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Dahir
09-09-2006, 07:14 PM
Mecca-Cola

Mecca-Cola is a cola-flavoured carbonated beverage. The flagship product of the Mecca Cola World Company, it is marketed as an alternative to U.S. brands such as Coca-Cola and Pepsi-Cola to politically minded consumers. The product's name contains the traditional Latin-alphabet transliteration of مكة المكرمة (Makkah al-Mukarramah, or "Mecca"), the holiest city of Islam located in Saudi Arabia.

It was launched in France, in November 2002, by entrepreneur Tawfik Mathlouthi, as a means of aiding Palestinians by tapping into demand for alternative products in European countries. He had been inspired by a popular Iranian soft drink, Zam Zam Cola, which was already successful in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, and in fact only decided to launch his own brand when he was unable to agree on terms for a distribution contract with Zam Zam. Mecca-Cola in turn inspired the creation of Qibla Cola.
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Muezzin
09-09-2006, 09:02 PM
This beverage is readily available in both the Evington and Spinney Hill areas.

Mecca Cola: Heavens Above the Rest

:p
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Lina
09-09-2006, 09:05 PM
:sl:

Qibla Cola?

I've seen Turk-Cola or something like that and heared about Mecca Cola but Qibla Cola?

Ah well.

:w:
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Muezzin
09-09-2006, 09:07 PM
Yeah, Qibla Cola is like the Pepsi to Mecca Cola's Coca Cola.

Kind of.

In a way.
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Ghazi
09-09-2006, 09:08 PM
:sl:

LOL I'm suprised mecca cola havn't been sued by coca cola.
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- Qatada -
09-09-2006, 09:10 PM
:wasalamex


I think its because the tag cola is common for other soft drinks too, and the word 'coca cola' was probably the name which was trademarked or copyrighted. Allaah Almighty knows best.


:salamext:
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Fishman
09-09-2006, 09:11 PM
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Somebody told me that Mecca Cola tastes disgusting. Somebody also told me that Pepsi is slightly more ethical than Coke.
:w:
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Kittygyal
09-09-2006, 09:13 PM
Originally Posted by Fishman
:sl:
Somebody told me that Mecca Cola tastes disgusting. Somebody also told me that Pepsi is slightly more ethical than Coke.
:w:

salam.
that is true it does to behonest Pepsi tastes weird && Mecca Cola is horrible i tasted both!
w.salam
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Muezzin
09-09-2006, 09:13 PM
'Coke, Pepsi, Mecca Cola, Qibla Cola... it's all work to me'

- A dentist.
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Ghazi
09-09-2006, 09:21 PM
Originally Posted by Muezzin
'Coke, Pepsi, Mecca Cola, Qibla Cola... it's all work to me'

- A dentist.
what your law career never worked out :D
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Lina
09-09-2006, 09:24 PM
Originally Posted by Muezzin
Yeah, Qibla Cola is like the Pepsi to Mecca Cola's Coca Cola.

Kind of.

In a way.

So it's like Bebsi is to Coca Cola and Coca Cola is to Bebsi?

but Bebsi tastes just like Coca Cola and Coca Cola tastes just like Bebsi.

Right?
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Muezzin
09-09-2006, 09:26 PM
Originally Posted by Lina
So it's like Bebsi is to Coca Cola and Coca Cola is to Bebsi?

but Bebsi tastes just like Coca Cola and Coca Cola tastes just like Bebsi.

Right?
Somethin' like that.

To those wondering, the reason I'm... poking fun of Colas Mecca and Qibla is because I'm really not to fond of the names for one thing. It's like calling a drink Bethlehem Juice, Wailing Wall Water or Zion-ade.
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QuranStudy
09-09-2006, 09:32 PM
Anybody ever try "Pran Cola?" It's pretty good.
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Kittygyal
09-09-2006, 09:35 PM
Originally Posted by Lina
So it's like Bebsi is to Coca Cola and Coca Cola is to Bebsi?

but Bebsi tastes just like Coca Cola and Coca Cola tastes just like Bebsi.

Right?

salam.
whats "BEBSI"??? you mean PEPSI :?

w.salam
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Muezzin
09-09-2006, 09:39 PM
Originally Posted by Kittygyal
salam.
whats "BEBSI"??? you mean PEPSI :?

w.salam
'Bebsi' is the way people with strong Arab accents pronounce Pepsi. There's no 'P' syllable in Arabic you see. :)
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Lina
09-09-2006, 09:39 PM
Originally Posted by Kittygyal
salam.
whats "BEBSI"??? you mean PEPSI :?

w.salam

Yes.


Originally Posted by Kittygyal
salam.
that is true it does to behonest Pepsi tastes weird && Mecca Cola is horrible i tasted both!
w.salam
Ok, thanks for the info, won't be trying it.
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Trumble
09-09-2006, 10:07 PM
Originally Posted by Fishman
Somebody also told me that Pepsi is slightly more ethical than Coke.
Only in much the same way that Mussolini was more ethical than Hitler. I stick to fruit juice and mineral water.
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Kittygyal
09-09-2006, 10:17 PM
Originally Posted by Muezzin
'Bebsi' is the way people with strong Arab accents pronounce Pepsi. There's no 'P' syllable in Arabic you see. :)
salam.
okay never heard of that one before, i thought it might be one of the people from Pakistans NO offence tho :uhwhat
w.salam
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Dahir
09-10-2006, 04:26 AM
A lesson the term 'Cola':

Cola is a sweet carbonated drink, usually with caramel coloring and containing caffeine.

Now, this means that Coca-Cola is not the creator of the word or the medium for colas. The name Coca-Cola is derived from the main ingredient in early Coca-Cola product; Coca -- that's right, up until the late 1970's, Coca-Cola contained the Coca -- the plant used to make Cocaine.

Other colas like Pepsi are named so because the drink had some kind of "pep" in it because it was a carbonated drink.

And the trend continues to Mecca and Qibla-Cola.

:)
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AHMED_GUREY
09-10-2006, 04:29 AM
Originally Posted by Trumble
I stick to fruit juice and mineral water.
Co-sign..:happy:
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KAding
09-10-2006, 11:14 AM
Originally Posted by Trumble
Only in much the same way that Mussolini was more ethical than Hitler. I stick to fruit juice and mineral water.
I'm sure I'm gonna regret this. But how is Coca Cola particularly unethical?
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Muezzin
09-10-2006, 11:15 AM
Originally Posted by KAding
I'm sure I'm gonna regret this. But how is Coca Cola particularly unethical?
Think of the poor overworked dentists! :p
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Kittygyal
09-10-2006, 12:11 PM
Originally Posted by Muezzin
Think of the poor overworked dentists! :p
salam.
okay chillax Lawyer.

humm maybe because it's too fizzy && then teeth :uuh:
w.salam
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akulion
09-10-2006, 12:21 PM
no offence to any fans of mecca cola

but i had it a long time ago and my opinion of it was: It tastes like flat Pepsi

since then i have never drank it again
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Muezzin
09-10-2006, 12:22 PM
Originally Posted by akulion
no offence to any fans of mecca cola

but i had it a long time ago and my opinion of it was: It tastes like flat Pepsi

since then i have never drank it again
Goes great with a doner kebab though.

*burp*
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akulion
09-10-2006, 12:35 PM
lol i havent had a good shewerma since forever!
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