Thursday, March 23, 2006

Coca cola shortage

Harare - For the first time in at least 40 years, supplies of Coca Cola dried up on Wednesday in yet another sign of crippling economic crisis in Zimbabwe, where people suffer acute bread shortages and farmers warn that worse is yet to come.

Harare agents for the US Coca-Cola company said local production of the drink stopped earlier this month, but refused to give official reasons.

Bar and cafe owners said they had been promised resumed deliveries at the end of the month, but were told hard currency shortages had prevented licensed bottlers importing the secret concentrated syrup used to mix the popular soft drink.

Lots of Americans don't know that Coke has local bottling plant all over the world, but ships the syrup and flavourings out to add to make the soda..our nurses used to call coke "American poisons"...but if you are in a rural area, it's probably safer to drink than the water...

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