Now don’t get too excited and start downing these soft drinks to get a buzz; but researchers at the Paris-based National Institute of Consumption have discovered that Pepsi and Coca-Cola both contain a very small amount of alcohol. 19 different colas where tested and it was found that a majority of cheap sodas where alcohol free. However, Coca-Cola, Pepsi Cola, Coca-Cola Classic Light and Coke Zero contained about 10 mg of alcohol per liter.
This amount of alcohol is negligible though.
A spokesperson for Coca-Cola commented, “Coca-Cola is recognized as a non-alcoholic beverage and we do not add alcohol as an ingredient. Trace levels of alcohol can occur naturally in many foods and beverages. Governments and religious organizations have recognised that such minute levels are considered acceptable in non-alcoholic foods and beverages. Our products are safe and meet the safety requirements, laws and practices in every country where our brands are sold.”