This "intellectual beverage" and temperance drink (after they took the alcohol out) contains the valuable tonic and nerve stimulant properties of the Coca plant and cola (or Kola) nuts. Or it used to, until they took the cocaine out. But why did they do that
? Not because it was illegal--that didn't happen until eleven years later.
posted by Obscure Reference
on Feb 10, 2013 -
Wanna Fanta? Don'tuwanna wanna Fanta? You don't support the Jews do you?
Once the U.S. entered World War II in 1941, German Coca-Cola head Max Keith
(pronounced Kite) was no longer able to get Coca-Cola syrup and so invented
out of cheese by-products and apple cider for the Nazis.
According to Snopes
who went with a report prepared by an investigator commissioned by
to examine Max Keith's actions, it was all quite noble. Of course that
doesn't address what was happening before
. But in all fairness that the Coca- Cola only in rare instances
posted by Smedleyman
on May 31, 2006 -