Bring back Cavan Cola..!

I NEVER got the chance to taste the Ulster beverage that was Cavan Cola, but apparently it was a cult classic Irish product, like Tayto crisps (north or south), before being withdrawn. Now, fans of the drink are running a grassroots online campaign to get the cola back on the shelves.

  • billyghoti

    So that’s what they did with the red dye ….. 😉

  • Billy Pilgrim

    Do they still have the puce nectar that is Football Special up in Donegal? Now there’s a product that should go global.

  • RG Cuan

    Cavan Cola Abú!

    And i’m with you on that one Billy, McDaid’s Football Special – unique stuff!

  • Sean rua

    Used to love that stuff as a kid. If anyone has ever tried that coke, jolt, then imagine the same caffine buzz magnified by 100! I think it may have been the EU and its damned safty regulations which spelled the end to this fantastic product!

  • Caffeine Cowboys

    It reminds me of the PHD about relationships between levels of caffeine in Punjana tea and the peoples appetite for trouble, as in “I’ll just have a cup to settle my nerves” – to one cup of bellefast brew later “where did i put my bin lid, a good racket is whats required”.

  • joeCanuck

    I wish Tayto would export their crisps (chips) over here.
    When I visit the two things I want most are cheese and onion and Ginger cake.

  • Disclaimer: You would have to pay more for delivery than the crisps themselves. £12 for the crisps and £16 delivery.

  • joeCanuck

    Oh I’m sooo tempted beano. And my 60th birthday is only 3 weeks away!

  • Tochais Síoraí

    Don’t mind him, joe, they’re the inferior northern unionist yellow pack tayto – the 26 county version is much nicer.

  • Donnacha

    TS that’s as maybe, but for those of us only able to get the NI priduct, it’s as close as we’ll get to heaven.

  • Shawn


    If you can get them in your area try Old Dutch Potato Chips

    far superior to those american style imports available in most places in Canada

  • TS- I think you’ll find it’s the southern tayto are the unionist snack – all that red white and blue packaging and what not. 😛

  • Cynic

    Are the smugglers diversifying now? Mmmmmm that oily aftertaste

  • joeCanuck

    Yes Shawn. I do buy them and other kettle cooked brands. As you say, far superior. I’ve never seen them in N.I. You could become the Irish supplier. You’d make a fortune.

  • Harry Flashman

    Is all this “Och shure Tayto make the best crisps” for real?

    I never liked them, Golden Wonder always made the best crisps, well until Walkers came along and produced Salt ‘n’ Lineker that is. Tayto were always greasy and damp by comparison.

  • Donnacha

    Euugh! Golden Wonder, the pale imitation. Not so much a crisp as a halfway house between the mighty Tayto (or it’s Pub Crisp offshoot) and KP, the nadir of potato-based snack foods. Have a soft spot for Perri as well, though. Walkers I find too bland.

  • Shawn

    I wonder if Ketchup flavoured crisps would catch on in Ireland?

  • esmereldavillalobos

    Of course you can get “Tayto” crisps all across the UK as they make a lot of Tesco’s own label crisps now – just yesterday I was enjoying some Vintage Cheddar and Camerelised Onion flavour, with a picture of the castle on the back of the packet! As for the great north/south crisp debate, there’s only one that tastes great and it’s the one in the yellow packet. I miss “Bikers”, I used to down those tangy wheels by the box! Club Orange, there is no close imitation over here… (*sniff*) I wanna go home!

  • feismother

    Is Cavan Cola a bit like McDaid’s Football Special from Donegal?

    Agree about Club Orange.

  • Kloot

    Is all this “Och shure Tayto make the best crisps” for real?

    Hit and miss really, like a good pint of stout. When its good its good, but when its bad…well bin it.

    Cant beat walkers for the Salt and Vinegar though

  • RepublicanStones

    theres always one !

  • kath

    Cavan Cola I used to love it – I remember it was very sweet. It made me as hyper! Used to pretend it was guinness and I was only 5!

    Tayto crisps have declined in quality since they were bought out by the american company. They’re just not the same. I loved tayto. I even used to travel 50 miles in england to go to a shop to buy tayto. It’s a shame what they did to a fantastic product.

  • Craigavoner

    The secret ingredient in “Cavan cola”?