Feb 15 2011Coca-Cola's Secret Ingredients Discovered?


According to a story by NPR's This American Life, the 125-year old top-secret Coca-Cola Classic recipe was accidentally leaked in the photo accompanying a 1979 Atlanta newspaper article about the soda giant, but nobody noticed it until now. You're going down, Coke! Well, as soon as this last batch of bathtub gin finishes fermenting. THEN IT IS ON. Same goes for you, Fanta! You think I won't make some bomb-ass tastin' grape soda? I LIVE FOR THAT SHIT!

And while companies like Pepsi have deduced the general ingredients on their own, none have unlocked the "Merchandise 7X flavoring" that gives Coke its unique taste and bubbly burn. "The company has always said, and as far as I know it's true, that at any given time only two people know how to mix the 7X flavoring ingredient," Mark Pendergrast, historian and author of For God, Country and Coke told This American Life. "Those two people never travel on the same plane in case it crashes; it's this carefully passed-on secret ritual and the formula is kept in a bank vault."

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

Alcohol, huh? No wonder I like it so much. Of course, I'd like it even more if half the can was bourbon. Which, at least the way I drink them, actually are. You think I can't pour Maker's Mark into a Coke can? Oh I can pour Maker's into a Coke can. It's called a steady hand funnel. Remember: where there's a will (and drinlkling problem), there's a way. Plus a long history of drunk in publics. OCCIFER NOOOO!

Is This the Real Thing? Coca-Cola's Secret Formula 'Discovered' [time]

Thanks to The Superficial Writer, who used to have the secret family recipe to Bush's Baked Beans but lost it in a drinking contest. Well technically I stole it during a drinking contest, the point is it's mine now. MY HEART NEVER HAD IT SO GOOD.

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good!...now where's my kfc recipe

lookie there I beat all the firstards lmfao

I always thought Coke contained Soylent Green.

"Sugar: 30 (unclear quantity)" Thought so!

I just listened to that story this morning. They made it and drank it. It wasn't Coke. The best they could say was that it may have been an earlier formula that had since been tinkered with, but even that was iffy, since almost all colas have the same basic formula.

I think the problem was they used real sugar instead of government-backed high fructose corn syrup.

The reason why people cannot duplicate the taste now even with the recipe is because of Coca-Cola's secret ingredient- The amazing employees they have, which use an enormous percentage of their love and devotion in every can.

Mexico uses real sugar in their ~coKe~

Colonel's secret recipe: Chicken, grease, salt.

They said that those weren't the secret ingredients, that the formula was still intact and that you should get your information right before exclaiming that the formula is cracked.Gf GW... Gf...


I really wanna be one of the owners of part of the recipe lol, even if I HAVE TO KILL FOR IT.

cry more

@15 Lol you're just one of those fags who do nothing but comment on peoples replies all day. Queer lol.

And you're just one of those online shitstains who like to comment on blogs in between your rounds of jerking it while sniffing your mother's used panties. Sick fuck lol.

Hey speaking of Coke; don't you hate it when you fall asleep during a party and then wake up the next morning feeling constipated, only to then find that you're missing one can of soda from a full six-pack of soda?

Even if it is the recipe, and Pepsi Cola starts making it and calling it "Coca Cola" and sells it in cans with markings exactly like Coca Cola and runs ads that say "we'll pay a chemist to prove to you it's EXACTLY the same as Coca Cola! Because we got the recipe! See! It's right here!", Pepsi will still be second best. They will be second best because of their douchey advertising that just screams "look! Look how hip we can be! We're so hip and up-to-the-minute-cool that 40 seconds after this ad is over whatever kind of hip we tried to portray here will be passé!' Oh why can't we convince people we're better than those damn polar bears?"

So where's the photo of the recipe?

@20 they have a tiny shot of it here


and a bigger one here


@Dabzilla You're just jealous 'cos your daddy caught you sniffing his used tighty-whiteys with your thumb up your ass whilst viewing lemonparty..

No, all joking aside...



i dont know why they keep it such a secret. i mean, with all the fake laws out there (physics, chemistry, geology, cosmology, biology are the real ones) nobody's going to be able to copy, make, and or sell their product so, fuck.

@ Thumbob: hey, i fucked a female on downs-syndrome once. she worked at coke too. and i dont wish that on anyone...

Hey GW, stop letting your inbred children on this site; it's bad enough we have to read your backwards retarded ramblings.

