The Legend of VIVI KOLA
Back in the 1930s, the directors of the mineral spring in Eglisau sent their employees
on a quest to Cameroon, the land of kola nuts, to find this mysterious fruit and bring it back to Switzerland.
We can’t say for sure how much of this is true. But what we do know is that in 1937,
this bitter, caffeine-rich nut popped up in Eglisau and in 1938 Vivi Kola was introduced to the Swiss public.
Here’s the story from 1938 – 2019, in a nutshell: