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The Coca-Cola Recipe Is Revealed By ‘This American Life’

Our public media friends at This American Life broke some pretty major news over the weekend. Coca Cola’s recipe has been secret since 1886. The only official copy of the recipe is supposedly in a bank vault somewhere in the U.S.

Well, This American Life thinks they’ve hit the jackpot. In a 1979 article from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, they found what appears to be a legitimate copy of the recipe. They spoke to Mark Pendergrast, author of For God, Country and Coca-Cola, who further assured them this looks just right.


Fluid extract of coca

Citric acid




Lime juice




Orange oil

Lemon oil

Nutmeg oil

Coriander oil

Neroli oil

Cinnamon oil


Source: http://www.npr.org

NPR (National Public Radio