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Coke en nog 8 van die wêreld se strengste bewaakte resepte (skyfievertoning)


As u hierdie presiese resepte wil hê, moet u eers in 'n kluis inbreek

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Vandag is dit moeiliker as ooit om 'n formule geheim te hou.

Coke en nog 8 van die wêreld se strengste bewaakte resepte

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Vandag is dit moeiliker as ooit om 'n formule geheim te hou.

Dr pepper

Die resep vir dr Pepper word in geheimhouding bedek; na bewering is dit in twee dele verdeel, elk opgesluit in 'n ander bank in Dallas, sodat niemand die hele formule kan besit nie. Niemand weet met sekerheid wat die “23 geure en ander bestanddele” in die drankie is nie, maar die gerug dat snoeisap een daarvan is ontbloot is.

Krispy Kreme Plain Donut

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Die oorspronklike resep vir Krispy Kreme se legendariese donut met gewone glas word op slot en grendel by die hoofkwartier van die onderneming in Winston-Salem, NC, gehou, en slegs 'n handjievol werknemers het toegang daartoe. Trouens, hulle het 'n skelm New Yorkse operateur hof toe terug in 2010 toe hy die resep aangepas het nadat hy die "belangrikste eie bestanddele" opraak.

Coca-Cola

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Dit is heel moontlik die mees legendariese geheime resep op aarde; die kennis rondom die Coke -formule is amper net so bekend soos die drank self. Die enigste geskrewe kopie van die resep was dekades lank in 'n bankbank van Atlanta toegesluit-in 2011 is dit na 'n kluis in 'n uitstalling in die World of Coca-Cola interaktiewe museum van Atlanta oorgeplaas-en die feit dat die resep so styf was -bewaakte geheim was wonderlik vir Coke se PR. Soms beweer iemand dat hy die oorspronklike resep van uitvinder John Pemberton teëgekom het, maar sedert die oorspronklike dae is dit soveel keer aangepas dat dit byna onmoontlik sou wees om dit weer te gee. O, en slegs een produsent in die land word toegelaat om die kokaïenblaar, 'n belangrike bestanddeel, gedekainte geur -essensie te produseer, en dit sal waarskynlik nie binnekort aan u verkoop word nie.

Kentucky Fried Chicken

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Die gebraaide hoender van KFC bevat 'n mengsel van 11 kruie en speserye, wat vermoedelik by twee verskillende plante geproduseer word en dan by 'n derde gekombineer word, sodat niemand die volledige resep, wat in 'n kluis toegesluit is, in besit kan wees nie. Baie mense beweer dat hulle dit het die resep gedekodeer, en 'n laboratoriumtoets ontdek dat die enigste bestanddele meel, sout, peper en MSG was. As dit kom by wat eintlik in die hoender is, sal die wêreld waarskynlik nooit seker weet nie.

Hershey se melk sjokolade

Die sjokoladeoorloë het teen die begin van die eeu sterk begin loop, met innoveerders soos Hershey en Mars wat die groot Engelse vervaardigers soos Fry, Rowntree's en Cadbury gevolg het vir markoorheersing. Toe Hershey uiteindelik die formule vir melksjokolade vasgespyker het, na drie jaar se proef en foute, het hy dit 'n eie geheim gehou en die eerste Hershey's Bar in 1900 vrygelaat en sy plek in sjokolade vasgemaak. Die presiese formule vir Hershey se melksjokolade is vandag nog 'n raaisel.

Bush se gebakte boontjies

Alhoewel dit meer as enigiets anders as 'n bemarkingsfoefie lyk, is die resep vir Bush's Baked Beans eintlik 'n geheim. Die resep is geskep deur die stigter se skoondogter Kathleen, en eintlik ken slegs die huidige eienaar Jay Bush die resep (hy en sy hond Duke natuurlik). Die boontjies bevat bruinsuiker en spek, maar wat die speserymengsel betref, weet selfs die verskaffer dit nie.

Barr se Irn-Bru

Die resep vir hierdie Skotse koeldrank word sedert 1901 van geslag tot geslag oorgedra, en vandag is dit slegs deur drie mense bekend: voormalige voorsitter Robin Barr, sy dogter Julie en een anonieme raadslid. Dit alles erken die maatskappy is dat daar 32 bestanddele is, en een daarvan is yster.

Chartreuse

In 1737 kom 'n monnik met die naam Jérôme Maubec op 'n geheime formule vir 'n eliksir vir 'n lang lewe wat 'n offisier van koning Henry IV aan die klooster gegee het, en besluit om dit aan te pas. Hy het 130 blomme en plante gedistilleer tot 'n kragtige eliksir, en deur die jare is dit gebruik as die basis vir Green Chartreuse en Yellow Chartreuse. Die formule wat in elk van hierdie produkte voorkom, is nog steeds 'n geheime geheim, wat 'n groot aantal kopieerders probeer herhaal het.

Twinkies

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Daar is baie Twinkie -nabootsers daar buite, maar die presiese formule (wat onlangs deur Apollo Global Management en C. Dean Metropoulos & Co. van Hostess gekoop is) is nog steeds 'n volledige geheim. Gasvrou het 'n paar aanpassings aan die formule gemaak, soos om by te voeg 'n geheime bestanddeel dit verleng die rakleeftyd van die produk, maar hulle het ook nie alles bekend gemaak nie.


Ek wil graag van die wêreld 'n cola maak: probeer die 'oorspronklike' Coca-Cola-formule

Daar word gesê dat die oorspronklike resep vir Coca-Cola een van die geheime ter wêreld is wat die meeste bewaak word. Daar word beweer dat slegs twee mense dit op 'n gegewe tydstip ken en nooit met dieselfde vliegtuig kan reis as dit sou neerstort nie. 'N Deel van Coca-Cola & rsquos se aantrekkingskrag is die opsetlik geheime geheimhouding daarvan, en die formule word in 'n kluis gehou wat selfs Liberace as oorhoofs kan beskou.

Is dit een van die geheime wat die meeste bewaar word, of was die oorspronklike formule eintlik net beskikbaar-weggesteek in die oog af? 'N Episode van Hierdie Amerikaanse lewe ondersoek die moontlikheid dat dit opgeneem is in 'n koerantrubriek wat in die Atlanta Journal and Constitution op 18 Februarie 1979.

Coca-Cola verwerp die egtheid van hierdie weergawe heeltemal. Hier is 'n verduideliking van Hierdie Amerikaanse lewe:

Om duidelik te wees: ons beweer nie dat ons die resep gevind het wat vandag vir Coca-Cola gebruik word nie. Ons glo dat ons 'n resep gevind het wat óf die oorspronklike resep is van die uitvinder van Coke, John Pemberton, óf 'n weergawe van Coca-Cola wat hy gemaak het óf voor óf nadat die produk in 1886 op die mark gekom het. Ons glo dit omdat dit gevind in die notaboek van sy vriend, op 'n bladsy met die titel & quotCoco-Cola-resep verbeter, & quot en omdat dit in Pemberton se eie notaboek gevind is, in die argief van Coca-Cola. & rdquo

Soos baie weet, was die mees verslawende deel van die oorspronklike Coca-Cola-formule moontlik nie al sy suiker nie. Die uitvinder van drink & rsquos, dr. John Stith Pemberton, het 'n morfienverslaafde geword na 'n besering wat hy tydens die burgeroorlog opgedoen het. Sy drankie bevat vloeibare uittreksel van koka, kola -neute en suiker om hul bitter smaak te bedek. Pemberton het Coca-Cola in 1886 begin verkoop en bevat vloeibare ekstrak van coca tot 1903-hoewel die verwydering daarvan baie ingewikkelder was as dat die stof onwettig geword het. (Dit het eers in 1914 onwettig geword.) Coca-blare is onwettig in die Verenigde State, maar die onderneming gebruik dit steeds nadat dit deur Stepan Chemical Company in Maywood, New Jersey, gekook-gekokainiseer is.

Coca -blare kan aanlyn bestel word, en sommige webwerwe bied die moontlikheid om telefonies te koop. Coca bestel via 'n selfoon? Dit lyk nie na die beste idee nie.


Waarom ja, ek is eintlik hierdie paranoïese sonder die coca.

