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Coca-Cola's Secret Recipe Discovered - February 15, 2011, 04:31 PM

So what's the secret to making Coke? Well, here's what was written in a lost notebook of the inventor, discovered back in 1979:

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



One of the most closely guarded trade secrets in the history of commerce may be a secret no more: NPR's "This American Life" thinks it has found the exact recipe for the world's most popular soft drink in a 1979 newspaper article.


According to the show's host, Ira Glass, the drink's secret flavoring component, which was created by pharmacist John Pemberton in 1886, is something called "Merchandise 7X." The show's staff recently stumbled across the February 8, 1979 edition of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution,
which published an article on page 28 about a leather-bound notebook that once belonged to Pemberton's best friend, another pharmacist in the Atlanta area named R. R. Evans. The notebook contained a number of pharmacological recipes--but the main entry, for students of commercial history, was what's believed to be the exact recipe for the soft drink: all of the ingredients listed with the exact amounts needed to whip up a batch.


The Journal-Constitution piece also featured a photo of the page in Evans' notebook detailing Coke recipe--essentially revealing the recipe to the world. But since 1979 well antedated the explosion of digital media, the photograph of the recipe didn't travel far beyond the Atlanta area.


Coke's recipe is one of the most closely guarded secrets in American commerce, steeped in cloak-and-dagger lore. After businessman Asa Griggs Candler bought out Pemberton--who also conjured up cough medicines and blood purifiers, among other things--in 1887 for $2,300, the exact recipe for 7X was placed in the vault in an Atlanta bank. It's been reported that only two company employees are privy to its ingredients and how they're mixed at any given time--and that those two aren't allowed to travel together out of fear that a traveling accident might take both of their lives.

According to company historian Mark Pendergrast, Candler was so paranoid about the recipe leaking out of his proprietary control that he would go through the company mail himself to prevent any employees from seeing invoices that might tip off its ingredients.

"It's this carefully passed-on secret ritual," Pendergrast told Glass, "and the formula is kept in a bank vault at Sun Trust, which used to be the Georgia Trust Company."


After Pendergrast reviewed the recipe in the 1979 newspaper photo, he concluded that it could well be the real deal: "I think that it certainly is a version of the formula," he said, adding, "It's very similar to a formula that I found" in one of John Pemberton's notebooks when he was doing research for the book.


Pemberton had reportedly hit upon the formula for Coke in an attempt to overcome the addiction to morphine he contracted after the Civil War, so it's perhaps not surprising that, in addition to alcohol, the drink originally contained Coca leaves laced with cocaine. After Atlanta passed a local prohibition ordinance in the 1890s, the company took the booze out of the formula, and the company has used cocaine-free coca leaves since 1904.


When the beverage debuted in Atlanta-area pharmacies owned by friends of Pemberton, marketers pronounced it "a shot in the arm"-- while Pemberton himself hailed it as a cure for cure pain, impotence and headaches. In our more enlightened age, of course, we know that Coke "adds life"--together with a dollop or two of neroli and nutmeg oil.



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after this shocking turn of events I expect Pepsi to start tasting better...


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Both Pepsi and Coke (and just about any other soda) tastes better in Mexico and the Americas. They're not allowed to use HFCS, so they have to use beet or cane sugar almost exclusively.

Go to your local Spanish ethnic store and see if they stock imported Coke. Buy a few bottles - you'll taste the difference immediately.



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If you had titled this thread "Secret Coke Recipe" you would have made Fitz very sad.


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Both Pepsi and Coke (and just about any other soda) tastes better in Mexico and the Americas. They're not allowed to use HFCS, so they have to use beet or cane sugar almost exclusively.

Go to your local Spanish ethnic store and see if they stock imported Coke. Buy a few bottles - you'll taste the difference immediately.
Turkey has its own Coca Cola and Pepsi plants. They both taste better but Pepsi has less carbonation and for a sugar lover for me tastes the best out there. Here Pepsi has a weird taste to it. I rather go with Coke.


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Turkey has its own Coca Cola and Pepsi plants. They both taste better but Pepsi has less carbonation and for a sugar lover for me tastes the best out there. Here Pepsi has a weird taste to it. I rather go with Coke.
True. The recipe and carbonation level is tweaked a bit in each region of the world to fit prevailing palettes.

Although Coke would never admit to this. They always say the formula is the same worldwide which is utter bullshit because the suppliers aren't the same worldwide.



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The Coca is history and there is no way Coke still has real vanilla and lime juice.
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