I'm not much a cola drinker. In fact some years ago I went off it a bit. Not for any real reason, just that I prefer other soft drinks on the market, such as lemonade, limeade, ginger ale or shandy. So when I saw this Ubuntu Cola on the shelf in my local supermarket I thought maybe I should give it a go, especially as it has a Fairtrade mark for farmers and workers in developing countries.
On opening the smartly designed white can there was a decent smell of cola. I don't know what I was expecting, but it really does smell like regular cola. Having said that, it doesn't taste like regular cola and it's certainly not as painfully fizzy on the tongue as some soft drinks can be. Ubuntu Cola has a fine sweetness, a not altogether unpleasant fizz, and a slightly fruitier sweet aftertaste that isn't saccharin or syrupy sweet, but the mark of real sugar. Okay, so it's not 'Lite', but it certainly is Cola!
Information on the can;
The 330ml can contains 42 calories per 100ml, with 0g fat, 10.4g of sugar, and 0g of salt. Ingredients include; fruit and vegetable extracts, carbonated water, sugar, colour; caramel E1500, phosphoric acid, potassium sorbate, caffeine, and natural flavourings.