Food of the Eighties, Koala Springs Cola
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Around the "Crocodile Dundee" time, when everything Australian was cool. Basically a syrupy pop with flavors like mango-passion fruit and stuff. Once in a while you can still come across it. I showed it to an Australian and he couldn't believe how cheesy it is.
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Steve - January 24, 2009 - Report this comment
Hey drongo! Get your facts right! Koala Springs never produced a cola! It was not 'pop' but mineral water flavored with fruit juice. Cheesy? It won an Australian Export Award in 1989 for being a highly successful brand and was a pioneer in the new age category in the US and Canada. Many beverage products copied Koala Springs but none were able to equal it.
Jeff - March 10, 2009 - Report this comment
This stuff was great! You're right, it wasn't syrupy pop, it was carbonated water with real fruit juice added. My favorites were lemon-lime and mango. Wish they were still around :(
ChrisNorton - March 12, 2009 - Report this comment
I drank this stuff religiously, favorite was Orange Mango, but also liked passion fruit, Lemon lime, and Black currant. It came in cans and bottles, more expensive than regular soda, a real thirst quencher. Had a Koala Bear on the label, was big in the SoCal surfing areas.
Jo - April 20, 2009 - Report this comment
They are still around! They have them at the Co-op in Calgary, and also London Drugs in Calgary. :o)
Lisa - June 14, 2009 - Report this comment
Does anybody know if I can buy any on the Lower Mainland or Vancouver Island in British Columbia?
Kim - June 16, 2009 - Report this comment
You can but Koala Springs at every major grocery in BC.
Ian - March 03, 2010 - Report this comment
Can anyone provide the name and address or phone for the Canadian Koala Springs company?
Akilah - May 03, 2010 - Report this comment
I remember my favorite being key lime. I got it all the time in Jr. High School.
koala dreams in Texas - July 04, 2010 - Report this comment
oh my! i used to love this stuff. my brother and i thought it was so exotic! it was light and refreshing with real fruit juice and a sparkling finish. the flavors were delicious. oh, how i wish they would bring it back!
greg in CA - July 27, 2010 - Report this comment
I heard from a CA beverage distributor that Koala Springs is coming back. Apparently the original Koala people are going to re-introduce the brand here and other states. Can't wait! It was a great drink.
Nate - September 26, 2010 - Report this comment
Seriously the beverage that defined my childhood. Grew up in BC. In sf now so I can only hope they bring it to Cali!!
Jim - October 22, 2010 - Report this comment
Koala Springs IS coming back. It is in the works now and will be re-introduced to about 10 western states in spring 2011.
Missy - October 27, 2010 - Report this comment
My all-time favorite carbonated drink. Everything else is sickeningly sweet. Koala Springs had something special. Would LOVE it if we could get it in the Northwest corner of the lower 48!!
dianne - April 06, 2011 - Report this comment
OMG, good news, hope the grapefruit kiwi and lime comes back. This was my drink when I was alcohol. Does anyone know if its available in ontario
Bruce - June 23, 2011 - Report this comment
It is now summer 2011 and no sign of Koala in Utah. That stuff was the best. It got me to quit drinking Coca-Cola. Anyone with new info?
Gen - August 11, 2011 - Report this comment
I love the stuff I real want it back in Utah.
Ian McK - August 17, 2011 - Report this comment
I understand the reintroduction for Koala Springs is set for January 2012 starting in the NW states and northern California. I hear the Budweiser distributors are getting it. I can't wait to get some again was THE best!
Paul - September 13, 2011 - Report this comment
Koala Springs were a good company to work for here in Australia, that was back in 1990-1991. An yway, I heard they were going to be reintroduced in your spring of 2012.
Kealani - January 11, 2012 - Report this comment
I sure hope they bring them to Las Vegas. They're the "BOMB". I'm really looking forward to introducing them to my daughter.
Kimberly from WI - March 14, 2012 - Report this comment
I remember this drink like it was yesterday and when I talk about it, people act like I made it up! I sure wish this comes back to WI, at least in a specialty store.
Bruce - December 03, 2012 - Report this comment
Still waiting!!! What is the status?
Rob - January 05, 2013 - Report this comment
Koala THE original drink is available in Western Canada at all major grocery stores still the same great product
clare - February 12, 2013 - Report this comment
Say g'day mate!! I was 5 when this was in its glory!!! My mom word for a distributor in Denver. I even a shirt!!!.
Charlie - January 26, 2014 - Report this comment
Seems to have come out in the late 80's. Had a massive recall in 1990 due to benzene being found in the product. Still available today in limited production
Charlie - January 26, 2014 - Report this comment
I found a Koala Springs commercial on youtube from 1988
Wharf Rat - July 23, 2014 - Report this comment
This stuff was a big seller in the Grateful Dead parking lots back in the day ...
Biggs - July 26, 2014 - Report this comment
To the comments regarding western Canada, the product you are talking about is a rip off of the original. Notice it is Koala, not Koala springs, but they take a remarkably similar image of a koala. The original a Koala springs just went on sale again in The Pacific Northwest as an all natural drink.
Wej - October 14, 2017 - Report this comment
I loved this stuff they used to sell it at the snack bar at my high school. Wish I could find it again in the US.

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