Al-Aqsa Cola

Al-Aqsa Cola was a short lived cola from Denmark in 2003. The idea for the cola came from then 24-year old Ahmad Hassan, Danish-born with Palestinian background. He was inspired by other “muslim colas” such as Mecca Cola (France, 2002) and Qibla Cola (England, 2003). The idea was to both offer an alternative to the dominant American brands and to, following muslim customs, give 10 % of the profits to charity.

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Coca-Cola was the first drink ever to include extracts from the kola nut (because of the caffeine) and 130 years later it is still the benchmark cola. You know what it tastes like and you know where to get it. Whether they operate on a global scale or locally, Coca-Cola is the cola that everyone else wants to beat.

Besides the Classic Coke there is and has been a ton of variants, e.g. Blak, Caffeine-Free, Cherry, Diet, Ginger, Lemon, Life, Lime, Orange Vanilla, Vanilla, Zero.


Ubuntu Cola is made with fairly traded sugar from communities in Malawi and Zambia. As well as ensuring that the farmers gets a fair price for the sugar, Ubuntu also sends 15 % of its profits to development projects in Africa.

The London based Ubuntu was the first Faritrade labelled cola in the UK.

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