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Do You Want to Know Coca-Cola's Secret Recipe?

Do You Want to Know the Secret Recipes Behind Iconic Foods?

Earlier this week the NPR radio show This America Life claimed to have discovered the secret recipe to Coca-Cola. However, yesterday, Coca-Cola made it clear that the original formula is still safe. Every so often, this sort of news story pops up, where someone says they've found the secret recipe to a certain insanely popular dish, like Coke or Kentucky Fried Chicken's spice blend. But what I'm wondering is: who wants these recipes? With ingredients like "fluid extract of coca" and "neroli oil," is one really going to make Coke at home? What's your take on the matter?

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bsanf3 bsanf3 4 years
I don't need to know, I just don't want them to mess with the formula.
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 4 years
Good point, Amber! I would say with coca cola, the answer was NO all along though :P
amber512 amber512 4 years
It's not necessarily so I can make it myself, but I would want to know just so I can further know what I'm deciding to put into my body or not.
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 4 years
I don't care at all, unless it's something where it would be reasonable to make it at home (like a spice mix). I guess the people most interested in it would be the company's competitors. Though I'm not sure how they would market that. If Pepsi altered their recipe to taste more like Coca Cola, they wouldn't really be able to say anything about it, because it would sound like they agree their product is inferior.
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