16 February 2011

The rumours that Coke contains Cocaine is true or false?

After over a hundred years of secrecy the recipe of coca cola or better known as coke is this era is finally revealed by This American Life thru Gizmodo. The photograph of the recipe was said to be taken back in the Feb. 18, 1979.

This is how the real Coke Recipe looks like.

The recipe:
Fluid extract of Coca: 3 drams USP
Citric acid: 3 oz
Caffeine: 1 oz
Sugar: 30 (unclear quantity)
Water: 2.5 gal
Lime juice: 2 pints, 1 quart
Vanilla: 1 oz
Caramel: 1.5 oz or more for color

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


Noticed the 1st ingredient in the recipe is "Fluid extract of Coca" according to Wikipedia ...
coca is - Coca (Erythroxylum coca) is a plant in the family Erythroxylaceae, native to western South America. The plant plays a significant role in traditional Andean culture. Coca is best known throughout the world because of its alkaloids, which include cocaine, a powerful stimulant.

But according to Gizmodo, the fluid of Coca is actually free of cocaine as such :-"fluid extract of coca (which is coca leaves stripped of cocaine)."

Now that we know one of the ingredient used in the recipe are derived from cocaine plant. The ultimate question would be, does coca cola contains addictive substance or not?

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