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Make Your Own Coke

Hmm, I think I might make a gallon of Coca Cola tonight

For over a century the recipe for Coca-Cola has been one of the most heavily guarded secrets ( if you don’t include the Colonel’s secret herbs and spices). So secretive in fact that only two Coca-Cola Amatil executives in the world know the exact recipe. Well that’s no longer the case  since a group published the rumored REAL recipe on their website. Seems about 40 years ago  the Atlanta Journal-Constitution published a photo of a book containing a hand-written replica of the original recipe in 1979. Gosh, right there under our noses!

Psst Sheez, and here I was thinking it was just full of sugar! Good lord, did I spy alcohol on the list?  Me thinks it would just easier to buy it ready made.

The secret recipe

Fluid extract of Coca 3 drams USP
Citric acid 3 oz
Caffeine 1oz
Sugar 30 (quantity unknown)
Water 2.5 gal
Lime juice 2 pints 1 qrt
Vanilla 1oz
Caramel 1.5oz or more to color

7X flavor (use 2oz of flavor to 5 gals syrup):
Alcohol 8oz
Orange oil 20 drops
Lemon oil 30 drops
Nutmeg oil 10 drops
Coriander 5 drops
Neroli 10 drops
Cinnamon 10 drops


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Where Can I Find Freshly Ground Black People?

Pepper people, pepper!

The Australian book publisher , Penguin, has been forced to pulp a cookbook after one of the recipes called for “salt and freshly ground black people” to be added to a dish. Whoopsie daisy, might want to hide this from Harry Connick! The typo appears on only one recipe of “Pasta Bible” but it was enough to send them into a right old state and pulp the lot. The publishers are blaming the error on their computer’s spellchecker program and not some racist proofreader!


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