Coke Recipe: Coca Cola Secret Formula Revealed by NPR?
Coca Cola Secret Recipe Published by NPR's This American Life? Coke Says Secret Formula And Ingredients Still Secret
The radio program, This American Life, apparently has a version of the secret Coca Cola recipe. But is it really the secret formula? Well, here is what we know.
The Coke secret recipe that This American Life as from a photograph found in an Atlanta newspaper from 1979. The photograph was of a page from a book that contains a list of ingredients.
A photo that appeared with the article shows pages from a notebook with a handwritten list of ingredients such as sugar, lime juice, vanilla and caramel. It also lists oils of cinnamon, neroli, coriander, nutmeg, lemon and orange.
The show, produced by WBEZ Chicago and distributed by Public Radio International, claims the notebook originally belonged to a friend of John Pemberton, the pharmacist who created Coca-Cola in 1886.
Coca Cola says its 125 year old secret formula is still a secret and that though these most recent ingredients while authentic aren't the real thing.