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Champagne cola, champagne kola, or champagne soda is a sweetened carbonated beverage produced mainly in the tropics of Latin America or India. Kola Champagne was invented in Puerto Rico by Ángel Rivero Méndez.
It is typically dark yellow to light brown in colour, with a flavour comparable to bubblegum or cream soda, with no connection to "champagne" or "cola". In many countries, "kola" is used as a general term for all soft drinks. A similar product is the Peruvian Inca Kola.
Champagne sodas are produced by Goombay in the Bahamas. Kola Champagne and diet Kola Champagne are produced in the Cole Cold soft drink line produced by S. M. Jaleel and Company in Trinidad and Tobago.
In Jamaica, Kola Champagne is produced by brewer & beverage producer, D&G (Desnoes & Geddes). D&G also produces the well known Red Stripe beer, Jamaican ginger beer, Malta, and local Smirnoff Ice, Guinness, and Heineken. Based on personal experience, D&G Kola Champagne tastes very similar to cream soda.
In Colombia, Colombiana produces a champagne soda as well as Gaseosas la Cigarra in Nariño, Colombia. Kola Román is also Colombian; invented in the city of Cartagena, Colombia in 1865 by Don Carlos Román.
In Haiti there are several champagne type colas. Cola Couronne fruit champagne soda from the Brasserie de la Couronne. Brooklyn Bottling Group makes Cola Lacaye in fruit champagne, banana, and fruit flavors. Fiesta is made in citrus, grape and cola champagne by Tropic SA. King Cola by BRANA also makes a cola champagne beverage.
In Saguenay Lac-Saint-Jean, Quebec, a Red Champagne soft drink is produced.
In Norway, Villa Champagnebrus (mixed fruits, formerly known as Villa Farris) is a champagne soda.
In Pakistan, Kooler Saudi Champagne soda is offered.
In Puerto Rico, Kola Champagne is produced by Santurce Soda Water, Inc. (Santurce Kola Champagne), and by Refrescos de Puerto Rico (OK Kola Champagne).
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