052/365 – Coca-Cola’s Secret Recipe Revealed?

052/365 – Monday, February 21, 2011

This American Life claims to have found a published copy of the recipe in a 1979 issue of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Coca-Cola’s recipe:

Fluid extract of Coca (3 drams USP)

    Citric acid (3 ounces)
    Caffeine (1 ounce)
    Sugar (30 pounds)
    Water (2.5 gallons)
    Lime juice 2 pints (1 quart)
    Vanilla (1 ounce)
    Caramel (1.5 ounces or more to color)

7X flavor (Use 2 ounces flavor to 5 gallons of syrup)

    Alcohol (8 ounces)
    Orange oil (20 drops)
    Lemon oil (30 drops)
    Nutmeg oil (10 drops)
    Coriander oil (5 drops)
    Neroli oil (10 drops)
    Cinnamon oil (10 drops)

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