This American Life finds Coca Cola’s secret recipe?

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A superb story in this weeks This American Life podcast, in which they think – note, think – they’ve found the original top-secret recipe for Coca Cola. It’s fascinating to learn the story behind the recipe, including the urban myths that swirl around the keepers of the mysterious 7X formula; how the company has to ship Coca leaves into the country under military supervision from South America; and how Cocaine was only removed from the product in 1903. Do also listen to the second story on the podcast, about one of the greatest forgeries of all time: documents that claimed to prove JFK’s affair with Marilyn Monroe.

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