Skip to main content

Original 1979 Document Containing the Leaked Coke Recipe

In 1979, The Atlanta-Journal Constitution published an unknown person's hand-written recipe for Coca-Cola. Discovered recently by producers of the radio program This American Life, the leaked recipe has caused quite an Internet stir. A leading Coke historian told Life's Little Mysteries that this recipe is probably authentic, but nonetheless, following it won't produce "The Real Thing." Click here for the full story.

(Image credit: Atlanta-Journal Constitution)

Close-up of the recipe:

(Image credit: Atlanta-Journal Constitution)

Got a question? Send us an emailThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and we'll crack itThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Follow Natalie Wolchover on Twitter @nattyover

Natalie Wolchover
Natalie Wolchover was a staff writer for Live Science from 2010 to 2012. She hold a bachelor's degree in physics from Tufts University and has studied physics at the University of California, Berkeley. Follow Natalie on Google+.