lime. It is delicious.

nrhatch - August 11, 2021

Good choice of a drink, Nicki! We are going to an actual Happy Hour at a friend’s house tomorrow. First time since Co-Vid arrived on our shores!

5. Kate Crimmins - August 12, 2021

I don’t drink a lot of soda but Coke is my fav. My uncle had an auto garage and he had a Coke chest where you helped yourself. It was the highlight of his shop for me.

nrhatch - August 12, 2021

Yes! As a kid, helping myself to soda = PRICELESS!

6. L. Marie - August 12, 2021

I love the vintage Coke stuff that you find at tiny touristy stores and Cracker Barrel.

nrhatch - August 12, 2021

One reason I love perusing antique stores is to see all the cool memorabilia . . . including vintage Coke stuff.

7. Debra - August 13, 2021

I had a serious diet Coke “addiction” earlier in my life. At one point I really had to wean myself off of it, and it wasn’t easy. My aunt and uncle had an old coke machine and I don’t remember what coins it took. It probably wasn’t as old as the nickel one, but we kids thought it was the coolest thing! 🙂

nrhatch - August 13, 2021

Glad you overcame your addiction! As a kid, I preferred Orange, Grape, Root Beer, and Ginger Ale to Coke. As a weight conscious teen ~> Diet Pepsi or Fresca. But food addictions are no laughing matter. They can haunt us for years.

Just ask that empty bag of Doritos over there in the corner . . . 😛

I loved buying sodas from Coke machines with a glass door that revealed the colorful bottle caps of choices still available.

8. Erica/Erika - August 22, 2021

Hi Nancy, Coca-Cola is a cultural phenomenon and the jingles are ingrained in my mind. Great advertising. I may have had Coca-Cola only once or twice in my life. Interesting about the conspiracy theory.

You remind me about one of Malcolm Gladwell’s books where he talks about the ‘new Coke.’ Something about testing, marketing, spending millions and then finding it did not go over well. The initial tasting went well……after a few subsequent sips people did not like it….it did not sell well. Even the big wigs get it wrong sometimes. Thanks for an interesting post, Nancy. 🙂

nrhatch - August 22, 2021

I remember the rise and demise of New Coke. People tried it and insisted on having tried and true Coke returned to shelves . . . and further insisted that New Coke be shelved for good. 😛

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.
~ Margaret Mead

Erica/Erika - August 23, 2021

Wow! A beautiful quote! Our planet needs this energy today and always ❤️

nrhatch - August 23, 2021

True. Here’s hoping we apply it in the right direction at the right time!

Erica/Erika - August 27, 2021

Hi again, here, Nancy….I just now shared the quote you highlighted here by Margaret Mead. Jude from Dr. Sock Writes here wrote an interesting and informative article about some of the challenges on our planet and specificially on The Island. This quote is perfect and helps me begin my day. 🙂

nrhatch - August 27, 2021

Oh, I’m so glad that the quote resonated with you. It’s usually applied to more serious subjects than old vs. new coke . . . but it is a terrific quote to inspire us to action! Go Team!

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