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Red Kola
TypeSoft Drink
ManufacturerA.G. Barr plc, Currie's
DistributorDunns Food & Drinks Ltd
Country of origin Scotland
ColourBlack carrot, Safflower (Barr's) Anthocyanin, Turmeric (Currie's)
Related productsIrn-Bru, Tizer, Coca-Cola

Red Kola is a carbonated soft drink made from fruit extracts, and may include flavouring from the kola nut. Red Kola is made by various firms including Currie's (operated by Dunns Food & Drinks Ltd), Solripe, and A.G. Barr.[1]

Despite the name, it bears no resemblance to more traditional cola drinks in either flavour or appearance. It is bright red in colour and has a unique taste, significantly sharper than cola and with a strong fruit base.


Currie's Red Kola: carbonated water, sugar, tartaric acid, flavourings, preservative (sodium benzoate), sweeteners (sodium saccharin, aspartame), colours (E163, E100).

Barr Red Kola: carbonated water, sugar, citric acid, flavouring, concentrates (black carrot, safflower), sweeteners (sucralose, acesulfame K), preservative (sodium benzoate).


  1. ^ "Our Own Brand Wholesale Range | Dunns Food And Drinks". Retrieved 31 August 2023.