Not only is Coca-Cola one of THE best things to ever happen anywhere, it’s also one of the most global and recognizable brand ever! With millions of people tasting this refreshing legend each and every day around the world, it’s clear that there is plenty of love to be had for this icon of the drinks world.
Can you imagine a BBQ, trip to the cinema or heck even a night out on the tiles without this super sweet companion? We sure can’t which is why we’re soooo proud to be revealing out very latest and totally exclusive Coca-Cola T-Shirts and vests.
Sure to make any look really POP this Summer, our latest collection are some of our best yet and come oozing with as much vintage style that all you fans out there will love.
Coke is IT. Celebrate this fizzy wonder in style, with these fab new retro ringer, rolled sleeve tunic t-shirts and vest! Must haves for all fans.
If you like your Coke with a dash of cherry, our wicked new Cherry Coke T-Shirts are just what the doctor ordered and once again come packed with old school style that’s sure to quench your vintage fashion thirst. Great find for all you aficionados.
Available from just £19.99, pick up your perfect match for your favourite tastes and start spreading the Coca-Cola love.
It’s back! Today we’re celebrating all things Coca-Cola with another Have A Coke Day!
Since history began (…okay maybe not quite that long) Coca-Cola has been a staple for many social occasions. Kids parties, picnics, nights out with friends, sunny afternoons in the park…you name it Coca-Cola has been there and done that.
To help celebrate this big day in style, we thought we would take a snoop around and check out some of our favourite uses of the humble Coca-Cola cans and bottles that have really helped them to take on a new life and of course celebrate the amazing ways to recycle after the sweet brown stuff has been enjoyed.
Check out some of our amazing discoveries and ways the Coke empties have been brought back to life…
Coke Can Tray
Yep this is just about as simple and funky as they come. Why not turn your old can into this amazing (and FREE) tray. Careful you don’t lose some fingers though!
Coke Bottle Glasses
You can turn the iconic Coke Bottle into these amazing drinking glasses using the fire string technique (great example here). Once you’ve done this, you could also turn these glasses into candles to use as gifts! Cool huh!
Go green in style and create some amazing planters out of old bottles. Love this idea.
Coke Bottle Bowling
Why not turn those bottles into a great game?! Simply line them up and use a small ball to know them down. Perhaps add a small amount of sand or water in to make it more of a challenge. Mix up the mounts and give each one a different score perhaps. Go wild!
Okay so this might not be something you can do at home, but the amazing Will.I.Am and Coca-Cola have teamed up with an array of labels, including MCM, Globe-Trotter, H Brothers and Ecoalf to produce sustainable, luxurious and stylish collections to help create some simply amazing examples of just what can be created with left over bottles and cans we all throw away. Check out some of the pure genius creations from this fantastic project which are all available from Harrods….
Ring-pull coat hanger hack.
Double your hanger space by using this simple idea to add an extra hanger to each current one using a simple ring pull. Cool huh!
Some amazing work huh! Hopefully we’ve inspired you to get down and crafty with your old can and bottles and give them a new chance of life and something totally new.
Still looking for more Coca-Cola cool in your life? Check out our huge range of exclusive Coca-Cola Clothing and accessories….
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist and a lab to work out the ingredients we use to create our great Coca-Cola t-shirts but should you want to know the secrets behind the world famous fizzy drink you can buy [what is believed to be] the original recipe…..
An American antiques dealer claims to have stumbled across the top secret recipe for Coca-Cola. Cliff Kluge said he discovered the 1943 formula in a box of personal papers and letters he purchased from the estate of a respected chemist in his hometown of Georgia.
“Whoever had typed this letter had seen the original recipe. The letter always references Coke and products and stuff,” he said. He is convinced it is the real thing and has posted the paper on eBay for a starting price of $5million (£3.2million) or a ‘buy now’ price of $15million (£9.6million). So far, the only bid has come from a 15 year old but is not thought to be legitimate.
The recipe for Coca Cola, which is sold in every country except Cuba and North Korea, is believed to include cinnamon, nutmeg, citrus oils and vanilla.
Kluge believes that Coca-Cola might have sent the ingredient list to the pharmacist because the company was having trouble obtaining everything necessary during the war. The 19th century recipe for the fizzy drink is a tightly kept secret and is safely tucked away in a vault at the World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta.
Ted Ryan, the archivist for Coca-Cola believes the recipe is a formula for a ‘cola’ type drink but not Coca-Cola.
