No no, we're not just talkin' about the rum during your last Frat party.
Scientific research published in France has revealed that Coke, Pepsi, and other major brands all have traces of alcohol in them!
The issue here isn't really whether or not it gets you drunk (it really doesn't) but rather the concern among those who chose the carbonated soft drink for religious, health or safety reasons.
So how much are we talking here?
As low as 10mg in every liter, and this works out at around 0.001 per cent alcohol.
Muslims will be especially pissed, as many of them drink soft-drinks because their religion does not allow alcohol consumption!
Here's what Michael Pepin (curious how close his last name is to 'Pepsi'), the scientific director of Coke France had to say:
‘It is possible that traces of alcohol come from the process. Furthermore, the Paris Mosque has provided us with a certificate stating that our products can be consumed by the Muslim community in line with the religious opinions of the Committee of the Mosque of Paris.’
Neither company uses alcohol as an ingredient, but rather insist that natural fruit can ferment and produce minute traces of alcohol.
We say people should worry about the 10 teaspoons of sugar in every can instead of the minuscule amount of booze!
[Image via AP Images.]