What was included in the original Pepsi-Cola recipe?

coke from coal
saltpeter
digestive enzyme
heroin
Pepsi Cola, first in­tro­duced in 1898, was named after pepsin (enzyme) and kola (nuts). In 1931, the company entered bank­rupt­cy and changed hands. The new owners changed the recipe to resemble more Co­ca-­Co­la.

Answers distribution

coke from coal
saltpeter
digestive enzyme
heroin
answers
flagPakistan
21%
5%
64%
8%
37
flagMalaysia
19%
6%
64%
9%
31
flagthe United Arab Emirates
14%
10%
57%
17%
28
flagIndia
17%
11%
56%
13%
456
flagUkraine
0%
9%
54%
35%
31
flagthe Philippines
13%
9%
51%
21%
52
flagItaly
4%
8%
50%
36%
46
flagSouth Africa
0%
10%
50%
40%
20
flagCanada
5%
12%
45%
36%
55
flagNorway
14%
14%
40%
29%
27
flagFrance
13%
10%
39%
34%
38
flagthe United States
14%
10%
37%
35%
925
flagPoland
4%
16%
33%
44%
13428
flagthe United Kingdom
11%
12%
32%
43%
438
flagGermany
6%
19%
32%
42%
159
flagAustralia
10%
10%
30%
46%
65
flagRepublic of Ireland
10%
19%
19%
48%
47
flagUnknown
4%
17%
18%
59%
1006
flagthe Netherlands
9%
38%
18%
34%
44
flagSpain
4%
30%
17%
39%
23

Gender

men24%
women32%
coke from coal
6%
4%
saltpeter
14%
19%
digestive enzyme
24%
32%
heroin
54%
43%

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