Sunday, February 20, 2011

Sleeping

If only I would look this convincing when spending time in the arms of Morpheus. There are more inviting sleeping positions here.



Saturday, February 19, 2011

Coca Cola Recipe revealed???

While it is rumoured to be kept under 24-hour surveillance in Atlanta — all that security might have gone to waste to protect Coca Cola’s secret recipe, now that reports say the formula might have been revealed.

ABC News reports that radio program This American Life believes it has discovered the ingredients and measurements in the soft drink’s classified mixture, after analyzing a photo found in a February 1979 edition of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. And the recipe actually involves words you can pronounce. However, their findings have not been verified.

Host Ira Glass noticed the newspaper featured a photograph of an old pharmacist’s recipe book, and sought out author Mark Pendergrast, a writer who claimed to have found the secret concoction in 1993 while writing an expose about the soft drink giant. The formula found by Pendergrast was very similar, and Glass decided to have a batch made to test out the version he discovered.

But Coke denies that the recipe is real.

“Many third parties have tried over time to crack our secret formula,” spokeswoman Kerry Tressler told ABC News. “Try as they might, there’s only one real thing. And that was not it.”

Who to believe? Regardless, Glass’ findings seem to be close to the real thing.

ABC News also provides a great rundown of other secret corporate recipes, like KFC and the Big Mac’s Special Sauce (you probably don’t want to know anyway).

Here is the recipe found by This American Life. Note that the real story is the breakdown of secret ingredient “7X”. Coriander! Cinnamon! And more:

Fluid extract of Coca, 3 drams USP (cocoa leaves stripped of cocaine)
Citric acid 3 oz
Caffeine 1oz
Sugar 30 (it is unclear from the markings what quantity is required)
Water 2.5 gal
Lime juice 2 pints 1 qrt
Vanilla 1oz
Caramel 1.5oz or more to colour
7X flavour (use 2oz of flavour 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

I do not know folks... This story just crosed my path:
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