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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Jack and Coke

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If you had invested $10,000 in Coca-Cola 50 years ago, you'd be sitting on a 6200% gain
 without reinvesting your dividends.

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When originally created,
Coca-Cola's two key ingredients were cocaine and caffeine.

Coca-Cola now uses a cocaine-free coca leaf extract prepared at a Stepan Company plant in Maywood, New Jersey.

In the United States, the Stepan Company is the only manufacturing plant authorized by the Federal Government to import and process the coca plant, which it obtains mainly from Peru and, to a lesser extent, Bolivia. Besides producing the coca flavoring agent for Coca-Cola, the Stepan Company extracts cocaine from the coca leaves, which it sells to Mallinckrodt, a St. Louis, Missouri, pharmaceutical manufacturer that is the only company in the United States licensed to purify cocaine for medicinal use.

(If you do not drink Coca-Cola on a regular basis, it is still a good headache medicine)

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Jack Daniels' signature whiskey is the Old No. 7 brand. There were not 6 previous incarnations, and the secret of the 7's real meaning died with the original Mr. Jack Daniels.

Moore County, Tennessee, where Jack is distilled, is still a dry county. However, the distillery is exempt from the law and sells Gentlemen Jack in its gift shop.


  1. I never was much of a soda drinker. I always (even at a younger age) got my kick from coffee. A six pack of coke will linger in my fridge for months.

    1. I do not usually drink any kind of soda, but will use Coke if I have a headache. This is some of my husbands photography.

  2. Yum!!!lol,,,I only buy Coke in the bottles at Costco and they come from Mexico. They are the only ones I have found that do not contain high fructose corn syrup...just plain old fashion sugar. Those must have been some high powered Coke drinks in the day with cocaine and caffiene!

  3. I learned about drinking coke for a headache some years ago. It sure does work. Good information post.

  4. Rarely drink soda but did prefer the Mexico Coke. If you owned stock in CocaCola in Mexico you'd own the country.

  5. Interesting! I Knew about the groth of the company but did not know it originally had coccaine in it.

  6. Great picture and interesting information. Haven't had any soda in years but was a pepsi fan in the day. Wonder what's the difference?

  7. What a great way to start the morning.

    No! No with a Jack and Coke. What I meant was learning something I did not know. I found it very interesting.

    Now I will say Jack and Coke is good at the proper time.

    Thanks for the post.

  8. You husband obviously had a great sense of humor. Coke in moderation is also good for an upset stomach.


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