Coca-Cola boxes are seen in Madrid, Spain on July 1, 2022. (Photo by Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Coca-Cola Doesn't Do Business In These Two Countries
By Chase Shustack
Coca-Cola is an iconic American soda, but it is popular all over the world. However, there are two countries where you won’t find the brand name at all.
According to the BBC, Coca-Cola isn't sold in Cuba or North Korea because of trade embargos against both of the countries. Coca-Cola previously marketed and bottled its products in Cuba, but abandoned the country after the rise of Fidel Castro and the dictator's ensuing seizure of private assets.
It's not too uncommon to find Coca-Cola that's been bottled in China and sold in high-end North Korean businesses, according to the Associated Press. “Bootleg” products reportedly exist in both countries and supposedly taste very similar to Coca-Cola.