The real and original Coca-Cola Secret Recipe Leaked out Decades ago:

Perhaps one of the most guarded recipes in the entire world is the Coca Cola recipe, something they hold close to their chest and probably will never release to anyone.

There are stories circulating the internet about the Coke recipe that range from “only two people know the recipe and they each only know half of the recipe” to the classic “No one really knows the recipe, they each do one part of the recipe and the machine takes care of the rest”  So when “This American Life” a radio show found what looked to be the original recipe in a News Paper, they were  stunned and shocked to see the ingredients and all. The recipe was published openly several decades ago in an old newspaper article. I guess they never thought the Brand was going to become so popular.

Ofcourse the recipe has changed over the decades, but if you want to try coke as it was in the beginning, here is the formula for Coca-Cola Classic, complete with the ultra-secret “7X flavor”  that makes Coke so unique and tasteful, Good Luck and let us know how it turns out:

Standard ingredients:

Fluid extract of Coca: 3 drams

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

This American Life has instructions about how to cook your own batch of Coca-Cola here.