Research published in France reveal that Coca-Cola and Pepsi contain minute traces of alcohol.

In what might cause a stir in religious communities that ban the consumption of alcohol, tests carried out by the French National Institute of Consumption revealed that more than 50% of the cola’s on the market contain traces of alcohol.


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The alcohol levels are reportedly around 10mg per every litre and that calculates too 0.001%

The scientific director for Coca-Cola France, Michel Pepin said: “It is possible that traces of alcohol come from the process”.

A spokesman for Pepsi said that “some soft drinks can contain minute traces of alcohol because of the ingredients used” but further qualified his statement by saying that “the Pepsi Cola recipe does not contain alcohol”.

Both Pepsi and Coca Cola said that the natural fruit can ferment and produce minute traces of alcohol.