3 July 2009

They don't make 'm like they used to

Lloyd Cocaine Toothache Drops

In the US, cocaine was sold over the counter until 1914 and was commonly found in products such as toothache drops, dandruff remedies and medicinal tonics.

Bayer Heroin

From 1898 through to 1910, heroin was marketed as a cough suppressant by trusted companies like Bayer -- alongside the company's other new product, Aspririn


  1. Ummmm yikes lmao!

    As Archie Bunkers wife would sing: *Those were the dayyyyyys*

  2. LOL, yes, I have read that many products were made from now illegal drugs. Cocaine was probably the biggest thing used. It is still used for eye surgeries! Strange eh? LOL. Oh, but it is used in its liquid form.

  3. annnnd, let's not forget coca-cola... if they still made it like they used to, marathon runners would b gulpin it down for 26 plus miles... hell, if a baseball player drank a bottle in the dugout, then came out and hit a home run, he'd round the bases twice.. maybe thrice!!!! .

    here's a lil bit from a reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeal long article i just googliefied..

    ~~~ When launched Coca-Cola's two key ingredients were cocaine (benzoylmethyl ecgonine) and caffeine. The cocaine was derived from the coca leaf and the caffeine from kola nut, leading to the name Coca-Cola (the "K" in Kola was replaced with a "C" for marketing purposes).[26][27]

    Coca — Cocaine
    Pemberton called for five ounces of coca leaf per gallon of syrup, a significant dose; in 1891, Candler claimed his formula (altered extensively from Pemberton's original) contained only a tenth of this amount. Coca-Cola did once contain an estimated nine milligrams of cocaine per glass, but in 1903 it was removed.[28] Coca-Cola still contains coca flavoring.

    After 1904, instead of using fresh leaves, Coca-Cola started using "spent" leaves—the leftovers of the cocaine-extraction process with cocaine trace levels left over at a molecular level.[29] To this day, Coca-Cola uses as an ingredient a cocaine-free coca leaf extract prepared at a Stepan Company plant in Maywood, New Jersey.

    In the United States, Stepan Company is the only manufacturing plant authorized by the Federal Government to import and process the coca plant[30] , which it obtains mainly from Peru and, to a lesser extent, Bolivia. Besides producing the coca flavoring agent for Coca-Cola, Stepan Company extracts cocaine from the coca leaves, which it sells to Mallinckrodt, a St. Louis, Missouri pharmaceutical manufacturer that is the only company in the United States licensed to purify cocaine for medicinal use.[31] Stepan Company buys about 100 metric tons of dried Peruvian coca leaves each year, according to Marco Castillo, spokesman for Peru's state-owned National Coca Co.[32] ~~~

    was lookin for that ol 'this is a kola nut'' advertisement.. couldnt find it.,.. but i dont recall ever seeing this one, and kinda likes it i do....

    and hey, if it'll help me get a babe, i'll learn another lingo annnnnd drink more coke.. (diet, tho)

  4. .. AND I believe that origionally Coca Cola was Green in colour. I had actually collected some information about Coca Cola to put into this blog origionally but then decided not to incorporate it. Thanks for the info David and the clips.

  5. Wow, fascinating! They still use the leaves????? What a trip! Not being a soda drinker myself, ecept the very rare Rum and Coke, I wouldn't know about it. Too toxic for my tummy, lol.