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Say it Ain't So! Coca Cola's Secret Recipe Allegedly Revealed?

Talk about a colossal leak, and we’re not talking from a broken Coca-Cola bottle. The list of ingredients for the covert Coca-Cola recipe, a secret that has been kept under wraps for more than a century, was found in...
 Coca Cola's Secret Recipe Allegedly Revealed
 
 

Talk about a colossal leak, and we’re not talking from a broken Coca-Cola bottle.

The list of ingredients for the covert Coca-Cola recipe, a secret that has been kept under wraps for more than a century, was found in a 40-year-old newspaper and allegedly revealed on the website of the Chicago public radio show This American Life.

The website stated the Atlanta Journal-Constitution published a photo of a book containing a hand-written replica of the original recipe in 1979.

The recipe, which supposedly can only be mixed by two Coca-Cola executives in the world, reportedly contains the exact measures of all the different oils needed for the drink's secret ingredient, "Merchandise 7X."

Despite making up only one percent of the drink's total formula, Merchandise 7X is what provides the unique taste. According to the recipe replica, it consists of alcohol, orange oil, lemon oil, nutmeg oil, coriander, neroli and cinnamon.

The recipe is said to be similar to previous lists made by those who have unsuccessfully attempted to detect the secret ingredients.

For years rumors have been spread that the coveted recipe, concocted by medicinal chemist John Pemberton in 1886, is guarded 24 hours a day in a vault.

Concerning whether the secret formula had actually been divulged, a Coca-Cola spokeswoman issued the following statement:

"The ingredients used in our beverages are listed on the product labels and many people have tried over time to crack the secret formula of Coca-Cola. That secret combination of ingredients holds a special place in the history and mythology of Coca-Cola -- something we continue to celebrate as we mark our 125th anniversary this year."

News Source: foxnews.com



 



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