I always thought that the cola flavor was not based on any natural flavor and used to pay glowing tributes to whoever invented it. I kept saying that the inventor of the flavor really deserved appreciation because he invented something that beat every natural flavor when it came to soda based drinks. Worldwide, colas top the list when it comes to consumption of sodas.
Unfortunately, that was not accurate.
Not many people know that the cola flavor comes from cola nuts , a species of trees that grow in the rainforests of Africa. I myself realized it when I googled this.
I am really a cola guy and love guzzling down bottle after bottle, the harmful effects notwithstanding.
For the record, Thums Up is my favorite. I find Pepsi too sweet and Coke too 'mediciny'!