Nadat ek navorsing gedoen het, blyk dit dat koka blare heeltemal onwettig is. Alhoewel sommige sê dat handhawing nie so streng is nie, is dit nie iets wat ek graag wil uitvind nie (of aanbeveel dat ander dit ook doen). Die smaak word ook nie beïnvloed deur die weglating nie, en die taal wat in die instruksies gebruik word, is effens verwarrend.

Die & ldquooriginal & rdquo -resep begin deur die 7X te maak. Dit is 'n kombinasie van olies-kaneel, lemoen, neroli, neutmuskaat, koriander, suurlemoen-en dit is ook belangrik om nie essensiële olies te gebruik wat nie van voedsel is nie. Maak seker dat hulle van voedsel is, aangesien ander soorte nie vir inname gebruik kan word nie. Uittreksels is baie sterker as wat hulle was toe die resep uitgevind is. Slegs 'n klein hoeveelheid word benodig. Dit kan met 'n pipet/oogdrupper gemeet word, maar ek het gevind dat 'n mediese spuit 'n baie maklike en presiese alternatief is. Hierdie olies word deeglik gemeng met suiwer etanolalkohol, wat dien as 'n emulgator. Suiwer alkohol kan moeilik wees om te vind, dus 'n hoë kwaliteit alkohol, soos wodka, kan vervang word.

Coca-Cola gemaak met werklike suiker (in plaas van mieliesiroop met hoë fruktose) het 'n kultusaanvulling en kan steeds buite die VSA gevind word

Vervolgens word 'n deel van die suiker gebruik om karamel te maak. (David Lebovitz het 'n paar nuttige instruksies oor hoe om die perfekte karamel te maak.) Die oorblywende suiker word met water gemeng, op 'n stoof gaargemaak op dieselfde manier as 'n eenvoudige stroop-tot kookpunt gebring en dan oor matige lae gesmoor. verhit ongeveer drie minute. Meng die suikerstroop met die karamel.

Daarna word die suikerstroop-karamelmengsel gekombineer met 'n paar ander bestanddele, insluitend lemmetjiesap en vanielje. Die resep benodig nog 'n ekstra skop. In plaas van vloeistofekstrak van coca, gebruik ek 'n groot hoeveelheid kokaïen. Ek grap natuurlik. Verpakte kafeïenpille kan bygevoeg word om 'n ekstra stoot te gee. Die wit poeieragtige stof is eintlik sitroensuur, hoewel die moderne resep fosforsuur gebruik. Albei word by die mengsel gevoeg, sowel as die 7x.

Voeg die stroop by koolzuurhoudende water-een deel stroop vir elke vyf dele water.

Uiteindelik was die konsensus dat alhoewel dit heerlik was, myne met 'n sterker vanieljegeur beland het as wat ek met moderne Coca-Cola sou assosieer. Dit het ook 'n baie ligter kleur as Coca-Cola-karamelkleursel kan bygevoeg word, want ons weet almal wat gebeur as 'n koeldrank nie die kleur wat gewoonlik daarmee gepaard gaan nie.

Wil u dit probeer maak en self proe? Ek het die Pemberton -resep probeer Hierdie Amerikaanse lewe* maar dit bevat ook die uit Everett Beal & rsquos -boek.

(hierdie resep kan afgeskaal word)

4 oz FE Coco
3 oz Sitroensuur
1 oz Kafeïen
30 pond suiker

2 & frac12 liter Water
1 liter suurlemoensap
1 ons Vanilla
Karamel

7X geur
1 liter alkohol
80 druppels oranje olie
120 druppels suurlemoenolie
40 druppels neutmuskaatolie
20 druppels koljanderolie
40 druppels Neroli -olie
40 druppels kaneelolie


*Alhoewel die resep geneem is uit Hierdie Amerikaanse lewe, Bedrade UK & rsquos weergawe was baie nuttig vir instruksies.

Beeldkrediete: Jamie, die res van die skrywer.

Die menings wat uitgespreek word, is die van die outeur (s) en is nie noodwendig die van Scientific American nie.

OOR DIE SKRYWER (E)

Layla Eplett skryf oor die antropologie van voedsel. Sy het 'n meestersgraad in sosiale antropologie van ontwikkeling aan die Universiteit van Londen se School of Oriental and African Studies en hou daarvan om 'n voorsmakie te kry van allerhande kulture-gastronomies, tradisioneel en soms per ongeluk bakteries. Soek haar by Fare Trade.


Ek wil graag van die wêreld 'n cola maak: probeer die 'oorspronklike' Coca-Cola-formule

Daar word gesê dat die oorspronklike resep vir Coca-Cola een van die geheime ter wêreld is wat die meeste bewaak word. Daar word beweer dat slegs twee mense dit op 'n gegewe tydstip ken en nooit met dieselfde vliegtuig kan reis as dit sou neerstort nie. 'N Deel van Coca-Cola & rsquos se aantrekkingskrag is die opsetlik geheime geheimhouding daarvan, die formule word in 'n kluis gehou wat selfs Liberace as oorbodig kan beskou.

Is dit een van die geheime wat die meeste bewaar word, of was die oorspronklike formule eintlik net beskikbaar-weggesteek in die oog af? 'N Episode van Hierdie Amerikaanse lewe ondersoek die moontlikheid dat dit opgeneem is in 'n koerantrubriek wat in die Atlanta Journal and Constitution op 18 Februarie 1979.

Coca-Cola verwerp die egtheid van hierdie weergawe heeltemal. Hier is 'n verduideliking van Hierdie Amerikaanse lewe:

Om duidelik te wees: ons beweer nie dat ons die resep gevind het wat vandag vir Coca-Cola gebruik word nie. Ons glo dat ons 'n resep gevind het wat óf die oorspronklike resep is wat gemaak is deur die uitvinder van Coke, John Pemberton, óf 'n weergawe van Coca-Cola wat hy gemaak het voor of nadat die produk in 1886 op die mark gekom het. Ons glo dit omdat dit gevind in die notaboek van sy vriend, op 'n bladsy met die titel & quotCoco-Cola-resep verbeter, & quot en omdat dit in Pemberton se eie notaboek gevind is, in die argief van Coca-Cola. & rdquo

Soos baie weet, was die mees verslawende deel van die oorspronklike Coca-Cola-formule moontlik nie al sy suiker nie. Die uitvinder van drank en rsquos, dr. John Stith Pemberton, het 'n morfienverslaafde geword na 'n besering wat hy tydens die burgeroorlog opgedoen het. Sy drankie bevat vloeibare uittreksel van koka, kola -neute en suiker om hul bitter smaak te bedek. Pemberton het Coca-Cola in 1886 begin verkoop en bevat vloeibare ekstrak van coca tot 1903-hoewel die verwydering daarvan baie ingewikkelder was as dat die stof onwettig geword het. (Dit het eers in 1914 onwettig geword.) Coca-blare is onwettig in die Verenigde State, maar die maatskappy gebruik dit steeds nadat dit deur Stepan Chemical Company in Maywood, New Jersey, gekook-gekokainiseer is.

Coca -blare kan aanlyn bestel word, en sommige webwerwe bied die moontlikheid om telefonies te koop. Bestel jy coca per selfoon? Dit lyk nie na die beste idee nie.


Waarom ja, ek is eintlik hierdie paranoïese sonder die coca.

Nadat ek navorsing gedoen het, blyk dit dat koka blare heeltemal onwettig is. Alhoewel sommige sê dat handhawing nie so streng is nie, is dit nie iets wat ek graag wil uitvind nie (of aanbeveel dat ander dit ook doen). Die smaak word ook nie beïnvloed deur die weglating nie, en die taal wat in die instruksies gebruik word, is effens verwarrend.

Die & ldquooriginal & rdquo -resep begin deur die 7X te maak. Dit is 'n kombinasie van olies-kaneel, lemoen, neroli, neutmuskaat, koriander, suurlemoen-en dit is ook belangrik om nie essensiële olies te gebruik wat nie van voedsel is nie. Maak seker dat hulle van voedsel is, aangesien ander soorte nie vir inname gebruik kan word nie. Uittreksels is baie sterker as wat hulle was toe die resep uitgevind is. Slegs 'n klein hoeveelheid word benodig. Dit kan met 'n pipet/oogdrupper gemeet word, maar ek het gevind dat 'n mediese spuit 'n baie maklike en presiese alternatief is. Hierdie olies word deeglik gemeng met suiwer etanolalkohol, wat dien as 'n emulgator. Suiwer alkohol kan moeilik wees om te vind, dus 'n hoë kwaliteit alkohol, soos wodka, kan vervang word.

