Secret recipe for Coca-Cola Revealed

Coca-Cola is one of the strongest brands in the world, and its Atlanta-based corporation reaps an annual revenue stream of over $30 billion (on sales of one billion drinks per day).

The drink was invented in 1886 by Dr. John Pemberton, based on a recipe suggested by his bookkeeper, Frank Robinson, who also created the now-famous logo.

Coca-Cola was first sold to the public at Jacob’s Pharmacy on May 8, 1886. The following year, Asa Chandler bought the formula for $2,300 and began the advertising campaign that led to Coca-Cola becoming the dominant soft drink in the world.

Until 1905, it contained coca extract as well extract of kola nut (which provided the original source of caffeine). With the added jolt of coca leaf extract along with the caffeine, the original drink probably put today’s energy drinks to shame. Although the recipe has been one of the world’s most closely-guarded secrets for 125 years, the secret was eventually revealed.

It seems the original formula inked in a friend of Pemberton’s own handwriting was photographed by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in 1979, and that photograph was eventually uncovered. The recipe has changed many times over the years: the biggest change being the current use of GMO corn syrup in place of the original cane sugar. Those wishing to achieve something closer to the original taste prefer the brand produced in Mexico, as it is made with beet or cane sugar and contains zero high-fructose corn syrup.

The real “secret” in the recipe, however, is the balance of essential plant oils, which has likely changed little since the original formula. The “7X flavor” is a blend of citrus oils with cinnamon, coriander and neroli oil. Neroli oil is the most common scent used in the perfume industry and blends well with citrus. Lime juice and vanilla are also essential ingredients. After this recipe was recently discovered, some researchers whipped up a batch (including some de-cocainized coca leaf) and some of those sampling the results could not distinguish the results from a real Coke, which leads to the conclusion this may very well be the actual original recipe finally uncovered. Maybe this will help some companies to step up to the plate and produce a healthier version of the drink that still maintains the instant addicting taste of the world’s most popular drink.

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

Loose Change Producer Busted

Two days ago, Korey Rowe, producer of Loose Change, was busted for selling heroin to an undercover officer in his hometown of Oneonta, New York. Written and edited by Dylan Avery, Loose Change was one of the first full-length internet videos to question the government’s version of 9/11. Although the original versions of the video contained statements that appeared to be disinfo, the film was revised several times and seemed to be making an honest attempt to penetrate the truth. Rowe is an ex-soldier who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. He helped fund the project. His arrest was immediately seized upon by the mainstream press as evidence that the 9/11 “Truth Movement” is a fraudulent scam run by hucksters. Yesterday Korey released the following statement on Avery’s facebook page: “I did not sell heroin to the undercover police officer as I am accused of doing. I was not charged for possession because I did not posses anything I should not have had…. This is an atrocity and I apologize to the community, my family, friends and loved ones. I will make every effort to make right this awful situation as fast as possible. Thank you to everyone who has shown me such great support in these trying times. I am working with my attorneys and can make no further statements this time.” Korey posted $10,000 bail and is currently out of jail and awaiting his trial. I have to admit when I first saw the film, I suspected Loose Change was an operation to capture the center of gravity on the 9/11 movement. In most major conspiracies, government-run activists appear quickly to grab this center of gravity so they can control the debate and manage the micro details. One of the most common tactics is to salt disinfo in the form of micro details that can later be proven false, thus discrediting any conspiracy theories. I met Avery and his three friends at the Boston Freedom Rally a few years ago. He’d been invited to speak about 9/11 at the rally, although his participation was not universally embraced by all activists at the event as Loose Change had already become extremely controversial. Avery and his friends clung together throughout the rally and seemed to be having heated disputes over the content of Avery’s upcoming speech. When I spoke to Avery, I told him that I thought a plane did hit the Pentagon, not a missile as theorized in his movie. He immediately switched the topic to ask if I thought explosives were used to bring down the World Trade Towers. I told him I hadn’t seen any conclusive evidence one way or another, but that I did suspect explosives were involved. (At this point, I also suspect explosives were used at the Pentagon as well to insure the files relating to the $1 trillion missing from the budget were completely destroyed.) Another aspect of Loose Change that made me suspicious is that the film was heavily promoted by Alex Jones, who has always appeared to be a demagogue to me, not a serious researcher. But Jones also supports Jesse Ventura, who I have met and do trust as a reliable source of information. One thing worth noting is that a 19-year-old from New York City was also arrested with Rowe. If that person sold heroin to an undercover officer and Rowe witnessed the sale and did not report it immediately, he may be guilty of the sale. That’s just the sort of tactic regularly used to turn people into giving State’s evidence against their friends, so it seems possible this arrest is a manufactured incident to discredit attempts to bring out the truth about 9/11.