Coca-Cola Secret Recipe Revealed

One of the biggest food secrets in the world only second to mysteries like “how they put the caramel in the Caramilk bar” has now been revealed!

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.

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.

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.

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  1. This can’t be real….

    Posted by Rod | February 21, 2011, 2:46 pm