• Home
  • News
  • Entertainment
  • LAD Originals

U OK M8?
Free To Be
Extinct
Citizen Reef

To make sure you never miss out on your favourite NEW stories, we're happy to send you some reminders

Click 'OK' then 'Allow' to enable notifications

Not now
OK

Joe Rogan forced to backtrack on claim new Coca-Cola's laced with cocaine

Shola Lee

Published 
| Last updated 

Joe Rogan forced to backtrack on claim new Coca-Cola's laced with cocaine

Joe Rogan has clarified what he meant when he said that Coca-Cola was laced with cocaine.

The controversial UFC commentator made the claim on his podcast The Joe Rogan Experience.

During the episode, released on 23 August, Rogan spoke to Dave Mustaine and gave listeners a brief history of the beverage.

The commentator made the comments on his podcast. Credit: MediaPunch Inc / Alamy Stock Photo
The commentator made the comments on his podcast. Credit: MediaPunch Inc / Alamy Stock Photo

The conversation cropped up when Mustaine brought up Coke changing its formula and people getting annoyed about it.

Rogan responded by agreeing, noting: "That didn’t make any sense… Do you know the whole story behind Coke and one of the reasons I think they changed it to new Coke?"

What follows isn't accurate, but, to be honest, it wouldn't be the first time Rogan's said something that wasn't exactly correct. Watch below:

He told Mustaine: "New Coke, the Coke that you have right now; not new Coke, the flavour. But the Coke that’s available in 2022 – is made with cocaine. They process cocaine. They take out all the cocaine and that’s part of the flavour of the Coke formula. This is like fact."

Rogan dug deeper, continuing: "It sounds like conspiracy theory. It sounds like conspiracy theory. But if you find the company in this country, that processes the most medical, [and] pharmaceutical cocaine, is the same company that supplies the…"

While Rogan continued to insist that what he was saying was true, he appeared to backtrack later in the episode, saying the Coke available today 'doesn’t have cocaine in it, but the original Coca-Cola had cocaine in it'.

The company denied the claims. Credit: Wirestock, Inc. / Alamy Stock Photo
The company denied the claims. Credit: Wirestock, Inc. / Alamy Stock Photo

So, a bit confusing to say the least, and if you're wondering whether Coca-Cola actually has cocaine in it, the company released a statement on their website answering just that.

It said: "No. Coca‑Cola does not contain cocaine or any other harmful substance, and cocaine has never been an added ingredient in Coca‑Cola."

Sounds pretty definitive if you ask us.

While Coke you can buy today certainly doesn't contain cocaine, USA Today reported that the original formula did.

Mark Pendergrast, author of For God, Country and Coca-Cola, says: "If the company responded to attacks by telling the truth, they would be admitting that the drink did once have cocaine in it.

"The implication would be that they had removed it because it was harmful, which might even open the door to lawsuits. Besides, it was unthinkable to admit that Coca-Cola had ever been anything but pure and wholesome."

LADbible has reached out to Coca-Cola for comment.

Featured Image Credit: YouTube / The Joe Rogan Experience Pavel Chernobrivets / Alamy Stock Photo

Topics: Joe Rogan, News, TikTok, Food And Drink, Conspiracy Theory

Shola Lee
More like this

Chosen for YouChosen for You

Entertainment

Warwick Davis attends Willow premiere with wife three years after family gathered to say goodbye to her

3 hours ago

Most Read StoriesMost Read

Steve Carell hailed for incredible performance in new serial killer thriller series

4 hours ago