Lifehacker’s Top 25 Coca-Cola Posts

Lifehacker’s Top 25 Coca-Cola Posts

Today, Coca-Cola’s iconic Contour bottle turned the ripe old age of 100. To celebrate, we’ve hand-picked 25 Coke articles from the Lifehacker archives, including taste tests, cleaning hacks and instructions on how to brew your own. Cheers!

Coca-Cola is today celebrating the 100th birthday of its patented Contour glass bottle. The original was designed by one Earl R. Dean in 1915 and was supposed to resemble a coca leaf (nobody on the design team actually knew what a coca leaf looked like, however.)

Coke has featured regularly on Lifehacker — both as a DIY ingredient for a range of different life hacks and as the focus of various taste tests. Click on the headlines to go to each article!

Blind Taste Test: Can Coke Life Pass For The Real Thing? [Video]

Coke Life is a new “mid calorie” soft drink that uses a natural sweetener extracted from the leaves of the stevia plant. Unlike Coke Zero or Diet Coke, it has been specifically formulated to match the taste of the real thing. But how similar is it really? To put Coke’s claims to the test, we subjected our co-workers to a blind taste test. The results were pretty surprising.

Taste Test: Can A $39.95 Coke Glass Really Improve The Taste?

Coke’s New Cans: Proof That Nothing In Business Should Be Sacred

How To Make Coke ‘Fancy’: Three Expert Recipes

Mix Espresso And Coke For The Ultimate Afternoon Pick-Me-Up

Mix Espresso and Cola for the Ultimate Afternoon Pick-Me-Up

The best, most grown-up way to “have energy” is to get enough sleep, eat food that grows out of the ground, and exercise (which I swear I do, mum). But life isn’t perfect and we all need a little external stimulus every now and again, which is why Espresso Coke is my new afternoon beverage of choice.

Ask LH: Is Coffee Worse For You Than Coke?

Clean Corroded Car Battery Terminals With Coke

Taste Test: What Does ‘Green’ Coke Made From Stevia Leaves Taste Like?

Taste-Test: Coca-Cola With Lemon

Taste-Test: ‘Ice Up’ Self-Freezing Coke Bottles

Why Hybrid Cloud Goes Better With Coke

How To Make Your Own Self-Freezing Coke [Video]

taste-tested Coca-Cola’s Ice Up

Taste Test: Does Coke Really Taste Better From A Glass Bottle? [Video]

Coca-Cola “taste-offs”

How Many Soft Drinks Do You Drink Per Day?

Bad news for Coca-Cola fans: A new UK study has found drinking a single can of sugar-sweetened soft drink a day can increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by as much as 22 per cent. The risk remains frighteningly high even after discounting associated weight gains.

Use A Glass Coke Bottle To Automatically Water Your Plants

If you’re a chronic neglecter of your watering duties, you may have looked into finding ways to have your plants watered automatically. Enter the glass bottle, or more specifically, the cool-looking glass Coke bottle that we all love (unless you’re a Pepsi fan, in which case you can go that route, too).

Turn Your Flat Cola Into A Cheap Dinner

Clean Your Windscreen With Coca-Cola

Clean Dirt and Bugs Off Your Windscreen With Coca Cola

Extra Fizz: Lessons From Coca-Cola For Building Mobile Workforce Apps

Ask LH: How Can I Tame My Soft Drink Addiction?

Clean Up Rusty Cast Iron With Coca-Cola

Use Coca Cola To Help Start A Compost Pile

Remove Tough, Greasy Stains From Clothing With Coca-Cola

If you’ve got some greasy, difficult stains on your clothing, it turns out Coca-Cola might be able to solve the problem. Clever list site Listverse suggests that adding a little to your wash will make the difference.

Brew Your Own Coca-Cola

The Unusual Food Handler weblog has whipped together a home-made method for making Coca-Cola that by their admission is slightly sweeter, slightly less acidic, but remarkably delicious.

What Are The Most Popular Soft Drinks In Australia?

Fast Food Face-Off: Which Takeaway Chain Has The Worst-Value Soft Drink?