Jake Halpern tells this story about document expert John Reznikoff, who came into possession of some materials which—if authentic—would change history. Then things got complicated. Jake is the author of several books, including World's End. (32 minutes)
Feb 11, 2011
The formula for Coca-Cola is one of the most jealously guarded trade secrets in the world. Locked in a vault in Atlanta. Supposedly unreplicable. But we think we may have found the original recipe. And to see if the formula actually might be Coke, we made a batch. Or, anyway, we asked the folks at Jones Soda and Sovereign Flavors to whip up some up, to see if it tastes like Coke. The recipe is here.
Detail from the February 18, 1979 edition of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, used with permission of the newspaper, of what may be the original recipe for Coca-Cola. We set out to learn if it was. The final recipe, we think, is in the right hand column.