Coca-Cola gemaak met werklike suiker (in plaas van mieliesiroop met hoë fruktose) het 'n kultusaanvulling en kan steeds buite die VSA gevind word

Vervolgens word 'n deel van die suiker gebruik om karamel te maak. (David Lebovitz het 'n paar nuttige instruksies oor hoe om die perfekte karamel te maak.) Die oorblywende suiker word met water gemeng, op 'n stoof gaargemaak op dieselfde manier as 'n eenvoudige stroop-tot kookpunt gebring en dan oor matige lae gesmoor. verhit ongeveer drie minute. Meng die suikerstroop met die karamel.

Daarna word die suikerstroop-karamelmengsel gekombineer met 'n paar ander bestanddele, insluitend lemmetjiesap en vanielje. Die resep benodig nog 'n ekstra skop. In plaas van vloeistofekstrak van coca, gebruik ek 'n groot hoeveelheid kokaïen. Ek grap natuurlik. Verpakte kafeïenpille kan bygevoeg word om 'n ekstra stoot te gee. Die wit poeieragtige stof is eintlik sitroensuur, hoewel die moderne resep fosforsuur gebruik. Albei word by die mengsel gevoeg, sowel as die 7x.

Voeg die stroop by koolzuurhoudende water-een deel stroop vir elke vyf dele water.

Uiteindelik was die konsensus dat alhoewel dit heerlik was, myne met 'n sterker vanieljegeur beland het as wat ek met moderne Coca-Cola sou assosieer. Dit het ook 'n baie ligter kleur as Coca-Cola-karamelkleursel kan bygevoeg word, want ons weet almal wat gebeur as 'n koeldrank nie die kleur wat gewoonlik daarmee gepaard gaan nie.

Wil u dit probeer maak en self proe? Ek het die Pemberton -resep probeer Hierdie Amerikaanse lewe* maar hulle bevat ook die een uit Everett Beal & rsquos -boek.

(hierdie resep kan afgeskaal word)

4 oz FE Coco
3 oz Sitroensuur
1 oz Kafeïen
30 pond suiker

2 & frac12 liter Water
1 liter suurlemoensap
1 ons Vanilla
Karamel

7X geur
1 liter alkohol
80 druppels oranje olie
120 druppels suurlemoenolie
40 druppels neutmuskaatolie
20 druppels koljanderolie
40 druppels Neroli -olie
40 druppels kaneelolie


*Alhoewel die resep geneem is uit Hierdie Amerikaanse lewe, Bedrade UK & rsquos weergawe was baie nuttig vir instruksies.

Beeldkrediete: Jamie, die res van die skrywer.

Die menings wat uitgespreek word, is die van die outeur (s) en is nie noodwendig die van Scientific American nie.

OOR DIE SKRYWER (E)

Layla Eplett skryf oor die antropologie van voedsel. Sy het 'n meestersgraad in sosiale antropologie van ontwikkeling aan die Universiteit van Londen se School of Oriental and African Studies en hou daarvan om 'n voorsmakie te kry van allerhande kulture-gastronomies, tradisioneel en soms per ongeluk bakteries. Soek haar by Fare Trade.


Ek wil graag van die wêreld 'n cola maak: probeer die 'oorspronklike' Coca-Cola-formule

Daar word gesê dat die oorspronklike resep vir Coca-Cola een van die geheime ter wêreld is wat die meeste bewaak word. Daar word beweer dat slegs twee mense dit op 'n gegewe tydstip ken en nooit met dieselfde vliegtuig kan reis as dit sou neerstort nie. 'N Deel van Coca-Cola & rsquos se aantrekkingskrag is die opsetlik geheime geheimhouding daarvan, die formule word in 'n kluis gehou wat selfs Liberace as oorbodig kan beskou.

Is dit een van die geheime wat die meeste bewaar word, of was die oorspronklike formule eintlik net beskikbaar-weggesteek in die oog af? 'N Episode van Hierdie Amerikaanse lewe ondersoek die moontlikheid dat dit opgeneem is in 'n koerantrubriek wat in die Atlanta Journal and Constitution op 18 Februarie 1979.

Coca-Cola verwerp die egtheid van hierdie weergawe heeltemal. Hier is 'n verduideliking van Hierdie Amerikaanse lewe:

Om duidelik te wees: ons beweer nie dat ons die resep gevind het wat vandag vir Coca-Cola gebruik word nie. Ons glo dat ons 'n resep gevind het wat óf die oorspronklike resep is wat gemaak is deur die uitvinder van Coke, John Pemberton, óf 'n weergawe van Coca-Cola wat hy gemaak het voor of nadat die produk in 1886 op die mark gekom het. Ons glo dit omdat dit gevind in die notaboek van sy vriend, op 'n bladsy met die titel & quotCoco-Cola-resep verbeter, & quot en omdat dit in Pemberton se eie notaboek gevind is, in Coca-Cola se argiewe. & rdquo

Soos baie weet, was die mees verslawende deel van die oorspronklike Coca-Cola-formule moontlik nie al sy suiker nie. Die uitvinder van drank en rsquos, dr. John Stith Pemberton, het 'n morfienverslaafde geword na 'n besering wat hy tydens die burgeroorlog opgedoen het. Sy drankie bevat vloeibare uittreksel van koka, kola -neute en suiker om hul bitter smaak te bedek. Pemberton het Coca-Cola in 1886 begin verkoop en bevat vloeibare ekstrak van coca tot 1903-hoewel die verwydering daarvan baie ingewikkelder was as dat die stof onwettig geword het. (Dit het eers in 1914 onwettig geword.) Coca-blare is onwettig in die Verenigde State, maar die maatskappy gebruik dit steeds nadat dit deur Stepan Chemical Company in Maywood, New Jersey, gekook-gekokainiseer is.

Coca -blare kan aanlyn bestel word, en sommige webwerwe bied die moontlikheid om telefonies te koop. Coca bestel via 'n selfoon? Dit lyk nie na die beste idee nie.


Waarom ja, ek is eintlik hierdie paranoïese sonder die coca.

Nadat ek navorsing gedoen het, blyk dit dat koka blare heeltemal onwettig is. Alhoewel sommige sê dat handhawing nie so streng is nie, is dit nie iets wat ek graag wil uitvind nie (of aanbeveel dat ander dit ook doen). Die smaak word ook nie beïnvloed deur die weglating nie, en die taal wat in die instruksies gebruik word, is effens verwarrend.

Die & ldquooriginal & rdquo -resep begin deur die 7X te maak. Dit is 'n kombinasie van olies-kaneel, lemoen, neroli, neutmuskaat, koriander, suurlemoen-en dit is ook belangrik om nie essensiële olies te gebruik wat nie van voedsel is nie. Maak seker dat hulle van voedsel is, aangesien ander soorte nie vir inname gebruik kan word nie. Uittreksels is baie sterker as wat hulle was toe die resep uitgevind is. Slegs 'n klein hoeveelheid word benodig. Dit kan met 'n pipet/oogdrupper gemeet word, maar ek het gevind dat 'n mediese spuit 'n baie maklike en presiese alternatief is. Hierdie olies word deeglik gemeng met suiwer etanolalkohol, wat dien as 'n emulgator. Suiwer alkohol kan moeilik wees om te vind, dus 'n hoë kwaliteit alkohol, soos wodka, kan vervang word.

Coca-Cola gemaak met werklike suiker (in plaas van mieliesiroop met hoë fruktose) het 'n kultusaanvulling en kan steeds buite die VSA gevind word

Vervolgens word 'n deel van die suiker gebruik om karamel te maak. (David Lebovitz het 'n paar nuttige instruksies oor hoe om die perfekte karamel te maak.) Die oorblywende suiker word met water gemeng, op 'n stoof gaargemaak op dieselfde manier as 'n eenvoudige stroop-tot kookpunt gebring en dan oor matige lae gesmoor. verhit ongeveer drie minute. Meng die suikerstroop met die karamel.

