world of coca colaIf you are ever in Atlanta, GA, make sure you take a tour through the World of Coca-Cola.

Jeff and I took the tour about 10 months ago and we loved it.

We got to see old COKE memorabilia that would have looked great in my basement.

There was a 4D movie that really did make me feel like a dog was slobbering on me.

How about the working bottling plant or even the all you can drink flavors of the world.

It was such a cool place to visit.  If you don’t believe us, we have video evidence.

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The only issue we had with The World of COCA-COLA was that no matter how hard we tried, the tour guide would not tell us the secret recipe for Original COCA-COLA.

Little did we know that in only a few months after our visit, that secret recipe was leaked to the world.  On February 2, 2011, boadcaster Ira Glass revealed the original recipe on his radio show called “This American Life.”

Beal coke recipeIt seems that late Pharmacist Everett Beal had found the recipe 50 years ago and recorded it in a journal.

When Ira Glass got wind of this discovery, he had no problem letting everyone know the secret during his show.  Check it out for yourself.

I guess Jeff and I did not have to travel to Atlanta in an attempt to find the recipe.  It is all out in the open now.

Today’s TOP 7 List is actually a recipe – for the original COCA-COLA.

  • Fluid extract of Coca: 3 drams USP
  • Citric acid: 3 oz
  • Caffeine: 1 oz
  • Sugar: 30 lbs
  • 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 oil: 5 drops
  • Neroli oil: 10 drops
  • Cinnamon oil: 10 drops

Anyone interested in making us a bottle?

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