Man claims to have original CocaCola formula.
5/14/2013 1:48:00 PM
A Georgia man believes he has found a copy of the recipe for Coca-Cola and is trying to sell the top-secret document on eBay for at least $5 million. Cliff Kluge, a pilot, and his wife Arlene of Ringgold, Ga., said they purchased several old boxes of papers and letters at an estate sale around four years ago for about $100. In the box of letters, the couple stumbled upon a 1943 recipe with references to one of the most popular soft drinks in the world today.
“When I saw this I just thought it was interesting, so I folded it up, stuck it in my purse and carried it around for a couple of weeks showing my friends,” Arlene Kluge, a small business owner, told ABC News. Taking no chances, the couple eventually put the recipe in a safety deposit box. After thinking about it for a while, they thought they were sitting on the recipe for Coca-Cola.
“Whoever had typed this letter had seen the original recipe,” Cliff Kluge said. “The letter always references Coke and products and stuff. “We believe it is definitely related to Coca-Cola,” he added.
Kluge has put the formula on eBay with a starting bid of $5 million. If you’re not one to play the bidding game, you can simply use the “buy it now” option and the recipe is yours for $15 million. No one has attempted to put a bid down and the auction ends later today.
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