Kofola is a unique soft drink developed in the former Czechoslovakia in nineteen-fifties. Its been ever since one of the most popular soft drinks in Slovakia. I love Kofola and wish it was available for purchase in the US. I saw a picture of its bottle recently on Amazon.com but it is not available for purchase yet. Any time we travel to Slovakia we can’t get enough of it. Its taste is unique and refreshing with a hint of licorice.
History of Kofola
I did not know much about Kofola’s history so I researched the internet and found the following few facts.
Kofola’s origins back to late nineteen-fifties when the top politicians in the then Czechoslovakia demanded that a soft drink beverage be developed and produced as an alternative to the western brands of Coca-Cola or Pepsi. The beverage was first launched on the market in 1960 and yet to these days is one of the best selling soft drinks in Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
The basis of the beverage is KOFO syrup. It is a blend of herbal and fruit extracts with a content of caffeine; the blend consists of 14 substances of natural character, which give the drink its distinctive refreshing taste and characteristic aroma. Unlike the classical Cola-family beverages, Kofola has almost one-third less sugar and only half as much caffeine. It does not contain phosphoric acid either and it is only gently carbonated.It tastes best when served chilled.
Besides the basic Kofola drink there are two more variants available in the market: the lemon flavored, citrus and diet, which does not contain any sugar. They all taste the best when served chilled.