In a study done by a group of researchers and published by the National Institute of Consumption, experts have concluded that Coca-Cola and Pepsi, among other drinks, contain alcohol. The scientists have tested 19 different beverages, checking each of their substances and components. Ten of the nineteen drinks researched tested positive in alcohol.
It is important to stress that the quantity of alcohol is tiny. In both cases, it is at about 0.001% per cent alcohol, as low as 10 mg per litre, a trifling quantity. There is no need to worry, as these amounts are so small it would take thousands of soft drinks to fail the blood alcohol level test.
Hurriedly, both companies have tried to muddle through the study, to reassure consumers on the tiny amounts. In the case of Coca-Cola, its chief scientist in France, Michel Pepin, claimed that " you may see traces of alcohol in the manufacturing process of the drink, concording with the secret formula ".