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Open Source Cola (wikipedia.org)
69 points by zachallaun on Jan 1, 2011 | hide | past | favorite | 14 comments

I followed the link to "Coca-Cola formula" http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Coca-Cola_formula&... and read:


80 oil orange

40 oil cinnamon

120 oil lemon

20 oil coriander

40 oil nutmeg

40 oil neroli

1 US qt (946 ml; 33 imp fl oz) alcohol

50 oz of sperm


I'm guessing that last line is wrong... However, for half a second I was like really? I know they use cow sperm in hair products but in coke? Its got be a wikipedia joke right?

Tapping the history link shows that the ingredient in question was added in the last day.

That is the recipe for "New Coke". Coca-Cola classic has no sperm, AFAIK.

How about this one, instead? http://piumarta.com/software/cola/

Worthy of a few Jolt awards.

My little brother used to drink Jolt Cola in the late 80's while he was going to all-night film festival screenings in order to stay awake.

Ah, the good old days when you could get VC money for a vaporous P2P startup, then blow it on marketing that was completely unrelated to the company's business. It was just about ten years ago. I still have an empty can in my cubicle.

With photos and notes on actually making and selling the recipe; http://sparror.cubecinema.com/cube/cola/

Last time I tought about trying to make OpenCola with a friend the ingredients looked pretty expensiv. It didn't seem very viable to produce on your own.

I wonder how it tastes...

Better if you leave out the sperm additive.

10 year old story

Loosely related: there's an "Ubuntu Cola" brand available here in Sweden.

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