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Monday, April 09, 2007

Drinking Mecca Cola in Hyderabad


Hyderabad Visit-II

I heard about Mecca Cola, the alternative to US-based cola companies, a few years back but it was not until recently that I had the chance to sip it. In Hyderabad, it was easily available unlike in North India.

On a shop near Char Minar, I saw the advertisement of Mecca Cola. I went in and found crates full of the 'Islamic soft drink'.

Though it was December and there was a slight chill in the air but the anti-imperialistic feelings prevailed upon me. And soon I was sipping the rival to Coke and Pepsi as my amused relatives waited for me to finish the bottle and get home. I got somebody take a few pictures well.

Wasn't Hyderabad a right place to sip the Middle-Eastern cola for the first time? It wasn't bad either in taste, just like another soft drink. Frankly, I am not too passionately anti-American, blogging daily on US-based Google's blogger and often drinking Coke despite many friends urging me not to drink it as its 'earnings go to Israel and Jews'.

Of course, the entrepreneurship of Tawfiq Mathlouthi who launched the drink is surely laudable. Meanwhile, I am told that part of the earnings of Mecca Cola go to the cause of Palestine. A friend of mine wanted to know how could he get an agency for it as the soft drink may sell in Muslim dominated areas. I have no clues. They have a website here. So you can check it out.

9 comments:

Gaurav said...

I am just wondering, what is next? Muslim Car, Muslim Airoplane, Muslim Pizza! May be soon we will have hindu cola, Jews cola, Parsi cols etc....

indscribe said...

That's pure fun Gaurav bhai. In middle-east it may be politics and there way of defiance. Otherwise for the businessman it makes sense as he will earn. Take for example the Ganga bottled water, which also I drank with respect. :)

Vick said...

With kind of investment Saudi's have in US stock markets i would think earings of these US soft drinks also passed on to them.

Ye manzilen !! said...

I fail to understand why these politicians are getting away with all these in this age when 60% of Indias poulation is below the age 35.

They are young, have extar money and want to have fun raher then hate others....why do these politicans still survive?

:) Peace...

Anonymous said...

I dont undertand how this will serve the purpose of getting back the lost glory to palestine and muslims.

Abdul Basith said...

I dont undertand how this will serve the purpose of getting back the lost glory to palestine and muslims.

Anonymous said...

what Basith Sahab?

Anonymous said...

khan lateef khan the editor of munsif daily has accussed mim of orcheasting this attack on his partner zahid ali khan on mim with the help of underworld mafia controlled by dawood inbrahim this is not true he says underworld and mim has tied there hands together and further said both of them should be finished together for the well being of alllaw abiding citizens of this country and sauys even if underworld and mim both come together they cannot finish him and his partner zahid ali khan

Anonymous said...

I dont have a google id so I am posting an anonomus blog, with reference to mecca cola, pepsi has got a stake in it. business apart it tastes terrible, a roadside vendor will have a drink which tastes better, tasted it once even if offered free I will refuse, it sells on the name of 'mecca cola' and as it is portrayed anti-us, it cannot sell on merits of taste.