Coca-Cola: The world’s secretest formula
Ever since Coca-Cola made its first appearance way back in 1886, the precise recipe has been a closely guarded secret. While many have tried (*cough* Pepsi *cough*), they have dismally failed to replicate the world’s most famous beverage.
Apparently the official written copy is held in a US bank vault and only two company employees at any one time are said to know the whole formula that gives the fizzy drink its distinctive flavour.
It seems that after 125 years, one of the world’s best-kept secrets is no longer a secret. A website claims to have uncovered a list showing the ingredients and quantities used to make the drink.
While we know it consists of natural flavourings and caffeine, along with carbonated water, sugar, phosphoric acid and colouring, but there’s a lot more to it.
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Maybe the inventors of Coca-Cola should have patented their stuff instead of trying to keep it a secret. Don’t know how that would help? Read more about patent law here.
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