Champ's is a product of the Cawy Bottling Co. which was established in Cuba in 1948 and was the country's best selling soft drink. After the communist takeover in 1959, the company was seized and its founders moved to Miami, where they're still based today.
As one of the Caribbean's first homegrown soda companies, Cawy Lemon-Lime, Cawy Watermelon, Quinabeer, and of course Champ's Cola, are still popular throughout the region and can be found in most grocery stores.
Never having had Champ's Cola, we expected something similiar to Coke or Pepsi but instead our first sips of Champ's delivered a light, fruity flavor, nothing at all like the colas we are used to. Soda connoisseurs call it a "Champagne Cola," but don't let the title throw you; it still kinda tastes like cough syrup.
Since it is bottled in Miami, Champ's Cola can be found stores around Florida, too. If you can't find it in your neighborhood, you can order it (by the case) at www.cawy.net.
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