FAQ

Does Coca‑Cola promote any particular religion?

The Coca‑Cola Company is not political and we don't support individual countries, governments or political/religious causes. We take our responsibilities as a big company seriously and make frequent donations to charity. In the very rare cases when it turns out that the charity has political or religious goals we weren't aware of, we have removed our funding and ended our relationship with the charity in question.

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Coca‑Cola myths in the Middle East

When we served our first Coke in Atlanta over 128 years ago, we got people talking. People started telling their friends about a new drink called Coca‑Cola that was available at the local soda fountain. At the time, we also gave out ‘free trial’ coupons. This got people talking even more. Over the last 100 years or so word spread even further, and so did the places you could buy a Coke. And we are grateful to every person who shared a

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I recently got an email / text message from Coca‑Cola saying I had won a lot of money. Is this a scam?

We've learned of several emails and letters which falsely claim that the recipient has either won a sweepstake or been randomly selected for a cash prize from The Coca‑Cola Company. The Coca‑Cola Company is in no way associated with these emails, letters or programmes. We're currently investigating the situation and have found some common traits that can hopefully help you to identify a hoax letter or email. The letters are written to look official

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Is it true that if you leave a tooth/piece of meat/2p coin in a glass of Coca‑Cola overnight it will totally dissolve?

This is a popular urban legend, and totally untrue. Coca‑Cola will not dissolve teeth or meat overnight. There is a small amount of edible acid present in many foods, including fruit juices and soft drinks such as Coca‑Cola, but these foods are not acidic enough to harm your body tissues - in fact, your own natural stomach acid is more acidic. Any food or drink that contains sugars and starches, including calorific sparkling drinks, can

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Is it true that Santa traditionally wears red because of Coca‑Cola?

No. It's widely believed that today's Santa wears a red suit because that’s the colour associated with Coca‑Cola, but this isn’t the case. Before the Coca‑Cola Santa was even created, St Nick had appeared in numerous illustrations and written descriptions wearing a scarlet coat. However, it is true that Coca‑Cola advertising played a big role in shaping the jolly, rotund character we know and love today. In 1931, Coca‑Cola

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Can Coca‑Cola be used as a household cleaner?

This rumour has taken on many forms, claiming that Coca‑Cola, due to its acidic nature, can be used to clean toilets and corrosion from car batteries, loosen a rusted bolt and remove rust spots from car bumpers, remove grease from clothing, clean road haze from windshields, cook a steak, dissolve teeth and bake a moist ham. The last one, baking a ham basted with Coca‑Cola produces, is actually true and does produce a delicious gravy! There

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