Kluge, whose copy is in a safety deposit box, acknowledged: “I can’t prove this is the original recipe. No one can because only two people (both executives of Coca-Cola) in the world know it.”
In 2011, the public radio show “This American Life” came out with what it believed to be a handwritten original recipe for Coca-Cola, which in its earliest form had cocaine among its ingredients.
Farmer Jimmy Doherty attempted to make his own Cola on his TV show Jimmy’s Food Factory. Jimmy manages to recreate the taste of cola by using water, sugar, natural plant oils, gum arabic, caramel colouring, phosphoric acid and caffeine. Click the image below to see how he got on.
If you can’t quite stretch to purchasing the original recipe why not treat yourself to a nice t-shirt, hoodie or jacket to show your love for the original Thirst-Quencher…. We have a large selection of Coca-Cola Clothing but here’s some of my favourite.
Typically when you think of what Coca Cola is good for, the obvious reasons would be either to drink it or wearing it on your Coca-Cola t-shirts! But this super-smashing soft drink is good for so many other things…..
Here are 5 of my favouite unusual and surprising uses for Coca Cola. Try them out!
The chemicals in coca cola can be very effective to help neutralize the pain of jellyfish stings. The best thing about this is that people at the beach are more likely to be carrying a bottle of Coke than carrying anti-sting lotions. Just pour the coke over the area in which you have been stung and feel the relief. Your other alternative is to pee on the stung part of your body – or to have someone else pee on it for you. I think I know what I’d prefer……
By mixing five common household ingredients you can create a magical tonic that will [and I quote] keep your lawn greener than blood from a Vulcan! This recipe can be modified for different climates, but one factor stays true, it contains Coca-Cola and apparently it’s a heck of a lot cheaper and more effective than shop-bought mixes.
Cook with it
I’m no Gordon Ramsay so to find out Coke can be used in cooking sounds excellent!! Having surfed the net for some ideas and recipes it turns out in can be used in a variety of different ways. You can mix it with BBQ sauce for an excellent marinade or you can casserole an entire chicken in it, you can even bake a cake with it. Below is a tasty sounding recipe I found for chicken pieces. Apparently, the sugars give a deep glossy coating and caramelized flavor, while the citric acid gives a nice tang. I’ll definitley be trying this out……
4 to 6 pieces chicken filets 1 bunch of spring onions 2 garlic cloves 1/2 tsp. thyme 3 tbsp. oil (olive oil) 1 oz. Coke-Cola
Season the chicken with salt, garlic and spring onions. Leave it in refrigerator overnight. Next day, put the oil in the pan and heat it until the oil is hot. Put the chicken in the pan. When it’s brownish on one side turn it to the other side. Then throw in the garlic and spring onions and sprinkle the thyme over the chicken. When it is brownish on that side then pour the Coke-Cola over the chicken and keep the flame high until the coke is evaporated.Pierce each piece of chicken with the fork. Press it and move it around the pan in order to absorb the sugar. Cover the pan and leave it covered for 5-8 minutes after you turn off the stove. Larger pieces may need 2 or 3 more minutes of cooking. To be served over pasta or rice.
If you’ve got any great recipes please let us know in the comment box below.
Urban Myth? Maybe… Gargle a mouthful of Coke in the back of your throat, and word on the street is that your hiccups will disappear.
Make a fountain
Most people who have used the Internet before will be aware of the old Diet-Coke-Mentos fountain. The idea is that you drop a Mentos into a bottle of Coke and the chemical reaction causes the Coke to spurt for miles (well, almost miles). The video clip above shows a great example of this fun use for Coke. Why not buy a bottle and see if you can do better?
With the past few days seeing the welcome arrival of some much needed sunshine and warmth, we have been reaching for our beloved cans of fizzy pop, tinglingly cold, straight from the fridge! Whether you take yours with ice and a slice, neat, or mingling in with your favourite naughty tipple, there’s always a special place for some sparkling refreshment! Coca-Cola is a worldwide phenomenon with an instantly recognisable logo and advertising slogans such as ‘Things Go Better With Coke’, ‘Have a Coke and Smile’ and ‘Enjoy Coke’ and we are incredibly proud to introduce our new range of EXCLUSIVE Coca-Cola tees from Fame and Fortune which coincide with the 125th year anniversary of the cult beverage. We even have some rather tasty treats from Punky Allsorts to add a retro pop of fun to any look!