Pepsi New Caleb’s Kola


Recently Pepsi introduced their newest product called Caleb’s Kola and it’s named after Caleb Bradham, the Pepsi creator. Caleb’s Kola is free from artificial sweeteners. It uses Fair Trade Certified cane sugar as its sweetener. Currently, it’s available in selected Costco locations: New York, Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. The design of this bottle looks pretty awesome and somehow I keep thinking that this is an alcohol related drink by looking at this bottle. On the back of the bottle, “We’re a passionate group of kola lovers who came together to craft a unique kola from scratch using simple ingredients. A few hundred batches later, we love it. We hope you will too.”

Pepsi Caleb's Kola

Pepsi Caleb's KolaThere’s a refreshing cola aroma coming out from the bottle after you open it and its litter bit heavier if you compare to regular cola drinks. The texture and the color of the drink looked exactly the same as other cola drinks. As for the taste, the first very sip tasted closed to lightly sweetened sugar water with subtle medicine kind of taste at the end after you swallow down the sip. After couple sips, you will notice that the sweet taste wasn’t heavy at all like the other cola drinks that are out there and there’s a subtle bitter taste to it as well. The sweet taste was right on the spot and made it much more pleasant to drink. I guess it was due to using Fair Trade Certified Cane Sugar? The drink was clean, smooth and easy to drink. The caffeine in this drink wasn’t much a factor because it didn’t feel like there’s caffeine contained in this kola after chugging down half of the bottle. As for the secret blend of brown spices, it was hardly noticeable in the sip or aftertaste. There’s no heavy aftertaste in the mouth after finishing one bottle.

Pepsi's Caleb's KolaThe ingredients for Caleb’s Kola include: Sparkling Water, Cane Sugar, Caramel Color, Phosphoric Acid, Natural Flavor, Sodium Citrate, Caffeine, Gum Arabic, Citric Acid, and Kola Nut Extract. Caffeine content: 27mg/ 10 fl oz.

Pepsi's Caleb's Kola


Price: $15 for 12 bottles

Size:   10 FL Oz (296ML)

Calories: 110 per bottle

Where to buy: Costco

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