Fentimans refreshingly tasty Curiosity Cola

Saturday, 24 May 2014

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I have to tell you about this bottle of cola I was sent recently.  I have been an imbiber of Diet Coke for years and years.  Recently I decided to stop drinking diet drinks.  My sister has been warning me about the dangers of taking in artificial sugars and such, and I realized that drinking the diet drinks actually increased my craving for sweet things.  I had a horrible headache for about two weeks after I stopped drinking the diet coke and once I got past that, I have slept like a baby for the most part.  I don't know if the two are related or not, but I am thinking they might be.

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Anyways, the Fentimans people recently contacted me and asked me if I would like to try one of their drinks and so I said yes.  They sent me a bottle of their Curiosity Cola.  The Guardian newspaper has said . . . "It's the world's best cola!"

 From the Fentimens' page: This curiously invigorating recreation of colas from yesteryear is made using infusions of the finest herbal ingredients.  

Sounds intriguing to say the least.  So what is it made of?

Ingredients: Carbonated Water, Fermented Ginger Root Extract (water, glucose syrup, ginger root, yeast), Sugar, Flavourings, Colour: Caramel (E150d), Phosphoric Acid (E338), Caffeine

Boo about the caffeine, it does say on the bottle that it is botanically brewed and fermented, with ginger and herbal extracts.   My sister is really into fermenting and I I thought this was a good thing.

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My thoughts?   Ice cold and served over cracked ice it was delicious and refreshing.  I quite, quite enjoyed it.  And at only 40 calories, it's not too bad calorie wise either.  I love that it's fermented.  I love that it's botanical.

Thanks Fentimans for introducing me to a new beverage that I will probably buy from time to time!

To find out more about the Fentimans products do check out their page.


  1. I used to love Diet Coke..

    We never had soft drinks growing up..that I can remember,but when I married..maybe in my 30's I discovered Diet Coke..and loved it..I would drink at least 1 a day..(small can)..I stopped many yrs ago and would never go back.Terrible for teeth..insides..Should not be for sale LOL..:)
    Good for you don't turn back!
    I love fizzy water.

  2. I like fizzy water too Monique, which is also probably hard on the enamel of the teeth, but I can't give up everything can I? ☺

  3. They usually have Fentimans drinks in the National Trust tearooms. I particularly like their ginger beer and their dandelion and burdock - the taste of childhood!

  4. I love the National Trust Tearooms Tracey. They always have the best things!


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