Digital News Report – While you are not going to be able to see the actual recipe to make your own Coca-Cola soft drinks at home, you will get to see the vault that contains the secret formula. Coca-Cola has moved the vault that contains the secret formula to be put on display at their museum. The company is doing this as part of their 125th anniversary celebration. Now the public can see the vault for the first time at the World of Coca-Cola museum in Atlanta.
The last time the secret recipe was moved was in 1925. This is the first time ever that the company has put their prized secret formula in close proximity to the public. The secret formula was hidden away at the vault at SunTrust Bank, which is located in downtown Atlanta. It has been there ever since 1925.
Dr. John S. Pemberton first created the Coca-Cola recipe in 1886. He was reported to have kept it a secret and shared it with very few people; he did not write it down. Asa Candler became the sole proprietor of Coca-Cola in 1891 after buying the rights to the business.
The next owners were Ernest Woodruff along with other investors who bought the business from Candler in 1919. Woodruff needed the documentation of the formula to use as collateral for a loan to purchase the company. The written down secret formula was held at the Guaranty Bank in New York until 1925. When the loan was repaid, Woodruff moved the formula to Sun Trust Bank in Atlanta, where it has been up until its most recent move to the World of Coca-Cola museum.
By: Robert Williams