The Original Formula

In 1985 the Coca-Cola Company introduced a new formula for their flagship soda. Perhaps this may not seem like a big deal, but keep in mind I’m not talking about adding a new product like Cherry Coke, Diet Coke, or Vanilla Coke. Coca-Cola did the unthinkable and decided that the original Coca-Cola needed a new formula.

Obviously, we can guess how America would react to such a decision.

I’m not old enough to remember such a suggestion, but based on my reaction when my soda at McDonalds doesn’t have the right carbonation, I have a feeling that I wouldn’t have been too fond of the changed formula.

In 1985 the problem that Coca-Cola was experiencing was that they suffered from a severe case of corporate amnesia. Coca-Cola forget what makes Coke, Coke.  The same thing happens in the Church all the time.

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