Why can’t we just read the secret ingredients of coca-cola off the ingredient label on the back of the can ? What’s secret about it ?

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Why can’t we just read the secret ingredients of coca-cola off the ingredient label on the back of the can ? What’s secret about it ?

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The process in which you make things can drastically change the results. Their “secret” ingredient could be something special they add to the process that isn’t necessarily an ingredient. This is more a chemistry aspect then an ingredient aspect. Temperature, speed, time and a ton of other things can affect this, I can’t guarantee this is the reason why but it’s a possibility.

If you look at the recipes for Coke (and Pepsi) ‘do it yourself’ plans you will see that the flavor comes from a pretty complex mix of quite a few flavor ingredients.

Even if they published what they were trying to get the precise combination in the precise amounts would be very difficult.

A recipe is not like a blueprint. With a blueprint two builders will end up with the exact same house.

A recipe doesn’t work that way. It might call for the ingredients but it doesn’t tell you how to put them together.

The proportions of the various ingredients and how they are blended together are the secret.

The six ingredients of one of my family’s recipes are blueberries, milk, eggs,, flour, baking powder, and sugar. Can you reproduce the recipe or do you need more info?

One of the ingredients is “natural flavors” which could be any combination of barks, spices, roots, fermentation products, buds, vegetables, fruits, or yeasts.

I had a friend in sweet beverage industry. What he told me is that recepy for Coca-Cola is not a mystery for the last 20-30 years. It was reversed long time ago, however noone wants to face Coca-Cola law team.

There are laboratories all around world specialized for “taste” formulas for food industry – they make industrial formulas for samples you deliver.

I will only give you 65kg of Oxygen, 18kg of Carbon, 10kg of Hydrogen, 3kg of Nitrogen and 4kg of ‘other stuff’. Now that you have all the ingredients, make a human.