I’d like to buy the world a Coke

From Drug War Chronicle:

A coca-based soft drink went on sale in Bolivia this week. Coca Colla, made from the coca leaf and named after Bolivia’s indigenous Colla people, is the latest manifestation of President Evo Morales’ quest to expand legal markets for coca products.

The first batch of Coca Colla, about 12,000 half-litre bottles going for $1.50 each, went on sale in La Paz, Santa Cruz, and Cochabamba. Like Coca-Cola, it is black, sweet, and comes in a bottle with a red label. Unlike Coca-Cola, which originally used full-fledged coca leaf extract but began de-cocainizing it early in the company’s history, Coca Colla is the real thing.

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5 Responses to I’d like to buy the world a Coke

  1. Benjamin says:

    How do they put the coca leaf into the colla?

  2. Just me says:

    Well, is it good? Ok then.

    After seeing Our current drug Car fail miserably at the hearing , it reminded me of another such hearing in which a certain some one failed miserably. So I had to drop this off.


  3. Paul says:

    Delightful! Evo Morales is a Commie, but you can almost forgive his tyranny for the entertainment value of his resistance to America.

    I wonder if some of his friends in the Americas, like Venezuela and Nicaragua, will import The Real Thing? It’s a low cost way to tweak Washington’s nose and get some press. Could be fun watching what happens next!

  4. How about it happening up here!


  5. Vic says:


    Then there was Vin Mariano, coca leaf wine, even drunk by the pope. Old times revive…
    How long do I have to wait before I can have a REALLY refreshing drink in Amsterdam?

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