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A DISTILLERY in a small Spanish town has claimed it invented the original Coca-Cola recipe and now wants recognition.The recipe for what was originally called ‘Kola-coca’ is reportedly kept in a safe at Destilerías Ayelo, in the village of of Aielo de Malferit, south of...

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A DISTILLERY in a small Spanish town has claimed it invented the original Coca-Cola recipe and now wants recognition.

The recipe for what was originally called ‘Kola-coca’ is reportedly kept in a safe at Destilerías Ayelo, in the village of of Aielo de Malferit, south of Valencia, so the owner Juan Juan Micó, 79, claims.

 Could this drink contain the original recipe for Coca-Cola?

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Could this drink contain the original recipe for Coca-Cola?

The drink Kola-cocoa is said to be a precursor to the now world famous brand, according to Mr Micó and the village’s officials.

Although there is no direct proof that Coca-Cola started life in Spain, the village’s authorities have written to the US company asking permission to publicly explain the connection.

The people in the village of just 4,700 inhabitants believe the syrup that John Pemberton used in Coca-Cola was originally concocted by the local distillery.

The town’s mayor José Luis Pinter told Spanish newspaper El País: “Everything points to this being the case.

 Coca Cola has been accused of taking the reciple from a distillery in a small Spanish town

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Coca Cola has been accused of taking the reciple from a distillery in a small Spanish town
 How the world famous drink was advertised decades ago

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How the world famous drink was advertised decades ago
 The villagers of Aielo de Malferit believe the syrup used in Coca-cola was originally made in the local distillery

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The villagers of Aielo de Malferit believe the syrup used in Coca-cola was originally made in the local distillery
 The local mayor wants Coca-cola to give the town public recognition

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The local mayor wants Coca-cola to give the town public recognition

“Our aim is to get Coca-Cola to acknowledge the project so that the town will get recognition. We’re not seeking anything more than that.”

The original Coca-Cola recipe contained coca leaves, kola nuts and soda water with the only difference with Kola-coca was that the Spanish drink was mixed with fresh rather than soda water.

While Coca-Cola became a worldwide popular drink, Kola-coca eventually went out of production.

People in the village believe that reps from Coca-Cola visited the distillery to buy up Kola-coca.

The owners allegedly sold the brand for between €180 to €300 (£156-£261).

According to the story, the distillery was opened by three local entrepreneurs – Enrique Ortiz, Ricardo Sanz and Bautista Aparici 138 years ago.

 While Coca-cola went on to be a huge global brand Kola-coca was sold for no more than £300

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While Coca-cola went on to be a huge global brand Kola-coca was sold for no more than £300
 Villagers believe reps from the US company came to buy supplies of the drink

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Villagers believe reps from the US company came to buy supplies of the drink
 Kola nuts were used in the original Coca-cola recipe

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Kola nuts were used in the original Coca-cola recipe

Mr Aparici was the sales representative for the trio and travelled around marketing their products with a suitcase of samples – including the ‘Kola-coca Superior Syrup’.

It’s believed he went to Philadelphia in 1885 and that a year later Mr Pemberton put Coca-Cola on the market in Atlanta, Georgia.

A Coca-cola spokesman told the paper: “The brand has taken off in such a way that it now belongs to the entire world.

“This has happened in other parts of the world and for us it’s a source of pride.”

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