Pakola Ice Cream Soda
Pakistan Beverage Ltd., founded by Haji Ali Muhammed, began production of Pakistan's first soft drink on August 14, 1950. One story says that the green drink was inspired by local refreshments sold by street vendors on hot summer days, with a recipe made from vanilla, chocolate and rosewater. In 1979 the company also began bottling Pepsi sodas as a franchisee.
In 1985 the family business was divided between descendants of Ali Muhammed, with Pakistan Beverage Ltd taking the Pepsi bottling plants and Gul Bottlers making Pakola for the rural market. Mehran Bottlers received the rights to sell Pakola in Karachi and the overseas market. Nowadays Pakola is available in original, lychee, orange, raspberry and lime flavors.
Wow, this is really green!. I'm not sure what makes this an "ice cream" soda, maybe it sounds better than just "creme soda". Its got the creamy vanilla taste, but its also got a citrus lime flavor and light crispness I wouldn't normally associate with a cream soda.
I really wouldn't describe this as an ice cream flavor, but it is making me think a little of a lassi drink, the plain kind, with sour carbonation, a hint of lime, and slight yogurt creaminess to take the edge off it. This drink is alright, but not outstanding.
Sugar, treated carbonated water, citric acid, natural and artificial flavours, colors FD&C Blue #1 and FD&C Yellow #5 (E133 & E102) and sodium benzoate (as preservative).
Mehran Bottlers (Private) Ltd.
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