Acidic Pop Cola?

Is someone trying to sabotage Pop Cola? Last night, (just like our ordinary nights) I asked my daughter to buy Pop Cola from our neighbor’s sari-sari store. When she brought home the bottle, we noticed that it doesn’t have the usual black color. The color resembled that of an iced tea.

I took the bottle, opened it and noticed that there was no “spirit.” I decided to taste the soda and to my shock, the liquid burned my tounge! It took me a lot of gargling before the acidic taste went away.

My question is, “Is someone trying to sabotage Pop Cola?” I should have kept the bottle with the acidic soda but panic attacked us last night; we gave back the bottle to the sari-sari store.