The joy of all of the children of Spain is available through La Tienda! Since I did not spend my childhood in Spain, I must admit that I cannot sing the Cola Cao song by heart - but I am working on it! If you were born in Spain, as are many in the La Tienda community, I bet you are humming the song right now.
This is the same recipe of Cola Cao that is sold in Spain. Each of the extra large jars makes about 24 servings.
Cola Cao appeared in the Spanish marketplace in 1946, but its popularity grew fast in 1950 when the manufacturer introduced a radio soap opera commercial which featured a catchy tune. From that moment on sales exploded until now 100 million pounds of Cola Cao are produced annually --- more than a kilo of Cola per Spaniard each year! Cola Cao is no longer a food product, it has become part of what is the culture of Spain -- much as are Maria cookies and the black Osborne bull that stands on hilltops throughout the country. Cola Cao is an integral part of the Spanish way of life.