Peru’s plutonium-colored soda, Inca Kola, tastes like bubblegum. Started by a British family in the 1930s, the brand is now an icon and source of pride throughout Peru.

Inca Kola is unique in being one of a few soft drinks in the world which outsells the world’s bestseller, Coca-Cola, in its home market. In other words, Peruvians drink more Inca Kola than Coca-Cola, so you’ll have a hard time getting out of Peru without trying it.

Inca Kola was so successful that Coca-Cola bought it outright. Today Inca Kola is distributed throughout the United States and much of Europe at boutique import groceries.

Read more about the history of Inca Kola.

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