Coca-Cola alternative Zip Cola: How does it compare?

by Luke Fischer

There comes a time every single one of us, even those of us on the strictest diet, must drink Coca-Cola's Coke drink. It's irresistably delicious with ice!

One problem I personally had with Coca-Cola's Coke, is how the price seems to keep climbing.

So it came as no surprise to me when I saw a handful of fizzy drink alternatives see a gap in the market, completely undercutting the price of Coca-Cola, offering basically the same thing for the masses of impoverished people.

One that I found recently is this one: Zip Cola.

It was in a supermarket advertised as "Same great taste of a leading brand at half the cost!"

Yes, we all know what that "leading brand" is, don't we.

Well, the price truly is only half of that "leading brand", so it beats Coca-Cola there hands down.

But is it really the "same" taste? I thought I would buy it and find out.

My first sip of it, the taste reminded me something of Diet Coke, or Coke Light. Only somewhat though.

The second time I drank it, it didn't remind me of Coke Light anymore. It was as good as Coke itself.

So yes, I believe this will do just fine as a substitute for Coca-cola's ever more expensive Coke soft drink.

Let's look at the label info:

ZIP COLA Cola flavoured soft drink.

Ingredients: Carbonated water, Sugar, colourant (E150d), Phoshoric acid, Flavouring, Preservative (Sodium Benzoate), Caffeine.

Typical Nutritional Information per 100 ml:

Energy 180

Protein (g) 0

Glycaemic Carbohydtrate (g) 10.8

Of Which Total Sugar 10.8

Total Fat 0

Of Which Saturated Fat 0

Dietary Fibre 0

Total Sodium 2

Warning: Pressurised

Produced in South Africa

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Store in a cool, dry, dark place.