The Real Thing
Orange Vanilla Coke shipped to stores in February – Coca-Cola's first new flavor for drinkers of sugared and sugar-free colas since 2007. Since it was first poured in 1886, Coca-Cola has become America's sugary beverage of choice, but fans can forget what a long, winding path it's taken to get there. From a heady early history of drug-infused secret formulas to outer-space stunts and flavor flops, the story of Coke involves plenty of weird and wild tales that fans of the fizzy soda might not know. Here are some fascinating facts about Coca-Cola to share with friends the next time you sip the real thing.