Oh, Secret Recipe… Where Art Thou?

Miriam Van Dyke, 1st Year Epidemiology Student

Upon arriving to the great city of Atlanta to attend the MPH program (Epidemiology) at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, I decided I wanted to visit The World of Coca-Cola.

Upon leaving The World of Coca-Cola, I was intrigued to find that the mysterious, secret recipe for Coke was top-secretly hidden somewhere in the world. Apparently, there are only two copies of the original recipe in the world, and I set out on a quest to find at least one of them.

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First stop, the John Legend concert at the Fox Theatre.

John couldn’t seem to help me find the secret recipe….

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Second stop, the Atlanta Hawk’s game at the Phillip’s Arena.

No luck at the NBA game either…..

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Third stop, the Fernbank Natural History Museum.

You would think I would have been able to find it at the museum…Yeah, no luck.

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Next stop, the Ferris wheel downtown.

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Last stop, the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site.

Didn’t seem to run across it here either…

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Wait, what was I looking for again?? I digress… Oh, yeah. I was in search of the secret recipe for Coke. On my journey, I encountered some great attractions and people (me and T-rex from the museum are now BFFs). I have come to the conclusion, that there isn’t a secret recipe or at least that is what I choose to believe. The ingredients label on the Coke bottle (which is a cool souvenir they give you at the World of Coke) is good enough for me (minus the fact that the second ingredient is high fructose corn syrup—Sorry, I’m in public health, I had to mention it).

I think the moral of the story is that although you will not find the secret recipe to Coke, if you come to Emory University in the great city of Atlanta, GA, you will find a great time and lots of new opportunities to live and experience things that you would never have the chance to otherwise.

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