Daarna word die suikerstroop-karamelmengsel gekombineer met 'n paar ander bestanddele, insluitend lemmetjiesap en vanielje. Die resep benodig nog 'n ekstra skop. In plaas van vloeistofekstrak van coca, gebruik ek 'n groot hoeveelheid kokaïen. Ek grap natuurlik. Verpakte kafeïenpille kan bygevoeg word om 'n ekstra stoot te gee. Die wit poeieragtige stof is eintlik sitroensuur, hoewel die moderne resep fosforsuur gebruik. Albei word by die mengsel gevoeg, sowel as die 7x.

Voeg die stroop by koolzuurhoudende water-een deel stroop vir elke vyf dele water.

Uiteindelik was die konsensus dat alhoewel dit heerlik was, myne met 'n sterker vanieljegeur beland het as wat ek met moderne Coca-Cola sou assosieer. Dit het ook 'n baie ligter kleur as Coca-Cola-karamelkleursel kan bygevoeg word, want ons weet almal wat gebeur as 'n koeldrank nie die kleur wat gewoonlik daarmee gepaard gaan nie.

Wil u dit probeer maak en self proe? Ek het die Pemberton -resep probeer Hierdie Amerikaanse lewe* maar dit bevat ook die uit Everett Beal & rsquos -boek.

(hierdie resep kan afgeskaal word)

4 oz FE Coco
3 oz Sitroensuur
1 oz Kafeïen
30 pond suiker

2 & frac12 liter Water
1 liter suurlemoensap
1 ons Vanilla
Karamel

7X geur
1 liter alkohol
80 druppels oranje olie
120 druppels suurlemoenolie
40 druppels neutmuskaatolie
20 druppels koljanderolie
40 druppels Neroli -olie
40 druppels kaneelolie


*Alhoewel die resep geneem is uit Hierdie Amerikaanse lewe, Bedrade UK & rsquos weergawe was baie nuttig vir instruksies.

Beeldkrediete: Jamie, die res van die skrywer.

Die menings wat uitgespreek word, is die van die outeur (s) en is nie noodwendig die van Scientific American nie.

OOR DIE SKRYWER (E)

Layla Eplett skryf oor die antropologie van voedsel. Sy het 'n meestersgraad in sosiale antropologie van ontwikkeling aan die Universiteit van Londen se School of Oriental and African Studies en hou daarvan om 'n voorsmakie te kry van allerhande kulture-gastronomies, tradisioneel en soms per ongeluk bakteries. Soek haar by Fare Trade.


Ek wil graag van die wêreld 'n cola maak: probeer die 'oorspronklike' Coca-Cola-formule

Daar word gesê dat die oorspronklike resep vir Coca-Cola een van die geheime ter wêreld is wat die meeste bewaak word. Daar word beweer dat slegs twee mense dit op 'n gegewe tydstip ken en nooit met dieselfde vliegtuig kan reis as dit sou neerstort nie. 'N Deel van Coca-Cola & rsquos se aantrekkingskrag is die opsetlik geheime geheimhouding daarvan, die formule word in 'n kluis gehou wat selfs Liberace as oorbodig kan beskou.

Is dit een van die geheime wat die meeste bewaar word, of was die oorspronklike formule eintlik net beskikbaar-weggesteek in die oog af? 'N Episode van Hierdie Amerikaanse lewe ondersoek die moontlikheid dat dit opgeneem is in 'n koerantrubriek wat in die Atlanta Journal and Constitution op 18 Februarie 1979.

Coca-Cola verwerp die egtheid van hierdie weergawe heeltemal. Hier is 'n verduideliking van Hierdie Amerikaanse lewe:

Om duidelik te wees: ons beweer nie dat ons die resep gevind het wat vandag vir Coca-Cola gebruik word nie. Ons glo dat ons 'n resep gevind het wat óf die oorspronklike resep is van die uitvinder van Coke, John Pemberton, óf 'n weergawe van Coca-Cola wat hy gemaak het voor of nadat die produk in 1886 op die mark gekom het. Ons glo dit omdat dit gevind in die notaboek van sy vriend, op 'n bladsy met die titel & quotCoco-Cola-resep verbeter, & quot en omdat dit in Pemberton se eie notaboek gevind is, in die argief van Coca-Cola. & rdquo

Soos baie weet, was die mees verslawende deel van die oorspronklike Coca-Cola-formule moontlik nie al sy suiker nie. Die uitvinder van drink & rsquos, dr. John Stith Pemberton, het 'n morfienverslaafde geword na 'n besering wat hy tydens die burgeroorlog opgedoen het. Sy drankie bevat vloeibare uittreksel van koka, kola -neute en suiker om hul bitter smaak te bedek. Pemberton het Coca-Cola in 1886 begin verkoop en bevat vloeibare ekstrak van coca tot 1903-hoewel die verwydering daarvan baie ingewikkelder was as dat die stof onwettig geword het. (Dit het eers in 1914 onwettig geword.) Coca-blare is onwettig in die Verenigde State, maar die maatskappy gebruik dit steeds nadat dit deur Stepan Chemical Company in Maywood, New Jersey, gekook-gekokainiseer is.

Coca -blare kan aanlyn bestel word, en sommige webwerwe bied die moontlikheid om telefonies te koop. Coca bestel via 'n selfoon? Dit lyk nie na die beste idee nie.


Waarom ja, ek is eintlik hierdie paranoïese sonder die coca.

Nadat ek navorsing gedoen het, blyk dit dat koka blare heeltemal onwettig is. Alhoewel sommige sê dat handhawing nie so streng is nie, is dit nie iets wat ek graag wil uitvind nie (of aanbeveel dat ander dit ook doen). Die smaak word ook nie geraak deur die weglating nie, en die taal wat in die instruksies gebruik word, is effens verwarrend.

Die & ldquooriginal & rdquo -resep begin deur die 7X te maak. Dit is 'n kombinasie van olies-kaneel, lemoen, neroli, neutmuskaat, koriander, suurlemoen-en dit is ook belangrik om nie essensiële olies te gebruik wat nie van voedsel is nie. Maak seker dat hulle van voedsel is, aangesien ander soorte nie vir inname gebruik kan word nie. Uittreksels is baie sterker as wat hulle was toe die resep uitgevind is. Slegs 'n klein hoeveelheid word benodig. Dit kan met 'n pipet/oogdrupper gemeet word, maar ek het gevind dat 'n mediese spuit 'n baie maklike en presiese alternatief is. Hierdie olies word deeglik gemeng met suiwer etanolalkohol, wat dien as 'n emulgator. Suiwer alkohol kan moeilik wees om te vind, dus 'n hoë kwaliteit alkohol, soos wodka, kan vervang word.

Coca-Cola gemaak met werklike suiker (in plaas van mieliesiroop met hoë fruktose) het 'n kultusaanvulling en kan steeds buite die VSA gevind word

Vervolgens word 'n deel van die suiker gebruik om karamel te maak. (David Lebovitz het 'n paar nuttige instruksies oor hoe om die perfekte karamel te maak.) Die oorblywende suiker word met water gemeng, op 'n stoof gaargemaak op dieselfde manier as 'n eenvoudige stroop-tot kookpunt gebring en dan oor matige lae gesmoor. verhit ongeveer drie minute. Meng die suikerstroop met die karamel.

Daarna word die suikerstroop-karamelmengsel gekombineer met 'n paar ander bestanddele, insluitend lemmetjiesap en vanielje. Die resep benodig nog 'n ekstra skop. In plaas van vloeistofekstrak van coca, gebruik ek 'n groot hoeveelheid kokaïen. Ek grap natuurlik. Verpakte kafeïenpille kan bygevoeg word om 'n ekstra stoot te gee. Die wit poeieragtige stof is eintlik sitroensuur, hoewel die moderne resep fosforsuur gebruik. Albei word by die mengsel gevoeg, sowel as die 7x.

Voeg die stroop by koolzuurhoudende water-een deel stroop vir elke vyf dele water.

Uiteindelik was die konsensus dat alhoewel dit heerlik was, myne met 'n sterker vanieljegeur beland het as wat ek met moderne Coca-Cola sou assosieer. Dit het ook 'n baie ligter kleur as Coca-Cola-karamelkleursel kan bygevoeg word, want ons weet almal wat gebeur as 'n koeldrank nie die kleur wat gewoonlik daarmee gepaard gaan nie.

