The original recipe for Coca-Cola —:"one of the most jealously guarded trade secrets in the world" — has been uncovered by a Chicago radio program.
The ingredients that make up one of the most popular soda drinks in the world had supposedly been a mystery since John Pemberton created the soda in 1886.
But now, according to the radio program, This American Life, a photo of the coveted recipe was published in the Atlanta Constitution-Journal in 1979.
The recipe consists of two parts: caffeine, sugar, caramel and vanilla, but also "fluid extract of coca."
The second part — an exotic concoction called "Merchandise 7X," which includes cinnamon, nutmeg oil, neroli, orange oil and coriander — gives the pop its distinctive flavour