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thanks bud, but i can fight my own fights.
troll much? also, im confused on the downs-syndromed girl/woman, is she a lesbian? why is she into cunnies?
i comment on a lot of things, rubes who talk shit on the internets happens to be one of them. what are you the fact-police? WHERES YOUR BADGE YOU BOUGIE-PIG! gw does his best godblessim.
and your body will be buried in a paupers grave.
im sure you were her best

@23 Aww.. Speaking of jokes. I just love it when the short bus let's the kewt little tards out to get online and have all of teh interwbes laugh at their lame 3rd grade attempts at put-downs.

Uhoh, hear that, Thumbob? It's dinner time, and here comes your Mother with her misshapen saggy boob hanging out ready for you to latch on. Remember, No Teeth!! LOL!!


i'm 100% against alcohol so im never drinking coac again!!!

its a fucking shame coz i like the stuff :(

so where's the 1979 photograph? this blog is worthless w/o pics

@Dabzilla You seem to know a lot about downys. Speaking from experience? I bet you have one of them special brown crash helmets to stop you from knocking yourself out when you're licking windows.

I obviously touched a nerve with my comment since you felt the need to double post. Did you have a good long think, draft it out with your crayons.

If you're not already in special school then you should maybe start hanging about there since it's the only (very very remote) chance you have of getting laid.

@Dabzilla You seem to know a lot about downys. Speaking from experience? I bet you have one of them special brown crash helmets to stop you from knocking yourself out when you're licking windows.

I obviously touched a nerve with my comment since you felt the need to double post. Did you have a good long think, draft it out with your crayons.

If you're not already in special school then you should maybe start hanging about there since it's the only (very very remote) chance you have of getting laid.

I wish it was common law for people to fight to the death to resolve their issues. Watching you two retards trying to figure out how to kill eachother would be very entertaining.

yo dawg i dont know who you are, but youre crampin my style.
@33 + 34:
you sure i wasnt the one to touch you, mr.true-double-poster? seriously, i will touch the shit out of you if you dont keep you mouth diarrhea in check.
now stfu and eat your cheese, whitey.

i would seriously kumate, thunderdome, kal-if-fee, claw-plach, or circle of death this ma fa if i had the chance. smear his shitty excuse for a life off my bootheel:) and if it was common law, id prolly get to keep what ever was in his wallet!

"i would seriously kumate, thunderdome, kal-if-fee, claw-plach, or circle of death "

I guess im not geeky enough to know what any of those are but I suspect it would look pretty effing awesome.

I'm anti-alcohol, never had a drink in my life. Do I have grounds for a (superfluous) lawsuit here? Dicks. I'm sticking with RC Cola.

@dabzilla You'd touch me? What, like how your dad touches you? Fucktard.

@dabzilla Even the babies you rape ask "is it in yet?"

@dabzilla You play violin at children's parties. Fuckin kiddy fiddler.

Come on, make me shut up, you fucking nonce.

@dabzilla Would you like me to tell you what sexual intercourse with a consenting ADULT of the opposite sex is like?


if the above posts are from one person: what sad sad sad pathetic life you live getting your jollies from trolling posts. have you released enough of your white, repressed rage?
if, on the other hand, these are coming from several sources(and this is what my moneys on): kudos to you all! youre even greater douchers than the og thumbob. its like once one troll spills a bit of blood, other trolls come out of the woodwork to get their piece. the problem is, youre all idiots and think all your insults are A-material. and some are, like 42, but the rest of you are all idiots and should prolly not reproduce. if you already have kids, well its too late to do anything now. just troll at the comp and pretend to love them, theyll move out soon.
also @39:
yeah you should prolly give it a shot. and RC cola? r u serious? id rather hang out with thumbob(s)

Ok, time to come clean people. Thumbob was completely right about me, I'm a total baby-raping paedophile. Also, I'm such a pathetic little windowlicker that the only person I would dare touch is myself (when I see children).

Thanks for publishing the recipe. Apparently Pepsi leaked the recipe to media.

I agree, dabzilla is an utter paedo. I can't believe they let him out of prison after what he did to that 3yr old. He should have his (tiny) cock cut off!

You're so right Anthony, I should be back in prison. I so dearly miss getting my asshole reamed by angry black guys, my dad just isn't big enough. I think I might rape another baby to get sent down again. LEROY! I'M COMING, MY BIG CHOCOLATE LOVER!!


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Always wondered what that flavour was, I was beginning to thinking 'Coka-Cola' bean, cousin to the coca bean.

Has to be some of the funniest trollin' ever!

This is incorrect. I know the secret. And, I'll tell right here. They used to use Turkish fig and it also gave the cola it's color. They use a green fig now, and add caramel color.

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