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Brew it yourself Coca-Cola

Filed Under: food, in the kitchen

Cola drinkWe've heard our fair share of warnings about Coke and the health issues that accompany too much consumption of any cola product. Some of them are pretty shocking. We know that one can of Cola has 100% of your daily recommended sugar intake, causing a urinary excretion of calcium and other necessary vitamins and minerals. I get emails about twice a year, telling me that coke is strong enough to clean the toilet or dissolve corrosion from car batteries. I'm disgusted for a few days but eventually make my way back to that tempting can of Coke, despite all the warnings.

So how do they make that distinct recipe that so many of us love? Store brand imitations pale in comparison. I never would have guessed that a home brew would be possible, but it is. The brewing process takes months, and is far too intensive to do with any regularity, but it would be a neat experiment. Check out the full instructions if you're interested in becoming a cola-chemist on your own. Just think about how impressed your friends will be when you offer some home-brewed cola. Hold a blind taste test and see how good you are.


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  • diane.rixon

    Sounds cool! It's amazing how these companies guard their recipes so zealously. I always feel I can taste a little cinnamon in my coke...that's just me.

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  • ian

    There is also opencola:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenCola

    the related cube cola:
    http://sparror.cubecinema.com/cube/cola/new_recipe.html

    and this instructable is cool:
    http://www.instructables.com/id/Fakola-cola-clone/?ALLSTEPS

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