Stop Mixing Drinks With Coke and Pepsi – They’ve Already Got Booze In ‘Em
While most of us have grown accustom to chasing booze with dark sodas, a shocking new study reveals that products like Coca-Cola and Pepsi already have the alcohol built in. No wonder those polar bears were able to do all that cool stuff around Christmas time.
If you’re worried, though, about becoming part of Pepsi’s alcoholic generation — don’t. You’d have to slam down nearly 13,000 cans before your blood alcohol content would register nearly enough to land you a trip to the pokey with a DUI — or in jail because you did something dumb while on a booze bender.
That’s the good news. The bad news is that even though these popular beverages only contain as little as 10 mg of alcohol in every liter (about 0.001 percent), millions of people who choose to drink Cola products versus alcoholic beverages for reasons of health, safety or religion are — naturally — really ticked off.
Coca-Cola France suggests that traces of alcohol in their beverages likely come from manufacturing the drink according to its “secret recipe,” while others believe the phenomenon stems from speed freak line workers who are dipping too much into the caffeine barrel and hooching up the batch before it gets bottled.
Either way, both companies propose that minute traces of alcohol can be produced by the fermentation of fruit. However, upon looking at a Cola can to see what kind of fruit goes into making a carbonated beverage we were unable to find one.
It’s starting to look like our speed freak hoocher theory might just be right on target.