design
Does a £12 Glass Built Just for Coke Actually Improve the Taste?

Any discerning oenophile will tell you that the shape of a wine glass can make a huge difference in your imbibing experience. On the other hand, that could just be a bunch of bullshit. Either way, Riedel decided to do for Coke what it's spent decades doing for pinot: design a glass scientifically optimised for taste. We decided to test it out for ourselves. Read More >>

networks
Your Next Coke Could Come With Internet Access

Looks like the way we drink soda is about to get a whole lot smarter—or, at the very least, more connected. OpenStack Engineering Manager Alavaro Lopez Ortega stumbled across the fact that The Coca Cola Company recently registered no less than 16 million MAC (media access control) addresses. The question is: What exactly is Coke planning on doing with that much networked hardware? Read More >>

wtf
Coke Had to Cancel a Contest After a Bottle Cap Called Someone "Retard"

It's no fun to be called names, but usually you only have to worry about it from people. That's not always the case, as a Canadian woman learned when she cracked open a refreshing Vitamin water and was met with "YOU RETARD." That's one hell of a glitch.
It wasn't just a mouthy bottle of Vitamin Water though. The whole thing was apparently part of a (ill-advised) sweepstakes by parent company Coca-Cola. The idea was that the caps would match a random English word (i.e. "you") with a French word (i.e. "retard"), and players could collect caps to make silly sentences. Wackiness ensues! Except not. Read More >>

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Dropping Stuff Off of a Building Is Exactly What Slow Motion Is For

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a thing falling off a building is in want of slow motion. And if you needed any proof, here's a big ol' heap. Read More >>

design
Coke's New Bottle Is Seriously Cool

Don't you just hate it when your bottle of Coke gets warm in the blazing summer sun we occasionally get here? And that when you're done drinking, you're left lugging around an empty plastic bottle? Well, not any more, because Coca Cola's just started making bottles entirely out of ice. Read More >>

design
All Soft Drink Cans Should Be This Easy to Share

Sharing a drink with someone when they can take a sip from the other side of your glass is reasonably acceptable. But that's just not possible with a canned beverage. You either agree to share their germs, or refuse to share at all. It's an age-old conundrum that Coca-Cola has finally solved with a two-in-one can that twists apart to make sharing easy. Read More >>

wtf
Coca Cola's Secret Recipe Supposedly Up for Sale on eBay

A treasure hunter claims to have found the secret recipe to Coca Cola's unique and heavily-guarded syrup in a box of letters dating back to 1943. Want to know if it's the real deal? £3 million is the price of entry. Read More >>

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What Kind of Sorcery Lets You Filter Water Out of Coke?

I have so many questions about being able to filter water out of coke. I don't even care why. But does it taste like Coke-flavoured water? Or water-flavoured coke? Or maybe even just carbonated sugar water without the cola? The guy makes it seem like it tastes disgusting, and that's the complete opposite of Coca Cola. Does that mean Crystal Pepsi is hiding inside Coke? Read More >>

health
A Woman Died from Drinking Too Much Coca Cola

It always seemed like a scare tactic that fat fearing parents would tell their sugar loving kids: if you drink too much Coke, you could die! (okay, maybe in a not so morbid way) But a woman actually died from drinking too much Coke. The coroner blamed the 30-year-old woman's 10L-a-day Coke problem — as in Coca Cola — as the reason for her death. Read More >>

food
The Secret Algorithm That Controls Everything About Orange Juice

If you ever wondered how orange juice can always taste so damn perfect every time you have it, it's because of an algorithm. Coca Cola, which makes Simply Orange and Minute Maid, has an algorithm called the "Black Book" which allows it to standardize Mother Nature. It's crazy. Read More >>

stunts
If You Want Me To Sing In Public You'll Have To Do Better Than a Free Coke

Coca-Cola has long been associated with the holidays: from polar bears with questionable diets, to the myth that the company created our modern image of the man in red. But this year the company's Christmas marketing efforts completely miss the mark. Instead of turning caffeine addicts into spies for a free bottle of sugar water, Coke vending machines in Europe are giving out free soda in exchange for karaoked Christmas carols. Read More >>

wtf
In China They Have Pepsi Flavoured Crisps

Soft drink-flavoured snacks sound like something invented by a lazy stoner, but apparently chicken wings cooked in Coca-Cola are a popular comfort food in China. So hey, the fact that Pepsi Chicken-flavoured crisps are launching over there isn't that surprising. Read More >>

fitmodo
How Much Exercise Is Needed To Burn Off a Can Of Coke?

More and more companies are getting on board this whole ‘truth in advertising’ push, including Coca-Cola who’ve posted this online calculator on its UK site that figures out how much exercise you’ll need to shed that sugar water. Is 70 minutes of ironing really worth that kick of caffeine? [Coca-Cola via Pocket-lint] Read More >>

advertising
What's It Like to Spend One Minute as James Bond?

Most marketing stunts are just plain annoying, but every once in a while one comes along that doesn't make you completely hate the company behind it. Such is the case with this cross-promotion for Coke Zero and the new James Bond movie, Skyfall, which turned unsuspecting travelers into James Bond for one very exciting minute. Read More >>

design week
10 Great and British Designs, Handpicked by Two Eagle-Eyed Design Critics

Tim Greenhalgh of FITCH writes... "Design is everywhere, and there is almost nothing that you use or see everyday that has, in fact, not been designed in some way...but is it great? For me, great design makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand to attention – it’s transformational and makes you view the regular world around you in a totally new way. It's remarkable because after seeing it, you want to tell someone/everyone about it: ”have you seen…!” Read More >>

design week
10 of the Best Coke Bottle (and Can) Designs

Unlike their main competitor, Pepsi, Coca-Cola have kept the same classic logo ever since their inception in 1885! They have however changed a few things along the way. Particularly the design of their bottles and cans. The bottle design that most of us recognise was praised by none other than Andy Warhol, as "a design icon". We take a look at the morphology of the fizzy stuff over the years. Read More >>

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