Wil u dit probeer maak en self proe? Ek het die Pemberton -resep probeer Hierdie Amerikaanse lewe* maar dit bevat ook die uit Everett Beal & rsquos -boek.

(hierdie resep kan afgeskaal word)

4 oz FE Coco
3 oz Sitroensuur
1 oz Kafeïen
30 pond suiker

2 & frac12 liter Water
1 liter suurlemoensap
1 ons Vanilla
Karamel

7X geur
1 liter alkohol
80 druppels oranje olie
120 druppels suurlemoenolie
40 druppels neutmuskaatolie
20 druppels koljanderolie
40 druppels Neroli -olie
40 druppels kaneelolie


*Alhoewel die resep geneem is uit Hierdie Amerikaanse lewe, Bedrade UK & rsquos weergawe was baie nuttig vir instruksies.

Beeldkrediete: Jamie, die res van die skrywer.

Die menings wat uitgespreek word, is die van die outeur (s) en is nie noodwendig die van Scientific American nie.

OOR DIE SKRYWER (E)

Layla Eplett skryf oor die antropologie van voedsel. Sy het 'n meestersgraad in sosiale antropologie van ontwikkeling aan die Universiteit van Londen se School of Oriental and African Studies en hou daarvan om 'n voorsmakie te kry van allerhande kulture-gastronomies, tradisioneel en soms per ongeluk bakteries. Soek haar by Fare Trade.


Ek wil graag van die wêreld 'n cola maak: probeer die 'oorspronklike' Coca-Cola-formule

Daar word gesê dat die oorspronklike resep vir Coca-Cola een van die geheime ter wêreld is wat die meeste bewaak word. Daar word beweer dat slegs twee mense dit op 'n gegewe tydstip ken en nooit met dieselfde vliegtuig kan reis as dit sou neerstort nie. 'N Deel van Coca-Cola & rsquos se aantrekkingskrag is die opsetlik geheime geheimhouding daarvan, die formule word in 'n kluis gehou wat selfs Liberace as oorbodig kan beskou.

Is dit een van die geheime wat die meeste bewaar word, of was die oorspronklike formule eintlik net beskikbaar-weggesteek in die oog af? 'N Episode van Hierdie Amerikaanse lewe ondersoek die moontlikheid dat dit opgeneem is in 'n koerantrubriek wat in die Atlanta Journal and Constitution op 18 Februarie 1979.

Coca-Cola verwerp die egtheid van hierdie weergawe heeltemal. Hier is 'n verduideliking van Hierdie Amerikaanse lewe:

Om duidelik te wees: ons beweer nie dat ons die resep gevind het wat vandag vir Coca-Cola gebruik word nie. Ons glo dat ons 'n resep gevind het wat óf die oorspronklike resep is wat gemaak is deur die uitvinder van Coke, John Pemberton, óf 'n weergawe van Coca-Cola wat hy gemaak het voor of nadat die produk in 1886 op die mark gekom het. Ons glo dit omdat dit gevind in die notaboek van sy vriend, op 'n bladsy met die titel & quotCoco-Cola-resep verbeter, & quot en omdat dit in Pemberton se eie notaboek gevind is, in die argiewe van Coca-Cola. & rdquo

Soos baie weet, was die mees verslawende deel van die oorspronklike Coca-Cola-formule moontlik nie al sy suiker nie. Die uitvinder van drank en rsquos, dr. John Stith Pemberton, het 'n morfienverslaafde geword na 'n besering wat hy tydens die burgeroorlog opgedoen het. Sy drankie bevat vloeibare uittreksel van koka, kola -neute en suiker om hul bitter smaak te bedek. Pemberton het Coca-Cola in 1886 begin verkoop en bevat vloeibare ekstrak van coca tot 1903-hoewel die verwydering daarvan baie ingewikkelder was as dat die stof onwettig geword het. (Dit het eers in 1914 onwettig geword.) Coca-blare is onwettig in die Verenigde State, maar die maatskappy gebruik dit steeds nadat dit deur Stepan Chemical Company in Maywood, New Jersey, gekook-gekokainiseer is.

Coca -blare kan aanlyn bestel word, en sommige webwerwe bied die moontlikheid om telefonies te koop. Bestel jy coca per selfoon? Dit lyk nie na die beste idee nie.


Waarom ja, ek is eintlik hierdie paranoïese sonder die coca.

Nadat ek navorsing gedoen het, blyk dit dat koka blare heeltemal onwettig is. Alhoewel sommige sê dat handhawing nie so streng is nie, is dit nie iets wat ek graag wil uitvind nie (of aanbeveel dat ander dit ook doen). Die smaak word ook nie geraak deur die weglating nie, en die taal wat in die instruksies gebruik word, is effens verwarrend.

Die & ldquooriginal & rdquo -resep begin deur die 7X te maak. Dit is 'n kombinasie van olies-kaneel, lemoen, neroli, neutmuskaat, koriander, suurlemoen-en dit is ook belangrik om nie essensiële olies te gebruik wat nie van voedsel is nie. Maak seker dat hulle van voedsel is, aangesien ander soorte nie vir inname gebruik moet word nie. Uittreksels is baie sterker as wat hulle was toe die resep uitgevind is. Slegs 'n klein hoeveelheid word benodig. Dit kan met 'n pipet/oogdrupper gemeet word, maar ek het gevind dat 'n mediese spuit 'n baie maklike en presiese alternatief is. These oils are thoroughly blended with pure ethanol alcohol, which acts as an emulsifier. Pure alcohol can be difficult to find, so a high quality alcohol such as vodka can substitute.

Coca-Cola made with actual sugar (instead of high fructose corn syrup) has a cult following and can still be found outside the U.S.

Next, part of the sugar is used to make caramel. (David Lebovitz has some useful instructions on how to make the perfect caramel.) The remaining sugar is mixed with water, cooked over a stove in the same way that you would make a simple syrup--brought to a boil then simmered over medium low heat for about three minutes. Combine the sugar syrup with the caramel.

Then, the sugar syrup-caramel mixture is combined with a few other ingredients, including lime juice and vanilla. The recipe still needs an extra kick to it. In lieu of fluid extract of coca, I&rsquom using a big ol&rsquo pile of cocaine. I&rsquom kidding, of course. Pulverized caffeine pills can be added to provide an added jolt. That white powdery substance is actually citric acid, though the modern recipe uses phosphoric acid. Both of these are added to the mixture, as well as the 7x.

Add the syrup to carbonated water--one part syrup for every five parts water.

In the end, the consensus was that although it was delicious, mine ended up with a stronger vanilla flavor than I'd associate with modern Coca-Cola. It also had a much lighter color than Coca-Cola--caramel coloring can be added because we all know what happens when a soda isn&rsquot the color that&rsquos typically associated with it.

Want to try making it and taste for yourself? I tried the Pemberton recipe from This American Life* but they also include the one from Everett Beal&rsquos book.

(this recipe can be scaled down)

4 oz FE Coco
3 oz Citric Acid
1 oz Caffeine
30 lbs Sugar

2 ½ gallons Water
1 quart Lime Juice
1 ounce Vanilla
Karamel

7X Flavor
1 quart Alcohol
80 drops Orange Oil
120 drops Lemon Oil
40 drops Nutmeg Oil
20 drops Coriander Oil
40 drops Neroli Oil
40 drops Cinnamon Oil


*Although the recipe was taken from This American Life, Wired UK&rsquos version was enormously helpful for instructions.

Image Credits: Jamie, remainder by author.

The views expressed are those of the author(s) and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)

Layla Eplett writes about the anthropology of food. She has a Masters in Social Anthropology of Development from the University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies and loves getting a taste of all kinds of culture--gastronomic, traditional, and sometimes accidentally, bacterial. Find her at Fare Trade.


I'd Like to Make the World a Coke: Attempting the "Original" Coca-Cola Formula

The original recipe for Coca-Cola is said to be one of the most closely guarded secrets in the world. There are claims that only two people know it at any given time and can never travel on the same plane in case it crashes. Part of Coca-Cola&rsquos appeal is its intentionally hyped secrecy the formula is kept in a vault that even Liberace might consider to be over-the-top.

