The knowledge about how many people know the recipe of the drink is not made public. But with such a large quantity of the drink produced each day, more than two people know about it. If not the whole recipe of Coca Cola then a large number of ingredients can be known to keep the supply flowing. This level of supply will not be working at such a large scale with only two people knowing how to make Coca Cola.
The real secret, however, is that in different parts of the world, slightly different kinds of ingredients are used to make the drink. Well, besides not scaling well, this would have been a complete recipe disaster. If any of them or both died, where was it written? The advertisement specifically suggested that both of them were not allowed to ride together on a plane.
Who might know the recipe of Coca Cola?
It is only common sense that ingredients and their quantity will be known to people at the managing and higher levels of the company and the people working at Coca Cola. Invoices create a very clear list of ingredients of the company’s staple product, so the ingredient list is not difficult to get a hand on at the very least. With the quantity of the ingredients that are the input raw material and the quantity of the syrup so made that is the final output product, the proportion of each ingredient that goes into the syrup is not hard to find out.
People who work to deduce the ingredients with the potential recipe into the syrup are bound to know the recipe. When the marketing manager of coca-cola stated that not a lot of people know it can be estimated that there is not an exact number of the people who are in on the secret.
As per your expectations, people, the recipe of coca-cola, is written down and stored in a large vault in Atlanta, Georgia. Well, if that is done, then definitely the recipe of the drink is written and stored elsewhere too. Well, it could be a filmy way. Each valuable member is holding a part of the recipe.
The ‘only two people’-legend
So who gave rise to the “Only Two People” Legend of coca-cola recipe. Well, as it is very pertinent that in the start only two people would have known about it. John Pemberton modified his French Wine Coca into Coca Cola. This was done in the tome when alcohol was banned in Atlanta, Georgia – 1886. He did it with the help of Frank Mason Robinson and Willis Venable. Indeed, one of them was the second, or all three would have known, and it was a secret of three ever since.
Pemberton tried to sell the recipe to three companies before Asa Candler bought exclusive rights of the drink. Well, this just leads to more and more people knowing about the recipe. Asa burned down all copies of the recipes and told the makers to memorize it. But that not being the behemoth of the billion-dollar company it is today as that was a silly move if Asa wanted it to be a big company.
Asa bought it in 1891, and then the company changed hands in 1919, where the formula was again given in the physical form. Coca-Cola also claimed that the recipe was never before written until 1919. This strains the credibility as to sell it to companies and tell Robinson and Frank Mason to make it he could not over and over repeat the recipe.
If the company wants to do business, there are many ways in the company hierarchy to know the recipe. The origin of the recipe has done business with four more companies, and all happen to know the recipe because, without that, they would not have accepted or rejected the business. With this recipe, this company became the behemoth of the billion-dollar company. This calls for more people to know it, and there is no way that one could have gone without writing it anywhere!