What addiction? The weird world of medical advise.

Substances we now know to be highly addictive and even lethal weren’t always seen that way. In the late 19th and early 20th century heroin was seen as a cough medicine and coca cola’s secret ingredient was cocaine.(Have a coke and a smile) Cigarettes were  recommended for pregnant women. Even arsenic was used in confectioneryContinue reading “What addiction? The weird world of medical advise.”

Fanta and the Third reich

Prior to the outbreak of the second world war, Coca-Cola’s only unqualified success on the international scene was its bottling operations in Nazi Germany. Sales records were being set year after year in that venue, and by 1939 Coca-Cola had 43 bottling plants and more than 600 local distributors in that country. Fanta originated as a result of difficulties importing Coca-Cola syrup into NaziContinue reading “Fanta and the Third reich”