What's in Coke?

I love Coke. I didn't use to care for it as much until SO gave me a cold-freezing Coke one day, and that was it! I soon discovered the homemade Coke slushy! The half icy, half liquid Coke is excellent even when I am freezing my butt off after wards.

After so many years of birthdays, and holidays, SO runs out of ideas for presents. While we were dating flowers were great, especially if they looked like the ones the Paterson NJ flowers delivery brings. They have so many selections to choose from, such as orchids, plants and chocolate treats. And often times, you will get the vase free.

But back to the now reality. It's Cherry Coke with 260 calories per bottle versus the regular Coke of 130 calories! ADDICTed is my name, even when I know how Coke could be so bad with all the possibilities below. And to keep up with my alphabet friends with the letter G today, the new action require should be Give-up already!

-(*)The active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid. It will dissolve a nail in about four days.
-Phosphoric acid is used to clean the rust off cars before they are primed and painted. Use Coke instead!!
-Phosphoric acid also leaches calcium from bones and is a major contributor to the rising increase of osteoporosis.
-You can put a T-bone steak in a bowl of Coke and the steak will be gone in two days.
-To carry Coca-Cola syrup (the concentrate) the commercial trucks must display a Hazardous Materials Alert Card reserved for highly corrosive materials.
-There is enough citric acid in Coke to remove stains from vitreous china such as toilet bowls!!
-The distributors of Coke have been using it to clean the engines of their trucks for about 20 years!
-To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers: Rub the bumper with a rumpled-up piece of aluminum foil dipped in Coca-Cola.
-To clean corrosion from car battery terminals: Pour a can of Coca-Cola over the terminals to bubble away the corrosion.
-To loosen a rusted bolt: Apply a cloth soaked in Coca-Cola to the rusted bolt for several minutes. (Who needs WD40?)
-To remove grease from clothes: Empty a can of Coke into washing machine of greasy clothes, add detergent, and run through a regular cycle. The Coca-Cola will help loosen and get rid of all the grease stains.
-Coke will also clean road haze and grease from your car windscreen. Add it to your car water bottle!!!To clean a toilet: Pour a can of Coca-Cola into the toilet bowl and let the "real thing" sit for one hour, then flush clean. The citric acid in Coke removes stains from vitreous china.
-In many American states the highway patrol carries two gallons of Coke to remove blood from the road after a car accident.
-To bake a moist ham: Empty a can of Coca-Cola into the baking pan, wrap the ham in aluminum foil, and bake. Thirty minutes before ham is finished, remove the foil, allowing the drippings to mix with the Coke for a sumptuous brown gravy.

*Coke source from email, author unknown.
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  1. Wow! I use to like it! It's a wonder I have any teeth left!
    A thought provoking post for ABC Wednesday - thanks so much for contributing.
    ABC Team

  2. I've been trying to give up diet cherry Pepsi. Had one today, but it was only the 1st this week, rather than 1 or 2/day.

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  3. Not really like soda drinks..Just join the Rednesday....See you.

  4. There is nothing like a Coke from McDonald's...there's is simply THE best...it burns going down!! YUM!

    m ^..^

  5. That's why I drink beer instead! Cheers!

  6. Thanks for the heads up. I might try using coke to clean my bathroom this weekend. =)

    Fun but quite a scary trivia.

    ABCW Team

  7. Wow! I'm going to print this out and pass it around! Great hints not only for "fixing" things but also pretty good reasons NOT to drink the stuff! Great post...

    ABCW Team

  8. This kind of moves the fun out of drinking it and converts it to the cleaning category. Who'd have thunk? :)

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  10. Sorry, I'm a (caffeine-free diet) Pepsi girl! But, I'm sure it has the acid in it, too!

  11. We drink it on some rare occasions..
    interesting take on G.

  12. Interesting ... and scary. I have no idea how many cans or bottles of Coca-Colas I've had in years. But thanks for posting this. I will try to avoid the Coke addiction.

  13. Ha ha! None of this is true! It was an urban legend that was debunked some years ago. If you Google "coca cola acids snopes", you'll see the first entry that comes up is about this very list.

  14. I used to drink a lot of Diet Coke but now only Sprite Zero when I do have a soda. Mostly I drink water.


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