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DirtyPolock 02-15-2011 06:22 PM

Coca-Cola's recipe cracked?
I'm not a soda maker, but I stumbled on this like today.


Here is a summary of why they believe it is the recipe for Coca-Cola:

"Producers of the radio program This American Life came across an article on the history of Coca-Cola in an old copy of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Coca-Cola's hometown newspaper. Published on page 2B on February 18, 1979, the article received little attention at the time. But, producers say, that's because no one realized the photo used to illustrate the story is a hand-written copy of John Pemberton's original recipe, jotted down by a friend in a leather-bound recipe book of ointments and medicines, and passed down by friends and family for generations."

It would be interesting if somebody would try this here and post their results.

jbrookeiv 02-15-2011 06:27 PM

Link doesn't work.

DirtyPolock 02-15-2011 06:30 PM

I'm not sure why it is not working. I posted links before and they worked fine. I'll try again.


DirtyPolock 02-15-2011 06:31 PM

Nope, still not working. Just copy and paste the address into your browser, that is working for me.

jbrookeiv 02-15-2011 06:35 PM

Figured it out, it's the stupid FYURL service this forum uses to get more ad revenue from outside links.

jbrookeiv 02-15-2011 06:36 PM

Also, what is the fluid extract of coca? Liquid cocaine?

Stimulus 02-15-2011 06:42 PM

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

Read more: http://newsfeed.time.com/2011/02/15/...#ixzz1E3gYZW8V

iaefebs 02-15-2011 06:50 PM

Try this link


scsi 02-15-2011 07:22 PM


Originally Posted by iaefebs (Post 2648677)

I think we're going to have to copy/paste the link for it to work...

DemonIAm 02-15-2011 08:12 PM

In a way, I really hope that it turns out to me an off-variety, or a prototype. Of course, Coke is so big now, that this really won't hurt them.

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