Is it one of the most guarded secrets or has the original formula actually just been available--hiding in plain sight? An episode of This American Life explored the possibility that it was included in a newspaper column published in the Atlanta Journal and Constitution on February 18, 1979.

Coca-Cola completely rejects the authenticity of this version. Here is a clarification from This American Life:

To be clear: We are not claiming that we have found the recipe used today for Coca-Cola. We believe we found a recipe that is either the original recipe made by the inventor of Coke, John Pemberton, or a version of Coca-Cola that he made either before or after the product hit the market in 1886. We believe that because it was found in the notebook of his friend, on a page entitled "Coco-Cola recipe improved," and because it was found in Pemberton's own notebook, in Coca-Cola's archives.&rdquo

As many know, the most addictive part of the original Coca-Cola formula may not have been all its sugar. The drink&rsquos inventor, Dr. John Stith Pemberton, became a morphine addict following an injury he received during the Civil War. His drink included fluid extract of coca, caffeine packed kola nuts, and sugar to mask their bitter taste. Pemberton began selling Coca-Cola in 1886 and contained fluid extract of coca until 1903--although its removal was much more complicated than the substance becoming illegal. (It did not become illegal until 1914.) Coca leaves are illegal in the United States however, the company still uses them after they have been &ldquode-cocainized&rdquo by Stepan Chemical Company in Maywood, New Jersey.

Coca leaves are available to order online, with some of the sites offering the option to purchase by phone. Ordering coca via a cell phone? That does not seem like the best idea.


Why yes, I am, in fact, this paranoid sonder the coca.

After doing some research, it seems coca leaves are completely illegal. Although some say enforcement is not so strict, this is not something I&rsquod like to find out (or recommend others do, either). Plus, the flavor is unaffected by the omission and the language used in the instructions to make it are mildly confusing.

The &ldquooriginal&rdquo recipe begins by making the 7X. It&rsquos a combination of oils--cinnamon, orange, neroli, nutmeg, cilantro, lemon--and it&rsquos essential to not use essential oils that are not food grade. Make sure they are food grade since other kinds are not for ingestion. Extracts are much stronger than they were when the recipe was invented. Only a small amount is required. They can be measured with a pipette/eye dropper, but I found a medical syringe to be a very easy and precise alternative. These oils are thoroughly blended with pure ethanol alcohol, which acts as an emulsifier. Pure alcohol can be difficult to find, so a high quality alcohol such as vodka can substitute.

Coca-Cola made with actual sugar (instead of high fructose corn syrup) has a cult following and can still be found outside the U.S.

Next, part of the sugar is used to make caramel. (David Lebovitz has some useful instructions on how to make the perfect caramel.) The remaining sugar is mixed with water, cooked over a stove in the same way that you would make a simple syrup--brought to a boil then simmered over medium low heat for about three minutes. Combine the sugar syrup with the caramel.

Then, the sugar syrup-caramel mixture is combined with a few other ingredients, including lime juice and vanilla. The recipe still needs an extra kick to it. In lieu of fluid extract of coca, I&rsquom using a big ol&rsquo pile of cocaine. I&rsquom kidding, of course. Pulverized caffeine pills can be added to provide an added jolt. That white powdery substance is actually citric acid, though the modern recipe uses phosphoric acid. Both of these are added to the mixture, as well as the 7x.

Add the syrup to carbonated water--one part syrup for every five parts water.

In the end, the consensus was that although it was delicious, mine ended up with a stronger vanilla flavor than I'd associate with modern Coca-Cola. It also had a much lighter color than Coca-Cola--caramel coloring can be added because we all know what happens when a soda isn&rsquot the color that&rsquos typically associated with it.

Want to try making it and taste for yourself? I tried the Pemberton recipe from This American Life* but they also include the one from Everett Beal&rsquos book.

(this recipe can be scaled down)

4 oz FE Coco
3 oz Citric Acid
1 oz Caffeine
30 lbs Sugar

2 ½ gallons Water
1 quart Lime Juice
1 ounce Vanilla
Karamel

7X Flavor
1 quart Alcohol
80 drops Orange Oil
120 drops Lemon Oil
40 drops Nutmeg Oil
20 drops Coriander Oil
40 drops Neroli Oil
40 drops Cinnamon Oil


*Although the recipe was taken from This American Life, Wired UK&rsquos version was enormously helpful for instructions.

Image Credits: Jamie, remainder by author.

The views expressed are those of the author(s) and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)

Layla Eplett writes about the anthropology of food. She has a Masters in Social Anthropology of Development from the University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies and loves getting a taste of all kinds of culture--gastronomic, traditional, and sometimes accidentally, bacterial. Find her at Fare Trade.


I'd Like to Make the World a Coke: Attempting the "Original" Coca-Cola Formula

The original recipe for Coca-Cola is said to be one of the most closely guarded secrets in the world. There are claims that only two people know it at any given time and can never travel on the same plane in case it crashes. Part of Coca-Cola&rsquos appeal is its intentionally hyped secrecy the formula is kept in a vault that even Liberace might consider to be over-the-top.

Is it one of the most guarded secrets or has the original formula actually just been available--hiding in plain sight? An episode of This American Life explored the possibility that it was included in a newspaper column published in the Atlanta Journal and Constitution on February 18, 1979.

Coca-Cola completely rejects the authenticity of this version. Here is a clarification from This American Life:

To be clear: We are not claiming that we have found the recipe used today for Coca-Cola. We believe we found a recipe that is either the original recipe made by the inventor of Coke, John Pemberton, or a version of Coca-Cola that he made either before or after the product hit the market in 1886. We believe that because it was found in the notebook of his friend, on a page entitled "Coco-Cola recipe improved," and because it was found in Pemberton's own notebook, in Coca-Cola's archives.&rdquo

As many know, the most addictive part of the original Coca-Cola formula may not have been all its sugar. The drink&rsquos inventor, Dr. John Stith Pemberton, became a morphine addict following an injury he received during the Civil War. His drink included fluid extract of coca, caffeine packed kola nuts, and sugar to mask their bitter taste. Pemberton began selling Coca-Cola in 1886 and contained fluid extract of coca until 1903--although its removal was much more complicated than the substance becoming illegal. (It did not become illegal until 1914.) Coca leaves are illegal in the United States however, the company still uses them after they have been &ldquode-cocainized&rdquo by Stepan Chemical Company in Maywood, New Jersey.

Coca leaves are available to order online, with some of the sites offering the option to purchase by phone. Ordering coca via a cell phone? That does not seem like the best idea.


Why yes, I am, in fact, this paranoid sonder the coca.

After doing some research, it seems coca leaves are completely illegal. Although some say enforcement is not so strict, this is not something I&rsquod like to find out (or recommend others do, either). Plus, the flavor is unaffected by the omission and the language used in the instructions to make it are mildly confusing.

The &ldquooriginal&rdquo recipe begins by making the 7X. It&rsquos a combination of oils--cinnamon, orange, neroli, nutmeg, cilantro, lemon--and it&rsquos essential to not use essential oils that are not food grade. Make sure they are food grade since other kinds are not for ingestion. Extracts are much stronger than they were when the recipe was invented. Only a small amount is required. They can be measured with a pipette/eye dropper, but I found a medical syringe to be a very easy and precise alternative. These oils are thoroughly blended with pure ethanol alcohol, which acts as an emulsifier. Pure alcohol can be difficult to find, so a high quality alcohol such as vodka can substitute.

Coca-Cola made with actual sugar (instead of high fructose corn syrup) has a cult following and can still be found outside the U.S.

Next, part of the sugar is used to make caramel. (David Lebovitz has some useful instructions on how to make the perfect caramel.) The remaining sugar is mixed with water, cooked over a stove in the same way that you would make a simple syrup--brought to a boil then simmered over medium low heat for about three minutes. Combine the sugar syrup with the caramel.

Then, the sugar syrup-caramel mixture is combined with a few other ingredients, including lime juice and vanilla. The recipe still needs an extra kick to it. In lieu of fluid extract of coca, I&rsquom using a big ol&rsquo pile of cocaine. I&rsquom kidding, of course. Pulverized caffeine pills can be added to provide an added jolt. That white powdery substance is actually citric acid, though the modern recipe uses phosphoric acid. Both of these are added to the mixture, as well as the 7x.

