Monday, February 05, 2007

POP OF THE DAY: Coolah Energy

Category: Energy Drink
Ratings (out of 5)
Taste: 5
Fizziness Factor: 4
Bottle/Can Design: 4
Availability: 4

I first tasted Coolah while waiting for a friend to pick me up at the Salt Lake City airport, and its energy boost got me through that dicey first day at the Sundance Film Festival (more on that later). Coolah is the first energy drink I've tried that's based on another soda—in this case an Australian lemon soda called Solo. Coolah is also the only energy drink I know that contains boronia, an Australian flower that apparently gives the drink its unique citrus tang. It all adds up to an energy drink that tastes less like a stew of chemicals and more like bubbly lemonade. It's marketed by Dr. Pepper/7 Up, so it should be pretty widely available, but even if you have to venture into the Outback to find it, it will be worth your while, mate. Coolah also get bonus points for its upside-down website. (Total Score 17/20)

Suggested Food Pairings: Toast with butter and Vegemite

1 comment:

Martin said...

Mate, I just had 2 Coolah's yesterday and it tastes just like Solo. Was surprised. I was needing an energy drink to get me through a game of soccer and hadn't seen this before, gulped 2, again, tastes just like the soda Solo (which is great lemon tangy taste) and it got me through 2 games with energy to spare.

Love it.