December 19, 2008

Inca Kola: "the drink of Peru"



One of the most emblematic brands in Peru, Inca Kola is a comercial drink that stands as a pride symbol for the peruvians. It is also known as Inca Cola or "the Golden Kola", and it's a soft drink with a sweet soft flavor from a herb called "Hierba Luisa". It was made by the Lindley family in Rimac, Lima in 1910, and today the brand is 60% owned by The Coca-Cola Company.

It's important to say that Inca Kola is common in parts of South America, and while it has not enjoyed major success elsewhere, it can be found in Latin American specialty shops worldwide. This delicious soda is yellowish-gold in color, and sold in glass and plastic bottles of various sizes and a can of the same color with an Inca theme.

Inca Kola Ingredients
The company has released public information about the ingredients:
  • Carbonated water
  • high fructose corn syrup and/or sucrose
  • citric acid
  • sodium benzoate (to protect taste)
  • caffeine
  • artificial and natural flavors



3 comments:

Katie said...

I'm a bottle cap collector, so this is a very interesting post! I'll be sure to try Inca Kola some day.

LilPolish said...

My fiance is Peruvian guy. I love Inca Kola!! I can drink it every day...

LARS said...

I tried it few years ago, i love it, but I could not find it In my country.