There’s something about me that loves a good underdog story, and you often get this on ColaQuest. A fiesty local upstart taking on the global evil of the Galactic Empire like Coca-Cola corporation. I present Ize Cola, Cambodia.
I discovered Ize Cola when I was feeling parched on a trip from Bangkok to Siem Reap on our former GNT Ultimate South-East Asian pub crawl (that’s a whole other story). On returning to now live in Cambodia I wanted to know the Ize Coke story.
ColaQuest is a truly funny thing. Some countries like Cuba get it right, whilst others such as North Korea less so. I was not expecting much from Ize Cola, but I was to be pleasantly surprised. Great taste, more like Coke than Pepsi, and most importantly it passes the liquor challenge. Ize Cola and cheap vodka works.
Now whilst I got all excited about spreading the word about Ize, there’s actually very scant information online about it.
So, whilst you might not be seeing Ize Cola on every street corner just yet if you do find yourself in Cambodia Ize will quench thirst, boost your sugar levels and be a great mixer for vodka.
I’m aware this will be a blog that will rarely be read, but I’ll expand on it regardless! Ize Lemon is the lemon version of Ize (go figure), so most comparable to Cambodian sprite. Could this be the start of SpriteQuest? Overall a lot more lemoney than sprite or 7-up and more like a Mountain Jew (lol) but with less caffeine. I didn’t liquor test it, but it would work with vodka.
But it does end there, I also found Aje Big Cola, which apparently is the worlds 4th most consumed soft drink….Not though sadly, any good…
LAST UPDATE (I promise)
Ize Fruit punch! I’m guessing it’s the last update, but hey who knows? The Ize is turning into a craze. Sickly sweet, and I assume it’d go well with vodka. Ize Fruit Punch gets a thumbs up.