Oct 17, 2014

Pepsi Tries Making Craft Cola - New Caleb's Kola

Pepsi is trying its hand at making craft soda with new Caleb's Kola. Caleb refers to Caleb Bradham, the pharmacist who came up with the original Pepsi formula in the 1890s. The "K" in kola refers to the kola nuts found in the ingredients.

According to the company, the "kola recipe is comprised of a blend of sustainable Fair Trade cane sugar, kola nuts from Africa, a special blend of spices from around the world, and a hint of citrus." The original Pepsi recipe included kola nut extract, vanilla, and "rare oils." The current formula? Not so much.

The 10-oz bottles that the Caleb's Kola comes in tout that it's made with "sparkling water," "cane sugar," and "kola nut extract."

The drink is currently only being sold in select Costco locations in Maryland, New York, Virginia, and Washington D.C. It was actually spotted testing around this time last year.

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