Coca‑Cola is the world’s favourite soft drink and has been enjoyed since 1886.
It was invented by Dr John S Pemberton and first went on sale at Jacob’s Pharmacy in Atlanta, Georgia. It was actually Dr Pemberton’s bookkeeper, Frank M Robinson, who invented the now world famous red-and-white logo with its special Spencerian script.
Coca‑Cola arrived in Britain in 1900, when Charles Candler brought a jug of syrup with him on a visit to England. Later, in the early 1920s, it went on sale in Selfridges and at the London Coliseum.
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