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Atlanta weekends…

June 8, 2014

When you’re in Atlanta for 1-2 months, there are some things you just can’t miss out on. Its been a month now that I am here, and I have been to some good places. Popular tourist spots in the city are Georgia Aquarium, the World of Coca Cola and the CNN center.

So a little general knowledge for you readers. Coca Cola drink was first invented by John Pemberton some time in the 1980s and was later on bought by businessman Griggs Candler. World of Coca Cola is a place they built as an exhibition for tourists which features the history of Coca-Cola, their production and manufacturing technology.

Entrance to the World of Coke

Entrance to the World of Coke

But most importantly, time and time again they try emphasizing on their SECRET formula (chemical composition of Coca-Cola). They have made a smart choice by building a secret, high-secure vault, where they apparently have stored their chemical formula. Seriously! Not even teenagers would fall for that. But just because you pay around 20 dollars to get in, you fall prey to their strategy. Credits to the Coca-Cola team, because they do entertain you throughout your journey and you probably wouldn’t be bored.

The secret vault

The secret vault

Look at me! Moments after mocking their lame attempt to excite the audience, here I am smiling at the camera!

Next, they give you a chance to meet the Coca-Cola Polar Bear! Ahh, that experience was damn cool! I still don’t know the name of the bear, but wait. You get to capture yourself with him, you get to tickle him, hug him and may be play around a bit if you’re a kid.

With the Coca-Cola polar bear

Group click!

Yes he's damn tall





Now when you’re done with all this, comes the most exciting part of the tour. Coca-Cola actually lets you taste all, ALL the drinks they have produced or bought till date. There are 63 drinks that come from different parts of the world, Thumbs up is the drink from India. The cranberry flavored soda, some lime flavored soda from Italy I think, and a few others were great! My friends and me tasted all the 63 and the only side effect was…. burps, burps and burps. More burps, random flavored burps!

Oh yes and they show you a 4D movie clip, where a chemist working in his laboratory goes through a bumpy ride to finally discover coke’s unique and secret formula, which is in fact… Uniformity, Universal availability and most importantly, you (U). So they end it by saying that coke is coke because of us, the people in this world. Yes its true 😐 Nice trick to hold on to the audience for an hour. Its definitely worth a visit if you happen to be in Atlanta, but I would be quite lenient if I gave it a 4 on 5. I guess 3 on 5 would be decent.

Next up would be the Georgia Aquarium, I hope it turns out to be better than the World of Coke.

One Comment
  1. Mangesh Nabar permalink

    Dear Rohit,
    It’s so nice of you to remind me to read your blog. Are, after all, I am your मामा आजोबा ! Yes, I did read your trip to Coca Cola and enjoyed it very much. So, your report on the next trip is awaited. Love.
    मामा आजोबा (Mama Ajoba)

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