Review of "Ubuntu Fairtrade Cola"

published 19/05/2013 | dynamicnurse
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"Ubuntu - tastes better than it sounds!"

Ubuntu Coca Cola is of course as the name would suggest but with a difference - it is actually Fairtrade Coca Cola. The word Ubuntu means 'I am because we are, and it is a trading company that is based in London (at least that is where their contact details would suggest from the side of the can). And the reason that Ubuntu is Fairtrade certified is because the ingredients that are used are mainly of Fairtrade origin, and they are a supporter of projects in Malawi which are done though the Fairtrade programme.

But anyway, enough about thehir background and on with the show my friends!

The drink is 330 mls in total, and it comes in the usual circular shaped aluminium can that you would normally expect to see one of the many fizzy drinks being produced in. However unlike many of the other drinks that are of similar standing, this particular one comes in a simple white format.

On the front of the can is the name of the drink, and a few bubbles that appear to be rising up to the Fairtrade symbol. The rest of the can gives us all of the usual information, such as the ingredients list (which appear in about five or six different languages); a nutritionaly breakdown; a small description of the product, and details on how to contact the company.

For those of you who are interested in it, the ingredients list is as follows (and this has been taken from the side of the can): carbonated water; fairtrade sugar; sulphate ammonia caramel e150d; phosphoris acid; potassium sorbate; caffeine.

And also for the dietary intake buffs among you, this is the nutritional information part of it which too has been taken from the side of the can (which is also the typical values per 100 ml): energy 178 kj/42kcal; protein 0g; carbohydrate 10.4 g; fat 0g, and there are also on average 139 calories per can.

This is one of those sorts of fizzy drinks that you either love or hate, and I love it quite a lot. Not just because it is of a standard that is worthy to be Fairtrade, but also because it is quite a thirst quenching drink which is always good in my books. Depending on where you buy it, the price is always fairly cheap - I can buy it for 30 pence which is good, but my only problem though is that iti never seems to be able to last for very long though!

To be honest, I had never heard of this until only recently and so therefore I cannot really comment on where else it might be available. But should you wish to find out more for yourselves, then the place to contact is The Ubuntu Trading Company Ltd, PO Box 46359, London, SW17 7UY. And their wesbite address is, should you wish to get any further information.

Yet with all of these things said, I must say that I cannot really recommend this thoroughly enough to you! And if you have never tried it, then you just do not really know quite what it is that you are going to be missing out on.

Thanks for reading!

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  • anonymili published 25/05/2013
    Erm Ubuntu = operating system, no?
  • newprideexperiadj2 published 20/05/2013
    I thought it was open source os for geeks? I had it a disc but could not be bothered to read pages and pages.. if only there was a beginners guide to Ubuntu including an idiot proof guide of how to install it FULLY on a pen drive without buggering ure os... for the latest version... great review on this Ubuntu sounds nice.
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