Coca-Cola was originally made with cocaine.
True or False?
There was a very small trace amount, and it was completely gone by 1929. Here's the deal: Coke contains extracts from the coca plant, which is also where cocaine comes from, and back in the early days, they didn't have the cocaine extraction process we have in place today. That was partly because it wouldn't be perfected until '29, but also because people drinking the first Cokes in the late 1800s didn't know the drug was bad for them. Once everyone wised up, the soda company figured out how to remove the traces. Nowadays you just get high on the 44g of sugar.
Kristin Hunt is a food/drink staff writer for Thrillist. Some of her strongest friendships are built on cheeseburgers. Follow her at @kristin_hunt.