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KOFOLA - POPULAR DRINK IN CZECH REPUBLIC

This photo by Martin Strachoň / Wikimedia Commons
As a child and a teenager in communist Czechoslovakia, I used to drink mostly water, tea, and coffee. But my mom would occasionally buy Kofola. Kofola is sort of like Coca-Cola, but not really.

If you read a history of Coca-Cola, you would know that John Pemberton invented this drink in late 1800's. To learn more about Coca-Cola history, then CLICK HERE.

Now let's look at Kofola: it was invented about 80 years later because Coca-Cola and Pepsi - drinks in slinky bottles - were costly and in a low supply. However, many restaurant patrons liked to order these expensive soft drinks as a way to show off. Nonetheless, Kofola became very popular for its specific taste and the price. After the VELVET REVOLUTION, there was a decline in Kofola production. But then, as with anything successful - a great innovative advertising came along and Kofola is back in the saddle. If you would like to read some history about Kofola, you can click on THIS LINK. It is interesting read.

In the meantime look at some fun videos by clicking on the links below:

THESE ADS HELPED KOFOLA TO BE POPULAR AGAIN
(an animated trouble prone dog with a lisp who pronounces Kofola as FOFOLA - some videos have subtitles)

AMERICANS TRYING KOFOLA
Kofola tasting young American adults :-)