Paris, June 28 (IBNS) Popular beverages Coca-Cola and Pepsi contain alcohol, claimed a French research.
After conducting tests, Paris-based National Institute of Consumption (INC) said more than half of leading colas, including Coca-Cola and Pepsi, contain traces of alcohol.
French magazine ‘60 Million Consumers’ published the results of the tests in its latest issue.
The tests found 10mg alcohol in every litre.
However nine out of 19 colas tested did not contain alcohol. The brands included Auchan, Cora, Casino, Leader Price and Man U-Cola.
Ten brands containing alcohol included Coca-Cola, Pepsi Cola, Coca-Cola Classic Light and Coke Zero.
"It is possible that traces of alcohol come from the process of making Coca Cola according to its secret recipe," Michel Pepin, scientific director for Coca-Cola France, was quoted as saying by Daily Mail.
A spokesman for Pepsi was quoted as saying by the British tabloid that ‘some soft drinks can contain minute traces of alcohol because of the ingredients used’, although ‘the Pepsi Cola recipe does not contain alcohol'.
Both companies suggested that natural fruit can ferment and produce minute traces of alcohol.