Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Coke Secret Formula Revealed

Posted on Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Coke Secret Formula Revealed
Radio show "This American Life" thinks that they have found the secret formula of Coca Cola. According to This American Life host Ira Glass, the formula was created by pharmacist John Pemberton in 1886 and they call the formula "Merchandise 7X."

The show's staff found the February 8, 1979 edition of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. That edition contained the article from the leather-bound notebook that belonged to the best friend of Pemberton. The notebook contains recipes and also the exact recipe of Coke.

Anyway, here are the ingredients from that notebook. You can try and let me know if it works.

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

When Coca Cola was reached for comments, they commented that the recipe was not the formula and it might be one of the version of the real formula. What do you think?

4 Responses to “Coke Secret Formula Revealed”

Cee said...
February 17, 2011 at 8:26 AM

I have yet to try it. LOL! Then will come back to tell you if it's the real thing or not. :D

Makoy said...
February 17, 2011 at 8:49 AM

I haven't heard that line for a long time. Nice!

w0rkingAth0mE said...
February 18, 2011 at 4:18 PM

i read same info in other blog well i guess its not the secret ingredient of coca cola they will not give easily those ingredients especially to competitors.

Makoy said...
February 18, 2011 at 4:36 PM

They say it's the one of the first versions of Coke.

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