The Secret Coca-Cola recipe has been revealed!

on Feb 15, 2011 @ 04:46 pm

I found this article from, printed on msn news:

The original recipe for Coca-Cola — "one of the most jealously guarded trade secrets in the world" — has been uncovered by a Chicago Public Radio program.

The ingredients that make up one of the most popular soft drinks in the world had supposedly been a mystery since John Pemberton created the drink in 1886.

But according to the radio program This American Life, a photo of the coveted recipe was published in the Atlanta Constitution-Journal in 1979.

The recipe consists of two parts: caffeine, sugar, caramel and vanilla, but also "fluid extract of coca."

The second part — an exotic concoction called "Merchandise 7X," which includes cinnamon, nutmeg oil, neroli, orange oil and coriander — gives the pop its distinctive flavour, the radio show said.

...this new information does NOT make the product more appealing to me, how about you?


4 Replies

still the same on Feb 15, 2011 @ 05:45 pm

its still the same old cola, its just good to know about it, still the same coke.

I still like coke on Feb 15, 2011 @ 11:03 pm

I dont know i find it facinating and will savor the flavor even more to see if can taste all those things in it ... neat information ... although sometimes its better not to know :)

...errr on Feb 16, 2011 @ 01:27 am

So basically stuff from the orange and oil family, with some added coriander?

Ya..that doesn't make it more appealing to me at all! Kind of turns me off the stuff... then again if knowing coke can be used as a drain cleaner doesn't turn me off the stuff, i doubt a bit of oil and spices will lol :)

Very true on Feb 16, 2011 @ 09:15 am

becky, you put it so blunt! I'm a Diet Coke addict (I average 3 cans a day - more if it's the weekend). I know that the stuff is awful and it can strip rust off a nail, but I keep drinking it ... it doesn't make sense.

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