Question I found a recipe online for creating my own soda pop syrup and it does taste kind of like Pepsi using all natural ingredients. However it is missing something. As I understand Kola nut is or was used as an ingredient in Coka Cola? I think the leaves are what Cocaine is made from? If that being true would it be illegal to order the nut which I think is an African delicacy?
Answer Hi James,
Kola nut is available in a variety of forms here in the US. I found on Amazon that you can purchase it in the nut, extract or powdered form.
FYI -- Coca Cola once did contain both the extract of coca leaves and kola nuts but the formulation was changed and has not contained either since 1929.
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