Secret Coca Cola Recipe Revealed?

Has the mystery of the amazing recipe for Coca-Cola finally been revealed? Some believe so, and the web has been in a flurry all day long. For 125 years, the company has kept the secret carefully guarded, and so it would make sense that this discovery was accidental.

The producers of the radio program, This American Life, happened on an article in a copy of the the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, published in 1979. Atlanta is the hometown of Coca-Cola. The recipe was supposedly written down and kept in a leather-bound journal. Keep reading for the original recipe.

The recipe:

Fluid extract of Coca: 3 drams USP
Citric acid: 3 oz
Caffeine: 1 oz
Sugar: 30 (unclear quantity)
Water: 2.5 gal
Lime juice: 2 pints, 1 quart
Vanilla: 1 oz
Caramel: 1.5 oz or more for color

The secret 7X flavor (use 2 oz of flavor to 5 gals syrup):
Alcohol:  8 oz
Orange oil: 20 drops
Lemon oil: 30 drops
Nutmeg oil: 10 drops
Coriander: 5 drops
Neroli: 10 drops
Cinnamon: 10 drops
For more on this story, check out Time’s article.

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  • Jared Potten

    No cocaine? Then why are Pepsi and Coca-Cola fighting over cocaine fields in South America? Tensions between the two companies have gotten worse since Pepsi leaked that recipe to media.

  • black friday

    Nice site, I like it so don’t forget to update more.

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