Welcome to YQtravelling’s FoodFriday. The day of the week when I show off some of the lovely eats I had while travelling.
Today’s feature is not food but a mysterious drink from Peru. Let’s check it out.
I have a soft spot for soft drinks despite knowing how bad they are for my health. I try to avoid them as much as I can but I occasionally reward myself with a cold can of Coca-Cola.
Of course all diet rules are out while travelling so I tried Peru’s famous soft drink Inca Kola. I usually order this drink to accompany my meals in local restaurants.
The color of Inca Kola reminded me of pee. But as a Chinese person, I’m used to pee-colored drinks such as tea and chrysanthemum tea so it didn’t bother me at all.
Despite having the word “Kola” in it, Inca Kola tastes nothing like Coca-Cola or its rival Pepsi Cola.
Instead, Inca Kola tastes like Mountain Dew, or my memory of Mountain Dew. It is sweet but not tooth achingly sweet. Even though I enjoyed it, it would not replace the place Coca-Cola has in my heart.
Have you ever tried interesting local soft drinks while travelling? Share your experience with us.
Interesting reads about Inca Kola: