[Noisebridge-discuss] tastebridge: Coca-Cola recipe!!!

Griffin Boyce griffinboyce at gmail.com
Thu Feb 17 08:54:29 UTC 2011

That looks supremely delicious, but I think the recipe "Julian Assange"
posted on Twitter might be more historically accurate:

"REVEALED: Coca-Cola Secret Recipe. Sugar, sugar, sugar, sugar, sugar,
sugar, sugar, sugar, sugar, sugar, sugar, sugar and cocaine."



On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 12:56 AM, Jake <jake at spaz.org> wrote:

> Scroll down for the supposed actual recipe for coca-cola.
> lets find out!
> Coca-Cola Secret Recipe Revealed?: 'This American Life' Says It Hid In
> Plain Sight
> The Huffington Post  Dean Praetorius  First Posted: 02/15/11 01:46 PM
> It might be one of the most closely guarded secrets in the soft drink
> industry.
> But the cat might be out of the bag.
> On "This American Life" this weekend, Ira Glass broadcasted what he
> believes to be the original recipe to "merchandise 7X," the super secret
> ingredient in Coca-Cola. One of the world's most closely guarded trade
> secrets, many myths surround the ingredient, including the idea that only
> two people at any given time actually know the formula.
> Glass claims that "This American Live" found the recipe published in a
> newspaper in Coke's very own hometown -- on page 2B of the February 18,
> 1979, Atlanta-Journal Constitution. Apparently, a local columnist had
> stumbled across it in an old book of recipes, which was handwritten by a
> pharmacist decades earlier.
> While it sounds like a weird place to find such a thing, Coca-Cola was
> invented by a pharmacist, and was initially sold at pharmacies and soda
> fountains. The book containing the recipes had been passed down by
> pharmacists for years.
> Apparently, John Pemberton, the inventor of Coke was very close to the
> original author of the 130-year-old-book, who copied the recipe and
> recorded it in its pages.
> The recipe, from "This American Life" via Time:
> 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
> But is it real? During the "This American Life" segment, one Coke
> historian says it very well could be, though the soft-drink maker denies
> it.
> For the whole "This American Life" broadcast, visit their site (which has
> periodically been down), or check out their Facebook page, where it's also
> embeded.
> The recipe itself is read around the 10 minute mark.
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