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

Kelly hurtstotouchfire at gmail.com
Wed Feb 23 01:26:34 UTC 2011

That looks totally boss! I want to try it! Except minus the cocaine.

Is there some way to make all of those spice oils or do you buy them like that?


On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 21:56, 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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