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Wednesday, December 14, 2005

A New Soft Drink for 2006...

It’s no secret that Coca-Cola used to contain cocaine. Real, coca-leaf-extracted, Wall-Street-quality blow, right in the soda. Once cocaine hit the banned substances list in the early 1900’s, they had to find something to replace the energy boost from the nose candy, and caffeine was that substance.

Coke’s forumla apparently still relies on coca leaf extracts, but the cocaine has been removed chemically. I imagine the process not dissimilar from the unholy removal of caffeine from coffee beans. Sometime between then and now, Coke switched coca leaf suppliers from a Colombian-based supplier to a Peruvian-based supplier. This has got some Colombian’s panties in a knot, and instead of just bitching, he’s done something about it: create a soda with cocaine. According to sources, the drink “is the colour of cider, has a tea-like aroma and is described as tasting like a cross between lemonade and ginger ale.”

The drink is called Coca Sec, and will be distributed to the areas surrounding the creator, and eventually to larger cities like Bogota. Obviously, getting the drink to other countries, specifically the United States, will be a problem because of the cocaine, but it’s something to keep in mind if you visit Colombia. Just uh.. you know.. don’t get kidnapped or anything.

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