Add the syrup to carbonated water--one part syrup for every five parts water.

In the end, the consensus was that although it was delicious, mine ended up with a stronger vanilla flavor than I'd associate with modern Coca-Cola. It also had a much lighter color than Coca-Cola--caramel coloring can be added because we all know what happens when a soda isn&rsquot the color that&rsquos typically associated with it.

Want to try making it and taste for yourself? I tried the Pemberton recipe from This American Life* but they also include the one from Everett Beal&rsquos book.

(this recipe can be scaled down)

4 oz FE Coco
3 oz Citric Acid
1 oz Caffeine
30 lbs Sugar

2 ½ gallons Water
1 quart Lime Juice
1 ounce Vanilla
Karamel

7X Flavor
1 quart Alcohol
80 drops Orange Oil
120 drops Lemon Oil
40 drops Nutmeg Oil
20 drops Coriander Oil
40 drops Neroli Oil
40 drops Cinnamon Oil


*Although the recipe was taken from This American Life, Wired UK&rsquos version was enormously helpful for instructions.

Image Credits: Jamie, remainder by author.

The views expressed are those of the author(s) and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)

Layla Eplett writes about the anthropology of food. She has a Masters in Social Anthropology of Development from the University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies and loves getting a taste of all kinds of culture--gastronomic, traditional, and sometimes accidentally, bacterial. Find her at Fare Trade.


I'd Like to Make the World a Coke: Attempting the "Original" Coca-Cola Formula

The original recipe for Coca-Cola is said to be one of the most closely guarded secrets in the world. There are claims that only two people know it at any given time and can never travel on the same plane in case it crashes. Part of Coca-Cola&rsquos appeal is its intentionally hyped secrecy the formula is kept in a vault that even Liberace might consider to be over-the-top.

Is it one of the most guarded secrets or has the original formula actually just been available--hiding in plain sight? An episode of This American Life explored the possibility that it was included in a newspaper column published in the Atlanta Journal and Constitution on February 18, 1979.

Coca-Cola completely rejects the authenticity of this version. Here is a clarification from This American Life:

To be clear: We are not claiming that we have found the recipe used today for Coca-Cola. We believe we found a recipe that is either the original recipe made by the inventor of Coke, John Pemberton, or a version of Coca-Cola that he made either before or after the product hit the market in 1886. We believe that because it was found in the notebook of his friend, on a page entitled "Coco-Cola recipe improved," and because it was found in Pemberton's own notebook, in Coca-Cola's archives.&rdquo

As many know, the most addictive part of the original Coca-Cola formula may not have been all its sugar. The drink&rsquos inventor, Dr. John Stith Pemberton, became a morphine addict following an injury he received during the Civil War. His drink included fluid extract of coca, caffeine packed kola nuts, and sugar to mask their bitter taste. Pemberton began selling Coca-Cola in 1886 and contained fluid extract of coca until 1903--although its removal was much more complicated than the substance becoming illegal. (It did not become illegal until 1914.) Coca leaves are illegal in the United States however, the company still uses them after they have been &ldquode-cocainized&rdquo by Stepan Chemical Company in Maywood, New Jersey.

Coca leaves are available to order online, with some of the sites offering the option to purchase by phone. Ordering coca via a cell phone? That does not seem like the best idea.


Why yes, I am, in fact, this paranoid sonder the coca.

After doing some research, it seems coca leaves are completely illegal. Although some say enforcement is not so strict, this is not something I&rsquod like to find out (or recommend others do, either). Plus, the flavor is unaffected by the omission and the language used in the instructions to make it are mildly confusing.

The &ldquooriginal&rdquo recipe begins by making the 7X. It&rsquos a combination of oils--cinnamon, orange, neroli, nutmeg, cilantro, lemon--and it&rsquos essential to not use essential oils that are not food grade. Make sure they are food grade since other kinds are not for ingestion. Extracts are much stronger than they were when the recipe was invented. Only a small amount is required. They can be measured with a pipette/eye dropper, but I found a medical syringe to be a very easy and precise alternative. These oils are thoroughly blended with pure ethanol alcohol, which acts as an emulsifier. Pure alcohol can be difficult to find, so a high quality alcohol such as vodka can substitute.

Coca-Cola made with actual sugar (instead of high fructose corn syrup) has a cult following and can still be found outside the U.S.

Next, part of the sugar is used to make caramel. (David Lebovitz has some useful instructions on how to make the perfect caramel.) The remaining sugar is mixed with water, cooked over a stove in the same way that you would make a simple syrup--brought to a boil then simmered over medium low heat for about three minutes. Combine the sugar syrup with the caramel.

Then, the sugar syrup-caramel mixture is combined with a few other ingredients, including lime juice and vanilla. The recipe still needs an extra kick to it. In lieu of fluid extract of coca, I&rsquom using a big ol&rsquo pile of cocaine. I&rsquom kidding, of course. Pulverized caffeine pills can be added to provide an added jolt. That white powdery substance is actually citric acid, though the modern recipe uses phosphoric acid. Both of these are added to the mixture, as well as the 7x.

Add the syrup to carbonated water--one part syrup for every five parts water.

In the end, the consensus was that although it was delicious, mine ended up with a stronger vanilla flavor than I'd associate with modern Coca-Cola. It also had a much lighter color than Coca-Cola--caramel coloring can be added because we all know what happens when a soda isn&rsquot the color that&rsquos typically associated with it.

Want to try making it and taste for yourself? I tried the Pemberton recipe from This American Life* but they also include the one from Everett Beal&rsquos book.

(this recipe can be scaled down)

4 oz FE Coco
3 oz Citric Acid
1 oz Caffeine
30 lbs Sugar

2 ½ gallons Water
1 quart Lime Juice
1 ounce Vanilla
Karamel

7X Flavor
1 quart Alcohol
80 drops Orange Oil
120 drops Lemon Oil
40 drops Nutmeg Oil
20 drops Coriander Oil
40 drops Neroli Oil
40 drops Cinnamon Oil


*Although the recipe was taken from This American Life, Wired UK&rsquos version was enormously helpful for instructions.

Image Credits: Jamie, remainder by author.

The views expressed are those of the author(s) and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)

Layla Eplett writes about the anthropology of food. She has a Masters in Social Anthropology of Development from the University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies and loves getting a taste of all kinds of culture--gastronomic, traditional, and sometimes accidentally, bacterial. Find her at Fare Trade.


I'd Like to Make the World a Coke: Attempting the "Original" Coca-Cola Formula

The original recipe for Coca-Cola is said to be one of the most closely guarded secrets in the world. There are claims that only two people know it at any given time and can never travel on the same plane in case it crashes. Part of Coca-Cola&rsquos appeal is its intentionally hyped secrecy the formula is kept in a vault that even Liberace might consider to be over-the-top.

Is it one of the most guarded secrets or has the original formula actually just been available--hiding in plain sight? An episode of This American Life explored the possibility that it was included in a newspaper column published in the Atlanta Journal and Constitution on February 18, 1979.

Coca-Cola completely rejects the authenticity of this version. Here is a clarification from This American Life:

To be clear: We are not claiming that we have found the recipe used today for Coca-Cola. We believe we found a recipe that is either the original recipe made by the inventor of Coke, John Pemberton, or a version of Coca-Cola that he made either before or after the product hit the market in 1886. We believe that because it was found in the notebook of his friend, on a page entitled "Coco-Cola recipe improved," and because it was found in Pemberton's own notebook, in Coca-Cola's archives.&rdquo

As many know, the most addictive part of the original Coca-Cola formula may not have been all its sugar. The drink&rsquos inventor, Dr. John Stith Pemberton, became a morphine addict following an injury he received during the Civil War. His drink included fluid extract of coca, caffeine packed kola nuts, and sugar to mask their bitter taste. Pemberton began selling Coca-Cola in 1886 and contained fluid extract of coca until 1903--although its removal was much more complicated than the substance becoming illegal. (It did not become illegal until 1914.) Coca leaves are illegal in the United States however, the company still uses them after they have been &ldquode-cocainized&rdquo by Stepan Chemical Company in Maywood, New Jersey.

