Today on Days to Remember we celebrate how on February 19th 1985, Cherry Coke was introduced by the Coca-Cola Company.
Coca-Cola tested Cherry Coke on an audience at the 1982 World’s Fair.
After the introduction of Cherry Coke and the failure of New Coke the drink then entered mainstream production during the summer of 1985.
Cherry Coke, which by 2007 had been renamed Coca-Cola Cherry in the U.S. and some other countries, was the third variation of Coca-Cola at that time – the others being Coca-Cola Classic and Diet Coke – and the first flavored Coke.
What’s in Cherry Coke?
Well you must know it has carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup, caramel color, phosphoric acid, natural flavors, and caffeine the caffeine inside cherry coke is 35 milligrams.
It has the same caffeine content as regular coke but with a distinctive cherry flavor.
Cherry Coke also come in Diet and Zero versions, which are zero calorie but all have the same caffeine content.
If Cherry Coke was made out of real cherry flavor chances are no one would be able to afford to buy cherry coke.
I happen to love cherries, but around the summer time when they do come out to buy for the consumer its five dollars a pound to buy cherries which is why the Coke Company never put the real taste of cherries inside Cherry Coke.
Did you know cherries are super food?
Scientific studies have shown that anthocyanin’s in the cherries are found to act like anti-inflammatory drugs by blocking the actions of enzymes cyclooxygenase-1 and 2. Thus, consumption of cherries may offer potential health effects against chronic painful episodes such as gout arthritis, fibromyalgia (painful muscle condition) and sports injuries.
Not like most fruits if you ate them before you go to sleep it would probably give you a burst of energy making it hard for you to fall asleep, but did you know eating cherries at night can help you fall asleep faster?
Cherries compose of melatonin anti-oxidant. Melatonin can cross the blood-brain barrier easily and has soothing effects on the brain neurons, calming down nervous system irritability. It, thus, can help relieve neurosis, insomnia and headache problems.
Now if they just put that in Cherry Coke life would so much simpler, as we celebrate today how on February 19th 1985, Cherry Coke was introduced by the Coca-Cola Company.
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