Archive for the ‘Coke’ Category

Fanta Green Apple

Sunday, June 24th, 2012

Fanta Green AppleThere’s something to be said for living above a Chinese grocery store, and one of those things is “Oooh, interesting sodas!”  Fanta is a global powerhouse of fruit flavoured sodas owned by Coca-Cola.  It’s got a checkered pass, originally having been invented in Germany early during World War II, out of commercial necessity, when the import of Coca-Cola syrup was blocked.  Coca-Cola Deutschland was essentially cut off from Coca-Cola central, to be reclaimed after the end of the war, but was never rolled into the Nazi regime.

So, Fanta Green Apple is a little bit sour, and very crisp.  It’s very flavourful, even if it’s not quite what I’m usually looking for.

Inca Kola

Sunday, June 24th, 2012

Inca KolaThis is another Pike Place Market purchase.  A perennial favourite in South America, Inca Kola is the classic golden cola, with a nice fruity flavour to it.  It is very sweet, without being overbearing, but unfortunately uses HFCS as its sweetener, so it can get a little cloying.

Inca Kola is a Peruvian drink which has since come under the auspices of Coca-Cola.  Coca-Cola actually owns the name everywhere in the world except for in Peru, where it is owned in joint venture between Coca-Cola and the original family manufacturer.

I’ve seen Inca Kola referred to as an”acquired taste”, but I found it to be quite an easy drink, and completely inoffensive.  It seemed to be no more an “acquired taste” than any other new beverage may be and, while certainly not bad, nothing that I would bother seeking out.