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Over the years Coca Cola has become synonymous with Cola. Now there is a new kid on the block. While it will never overtake the conglomerate that is Coke it is an infinitely better soda.
Q Kola is made using kola nut, cinnamon, cloves, coriander, lemon, lime, orange, and nutmeg with a touch of organic agave to sweeten the pot. Here the flavors are clearly prominent while Coke and Pepsi just lists “natural flavors”, whatever that is.
The first thing you notice is the color which is a dark caramel brown compared to the deep blackness of the Coke and Pepsi.
Q Kola has a nice carbonation that dances on your tongue. As it envelopes your taste buds there are initial notes of caramel and vanilla and then notes of warming spices like cinnamon and cloves. In the back end the citrus makes its acidic bite known. It is not overly sweet and is in fact well balanced.
Some individuals may find the flavor off putting at first because it does not taste like the Cola many of us are used to.
This has become my go to cola. Don’t get me wrong Coke will always have their place but given the option I would pick Q Kola every time. The only downside is the small 8 oz size which while the perfect size for responsible drinking is just too small for how good it is. Added to this is the price for a 4 pack but this is to expected for a well crafted organic product.
2 oz Rum
5 oz Q Kola
1/2 oz Lime Juice
2 Dashes Angostura