According to tests carried out by the Paris-based National Institute of Consumption (INC) more than half of leading colas including Coca-Cola & Pepsi contain traces of alcohol.
The revelation of the scientific research published in France has caused concern among those who choose the carbonated soft drink for religious, health or safety reasons.
These include the brand leaders Coca-Cola and Pepsi Cola, while it is mainly only cheap supermarket versions of the drink which are alcohol-free.
‘60 Million Consumers’, the French magazine, publishes the results of the tests in its latest issue.
They suggest that the alcohol levels are as low as 10mg in every litre, and this works out at around 0.001 per cent alcohol.
But the figures will still be enough to upset the thousands of Muslims who regularly drink Cola because their religion forbids them from drinking alcohol.
A spokesman for Pepsi acknowledged that ‘some soft drinks can contain minute traces of alcohol because of the ingredients used,’ although ‘ the Pepsi Cola recipe does not contain alcohol ‘.
Both companies suggested that natural fruit can ferment and produce minute traces of alcohol.
I like alcohol but I don’t like coke or pepsi. Matter of fact I rarely drink soda.. I guess both companies smartened up after they could no longer put coke in the product so instead they choose alcohol…. Gotta get you high some type of way.