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What An 1894 Bottle Of Coca-Cola Containing Cocaine Looked Like
By Alia Hoyt
Elon Musk’s regular friend on Twitterverse, software developer Pranay Pathole, posted an image of the very first Coca-Cola bottle, writing, "This is the first publicly sold bottle of Coca-Cola in 1894 which contained 3.5 grams of cocaine. Bring it back." The bottle can be best described as "old-timey," with the words "delicious" and "refreshing" at the top.
Commenter @isabuhari1 marveled over the modern-day value of the original drink, noting that a cursory online search revealed that one gram of cocaine today costs about $35. "If a bottle contains 3.5 grams of cocaine, that means Coca-Cola was the most expensive drink at that time. Who was drinking it then? Billionaires??" they tweeted.
Twitter user @rozenbottle pointed out to many confused people that the image shows a bottle of syrup: "You were not supposed to take a 3.5-gram cocaine in one drink," they said. At the time the product was concentrated, as the directions on the label say to "fill glass with large stream of soda water stirring with a spoon that Coca-Cola may be thoroughly mixed."