Kola Nut – The Cola of Coca-Cola!
A Bit of History
Kola nuts originated in West Africa where they were important to traditional spiritual practices. The nuts were used as everything from sacred offerings to currency. In the 1800s a pharmacist, John Pemberton, mixed cola and coca extracts – both pick-me-ups – with carbonated water to make Coca-Cola. His accountant thought up the name.