View Full Version : Anti-American cola?!?
02-10-2003, 07:38 PM
I thought I had seen it all when I stumbled upon this, a new "anti-American cola" called Mecca Cola, it's supposedly made for muslims who doesn't like to drink American brands... :rolleyes: I had no idea that politics had to invade even the world of soft drinks, check the links for more info.
BBC News article (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/2640259.stm)
CNN article (http://europe.cnn.com/2002/WORLD/europe/11/05/mecca.cola/)
Mecca Cola official site (in French) (http://www.mecca-cola.com/)
02-10-2003, 09:03 PM
Maybe it's not politics. Maybe they just think American colas suck ;)
02-11-2003, 10:48 PM
There are several colas marketing on the anti-american image. Mecca (made in france) Qibla (I believe U.K.) and Zam Zam (Iran). With exception of Zam Zam- actually made in middle east-- it would seem more marketing than any other motive.
02-13-2003, 03:05 AM
Well since it's only available in plastic then I guess that shows that it's not sold based upon any sort of quality...
When I was a kid I once sent a letter to the Zam Zam Bottling Company in Iran asking for bottle caps for my collection but they didn't send me any. :(
I think we're all better off drinking Afri-Cola in glass bottles. After all, you don't have to buy Coke or Pepsi; you don't have to buy the other extreme, and hey if German power can be confined to a bottle then perhaps the world will be a better place after all smile.gif