It’s the Real Thing

I guess you can’t live in the Atlanta area for too long without going to “The World of Coca-Cola”, sometimes referred to as the “Coke Museum”.

Today was our date with destiny.  We needed a break – needed to get away for even a little bit, and we decided we’d go to the Coke museum to see what it was like.  All in all, I’d probably give it a 6 or 7 on the scale of sights to see in Atlanta.  It wasn’t the greatest, but it was a nice get-away for us and we did enjoy ourselves.

You enter on the ground floor where a nice host/hostess welcomes you, then gives you a bit of a spiel about some of the history of Coke.  From there, you are ushered into a theater where we saw a 360-degree presentation that was okay, and then a 6-minute animated feature (rather hokey, featuring their new animated characters).  It is only then, after about 15 minutes of elapsed time, that you are turned loose to explore the rest of the place yourself.

You can go in to view the vault where the secret recipe is supposedly stored (I wonder if that’s really true – call me skeptical).  You can view a “Pop Culture” area where there are some artsy things about Coke, an interesting video presentation of TV advertisements for Coke through the years, and a tasting room featuring Coca-Cola products from Africa, Asia, North American, Latin America and Africa.  That was interesting…and you could taste as much or as little as you liked.  I think that may have been my favorite part!!!

It was interesting to see the different bottles that come from around the world, too!

Today’s picture was taken in part of the general area where families could pose with various Coca-Cola characters.  At this particular moment, it was one of the polar bears made popular in the TV commercials.

The polar bear, people and models of Coke bottles, Atlanta, GA

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY: in 1733, John Withrop was awarded the first honorary doctorate of law degree by Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

TRIVIA FOR TODAY:  in Australia, the popular McOz Burger combines 100 percent Australian beef, cheese, tomato, beetroot, lettuce, and cooked onions on a toasted bun. This burger was created by Australian McDonald’s restaurant owners, and became a permanent menu item after a successful promotional period in 1998.

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