Coca leaves are available to order online, with some of the sites offering the option to purchase by phone. Ordering coca via a cell phone? That does not seem like the best idea.


Why yes, I am, in fact, this paranoid sonder the coca.

After doing some research, it seems coca leaves are completely illegal. Although some say enforcement is not so strict, this is not something I&rsquod like to find out (or recommend others do, either). Plus, the flavor is unaffected by the omission and the language used in the instructions to make it are mildly confusing.

The &ldquooriginal&rdquo recipe begins by making the 7X. It&rsquos a combination of oils--cinnamon, orange, neroli, nutmeg, cilantro, lemon--and it&rsquos essential to not use essential oils that are not food grade. Make sure they are food grade since other kinds are not for ingestion. Extracts are much stronger than they were when the recipe was invented. Only a small amount is required. They can be measured with a pipette/eye dropper, but I found a medical syringe to be a very easy and precise alternative. These oils are thoroughly blended with pure ethanol alcohol, which acts as an emulsifier. Pure alcohol can be difficult to find, so a high quality alcohol such as vodka can substitute.

Coca-Cola made with actual sugar (instead of high fructose corn syrup) has a cult following and can still be found outside the U.S.

Next, part of the sugar is used to make caramel. (David Lebovitz has some useful instructions on how to make the perfect caramel.) The remaining sugar is mixed with water, cooked over a stove in the same way that you would make a simple syrup--brought to a boil then simmered over medium low heat for about three minutes. Combine the sugar syrup with the caramel.

Then, the sugar syrup-caramel mixture is combined with a few other ingredients, including lime juice and vanilla. The recipe still needs an extra kick to it. In lieu of fluid extract of coca, I&rsquom using a big ol&rsquo pile of cocaine. I&rsquom kidding, of course. Pulverized caffeine pills can be added to provide an added jolt. That white powdery substance is actually citric acid, though the modern recipe uses phosphoric acid. Both of these are added to the mixture, as well as the 7x.

Add the syrup to carbonated water--one part syrup for every five parts water.

In the end, the consensus was that although it was delicious, mine ended up with a stronger vanilla flavor than I'd associate with modern Coca-Cola. It also had a much lighter color than Coca-Cola--caramel coloring can be added because we all know what happens when a soda isn&rsquot the color that&rsquos typically associated with it.

Want to try making it and taste for yourself? I tried the Pemberton recipe from This American Life* but they also include the one from Everett Beal&rsquos book.

(this recipe can be scaled down)

4 oz FE Coco
3 oz Citric Acid
1 oz Caffeine
30 lbs Sugar

2 ½ gallons Water
1 quart Lime Juice
1 ounce Vanilla
Karamel

7X Flavor
1 quart Alcohol
80 drops Orange Oil
120 drops Lemon Oil
40 drops Nutmeg Oil
20 drops Coriander Oil
40 drops Neroli Oil
40 drops Cinnamon Oil


*Although the recipe was taken from This American Life, Wired UK&rsquos version was enormously helpful for instructions.

Image Credits: Jamie, remainder by author.

The views expressed are those of the author(s) and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)

Layla Eplett writes about the anthropology of food. She has a Masters in Social Anthropology of Development from the University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies and loves getting a taste of all kinds of culture--gastronomic, traditional, and sometimes accidentally, bacterial. Find her at Fare Trade.


I'd Like to Make the World a Coke: Attempting the "Original" Coca-Cola Formula

The original recipe for Coca-Cola is said to be one of the most closely guarded secrets in the world. There are claims that only two people know it at any given time and can never travel on the same plane in case it crashes. Part of Coca-Cola&rsquos appeal is its intentionally hyped secrecy the formula is kept in a vault that even Liberace might consider to be over-the-top.

Is it one of the most guarded secrets or has the original formula actually just been available--hiding in plain sight? An episode of This American Life explored the possibility that it was included in a newspaper column published in the Atlanta Journal and Constitution on February 18, 1979.

Coca-Cola completely rejects the authenticity of this version. Here is a clarification from This American Life:

To be clear: We are not claiming that we have found the recipe used today for Coca-Cola. We believe we found a recipe that is either the original recipe made by the inventor of Coke, John Pemberton, or a version of Coca-Cola that he made either before or after the product hit the market in 1886. We believe that because it was found in the notebook of his friend, on a page entitled "Coco-Cola recipe improved," and because it was found in Pemberton's own notebook, in Coca-Cola's archives.&rdquo

As many know, the most addictive part of the original Coca-Cola formula may not have been all its sugar. The drink&rsquos inventor, Dr. John Stith Pemberton, became a morphine addict following an injury he received during the Civil War. His drink included fluid extract of coca, caffeine packed kola nuts, and sugar to mask their bitter taste. Pemberton began selling Coca-Cola in 1886 and contained fluid extract of coca until 1903--although its removal was much more complicated than the substance becoming illegal. (It did not become illegal until 1914.) Coca leaves are illegal in the United States however, the company still uses them after they have been &ldquode-cocainized&rdquo by Stepan Chemical Company in Maywood, New Jersey.

Coca leaves are available to order online, with some of the sites offering the option to purchase by phone. Ordering coca via a cell phone? That does not seem like the best idea.


Why yes, I am, in fact, this paranoid sonder the coca.

After doing some research, it seems coca leaves are completely illegal. Although some say enforcement is not so strict, this is not something I&rsquod like to find out (or recommend others do, either). Plus, the flavor is unaffected by the omission and the language used in the instructions to make it are mildly confusing.

The &ldquooriginal&rdquo recipe begins by making the 7X. It&rsquos a combination of oils--cinnamon, orange, neroli, nutmeg, cilantro, lemon--and it&rsquos essential to not use essential oils that are not food grade. Make sure they are food grade since other kinds are not for ingestion. Extracts are much stronger than they were when the recipe was invented. Only a small amount is required. They can be measured with a pipette/eye dropper, but I found a medical syringe to be a very easy and precise alternative. These oils are thoroughly blended with pure ethanol alcohol, which acts as an emulsifier. Pure alcohol can be difficult to find, so a high quality alcohol such as vodka can substitute.

Coca-Cola made with actual sugar (instead of high fructose corn syrup) has a cult following and can still be found outside the U.S.

Next, part of the sugar is used to make caramel. (David Lebovitz has some useful instructions on how to make the perfect caramel.) The remaining sugar is mixed with water, cooked over a stove in the same way that you would make a simple syrup--brought to a boil then simmered over medium low heat for about three minutes. Combine the sugar syrup with the caramel.

Then, the sugar syrup-caramel mixture is combined with a few other ingredients, including lime juice and vanilla. The recipe still needs an extra kick to it. In lieu of fluid extract of coca, I&rsquom using a big ol&rsquo pile of cocaine. I&rsquom kidding, of course. Pulverized caffeine pills can be added to provide an added jolt. That white powdery substance is actually citric acid, though the modern recipe uses phosphoric acid. Both of these are added to the mixture, as well as the 7x.

Add the syrup to carbonated water--one part syrup for every five parts water.

In the end, the consensus was that although it was delicious, mine ended up with a stronger vanilla flavor than I'd associate with modern Coca-Cola. It also had a much lighter color than Coca-Cola--caramel coloring can be added because we all know what happens when a soda isn&rsquot the color that&rsquos typically associated with it.

Want to try making it and taste for yourself? I tried the Pemberton recipe from This American Life* but they also include the one from Everett Beal&rsquos book.

(this recipe can be scaled down)

4 oz FE Coco
3 oz Citric Acid
1 oz Caffeine
30 lbs Sugar

2 ½ gallons Water
1 quart Lime Juice
1 ounce Vanilla
Karamel

7X Flavor
1 quart Alcohol
80 drops Orange Oil
120 drops Lemon Oil
40 drops Nutmeg Oil
20 drops Coriander Oil
40 drops Neroli Oil
40 drops Cinnamon Oil


*Although the recipe was taken from This American Life, Wired UK&rsquos version was enormously helpful for instructions.

Image Credits: Jamie, remainder by author.

The views expressed are those of the author(s) and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)

Layla Eplett writes about the anthropology of food. She has a Masters in Social Anthropology of Development from the University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies and loves getting a taste of all kinds of culture--gastronomic, traditional, and sometimes accidentally, bacterial. Find her at Fare Trade.