Is Coca-Cola black in color because it contains a dyeing agent?

No. Coca-Cola contains caramel color which gives the drink its characteristic colour.

Leading regulatory authorities around the world recognize that caramel colouring is safe for use in food and drinks. In December 2012, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) reaffirmed that caramel colouring was safe after a comprehensive review of the safety literature.

Did you know? The food and drink industry uses caramel colouring in bread, cakes, dark beers, soups and soy sauce as well as colas.