The Vault of the Secret Formula at the World of Coca-Cola in the United States.

The secret formula of Coca-Cola has been on an eventful journey over the years:

1886 – Dr. John S. Pemberton invents Coca-Cola in Atlanta.

1892 – Asa Candler buys the rights to the Coca-Cola business and the secret formula.

1919 – Ernest Woodruff and a group of investors buy the company from Candler, using the secret formula as collateral for a loan. Woodruff asks Candler's son to write the formula down and places the paper in a vault in the Guaranty Bank in New York.

1925 – Woodruff repays his loan and redeems the secret formula, bringing it back home to Atlanta and placing it in Trust Company Bank.

2011 – After 86 years, the secret formula is moved to the World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta. Thousands of people visit the Vault of the Secret Formula every year.

Did you know? Only a few people in the world know the secret formula of Coca-Cola.