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Is Coca-Cola's highly guarded recipe no longer a secret?
The Chicago-based radio show This American Life claims to have found a published copy of the recipe in a 1979 issue of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Though many have taken a stab at listing Coca-Cola's secret ingredients, the station thinks its scoop is the real deal, contrary to what Coca-Cola officials have told other news outlets today, including the AJC.
The Coca-Cola Company, founded and based in Atlanta, Ga., takes pride in keeping founder John Pemberton‘s recipe a mystery since its creation in 1886. How many copies of the recipes exist and how well they're protected is unknown.
Perhaps they're stored in a high-tech vault under the watch of security guards? Some even say that only two people in the world know how to mix Coke's most secretive ingredient - "7X."
The company's coveted secret even inspired three Coke employees to try to sell Coca-Cola's "trade secrets" to PepsiCo in 2006. It's unclear how much the employees knew about the secret recipe, but the resulting lawsuit insinuated they knew something.