Red Kola

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Red Kola
Type Soft Drink
Manufacturer A.G. Barr plc, Currie's
Distributor Dunns Food & Drinks Ltd
Country of origin Scotland
Introduced 19??
Colour Red, (E104, E122)
Related products Irn-Bru, Tizer, Coca-Cola

Red Kola is a carbonated soft drink made from fruit extracts, and may include flavouring from the kola nut. Red Kola is made by various firms including Currie's (operated by Dunns Food & Drinks Ltd), Solripe, and A.G. Barr.

Despite the name, it bears no resemblance to more traditional cola drinks in either flavour or appearance. It is bright red in colour and has a unique taste, significantly sharper than cola and with a strong fruit base. It does, however, share the same analgesic properties that traditional cola has, such as curing headaches as well as soothing sore throats[citation needed].


Currie's Red Kola : Carbonated Water, Sugar, Tartaric Acid, Flavourings, Preservative (Sodium Benzoate), Sweeteners (Sodium Saccharin), Colours (E163, E100)

Barr's Red Kola : Carbonated Water, Sugar, Citric Acid, Flavouring, Concentrates (Black Carrot, Safflower), Sweeteners (Sucralose, Acesulfame K), Preservative (Sodium Benzoate)