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Inca Kola – The David to Coca-Cola’s Goliath

Inca Kola Peru

Inca Kola is a soft drink (or as I call it, pop) that originated in Peru in 1935.  It was created by an English immigrant and is as ubiquitous in Peru as Coca Cola is in the United States.  Widely popular in Peru, it does not have much of a role in foreign markets, outside of the Latin American specialty shops.  The drink is yellow in color and apparently was made from 13 different flavors derived from plants and carbonating it; strangely, the drink tastes like bubble gum (so maybe bubble gum isn’t all artificial flavor after all?).  I doubt that today it is still made from plants, but it is nice to know its humble roots were organically based!

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