Jarritos is a popular brand of soft drink in Mexico, founded in 1950 by Don Francisco "El Güero" Hill and now owned by Novamex, a large independent bottling conglomerate based in Guadalajara, property of the Hill & ac. Co, it is distributed in some areas of Mexico by the Pepsi Bottling Group and Cott. Jarritos is made in fruit flavors and is less carbonated than popular soft drinks made in the United States or Canada. Many Jarritos varieties are flavored; the word jarrito means "little jug" in Spanish and refers to the Mexican tradition of drinking water and other drinks in clay pottery jugs. Jarritos comes in 20-ounce glass and plastic as well as 1.5 liter bottles. Jarritos broke with Mexican soft drink standards by offering a larger 400 ml bottle with a coffee-flavored drink. Shortly after launching the first Jarritos in Mexico City, Francisco Hill developed a process to remove tamarind juice extract to create the first tamarind-flavored soft drink in Mexico: Jarritos Tamarindo. Hill followed with Mandarin and Fruit Punch flavors gaining greater market share and becoming the national soft drink of Mexico.
Exports to the United States began in 1989. By 1997, Jarritos became the most popular soft drink in the U. S. among Latino consumers. According to the 2009 edition of the book Mexico Greatest Brands, 6000 bottles of Jarritos are shipped across the border each minute. Jarritos is or was available in fifteen flavors: List of brand name soft drinks products List of soft drink flavors Official website Jarritos Canada
Brisa is a range of soft drinks and distributed by the Empresa de Cervejas da Madeira. It is sold in bars and supermarkets all over the island of Madeira. Brisa Cola Brisa Cola Light Brisa Cola Zero Brisa Água Tónica Brisa Laranja Brisa Limonada Brisa Maçã Brisa Manga Mix Brisa Maracujá 1969 - Brisa is first launched - Laranja, Limonada and Água Tónica flavours 1970 - Brisa Maracujá is first released Empresa de Cervejas da Madeira - Brewery of Madeira website Brisanet.pt
Irn-Bru is a Scottish carbonated soft drink described as "Scotland's other national drink". It is produced in Westfield, North Lanarkshire, by A. G. Barr of Glasgow, since moving out of their Parkhead factory in the mid-2000s. In 2011, Irn Bru closed their factory in Mansfield, making the Westfield plant in Cumbernauld the main location for production. In addition to being sold throughout the United Kingdom, Barr's Irn-Bru is available throughout the world and can be purchased where there is a significant community of people from Scotland. Innovative and sometimes controversial marketing campaigns have kept it as the number one selling soft drink in Scotland, where it competes directly with global brands such as Coca-Cola and Pepsi. Irn-Bru is known for its bright orange colour; as of 1999 it contained 0.002% of ammonium ferric citrate, sugar, 32 flavouring agents including caffeine and quinine, two controversial colourings. On 27 January 2010, A. G. Barr agreed to a Food Standards Agency voluntary ban on these two colourings although no date was set for their replacement.
However, after lobbying by First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond, a proposed restriction of Sunset Yellow to 10 mg was eased to 20 mg in 2011 — the same amount present in Irn Bru. As of May 2017, Irn-Bru still contains these colourings; the first Iron Brew drink was produced by the Maas & Waldstein chemicals company of New York in 1889 under the name IRONBREW. The drink was popular across North America and was copied. A similar beverage was launched in 1898 by London essence firm Stevenson & Howell who supplied soft drinks manufacturers in the UK and colonies. Following this date many local bottlers around the UK began selling their own version of the beverage. Despite the official launch date for Barr's Iron Brew being given as 1901, the firms AG Barr & Co and Robert Barr jointly launched their own Iron Brew drink at least two years earlier, according to a document in the firm's own archives which indicates that the drink was enjoying strong sales by May 1899; the strongman image which Barr's adopted for their bottle labels and advertising had in fact been trademarked by the firm Stevenson & Howell in 1898.
Barr's ordered their labels directly from Stevenson & Howell who sold Barr's many of the individual flavours with which they mixed their own drinks. An advertisement for Barr's Iron Brew dated 1900 featuring the original strongman label can be found in Falkirk's Local History Archives. Barr's trademark application for the brand name Irn-Bru dates from July 1946 when the drink was still off sale because of wartime regulations; the firm first commercialised their drink using this new name in 1948 once government SDI consolidation of the soft drinks industry had ended. The name change followed the introduction of new labelling restrictions which cracked down on spurious health claims and introduced minimum standards for drinks claiming to contain minerals such as iron. However, according to Robert Barr OBE, there was a commercial rationale behind the unusual spelling. "Iron Brew" had come to be understood as a generic product category in the UK, whereas adopting the name "Irn-Bru" allowed the firm to have a protected brand identity that would enable the firm to benefit from the popularity of their wartime "Adventures of Ba-Bru" comic strip advertising.
1980 saw the introduction of Low Calorie Irn-Bru: this was re-launched in 1991 as Diet Irn-Bru and again in 2011 as Irn-Bru Sugar Free. The Irn-Bru 32 energy drink variant was launched in 2006, it has long been the most popular soft drink in Scotland, with Coca-Cola second, but competition between the two brands has brought their sales to equal levels. It is the third best selling soft drink in the UK, after Coca-Cola and Pepsi, outselling high-profile brands such as Fanta, Dr Pepper, Sprite and 7-Up; this success in defending its home market led to ongoing speculation that Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Inc. or its UK brand franchisee Britvic would attempt to buy A. G. Barr. In November 2012 AG Barr and Britvic announced a merger proposal, in July 2013 the merger collapsed when terms could not be agreed. Irn-Bru's advertising slogans used to be'Scotland's other National Drink', referring to whisky, and'Made in Scotland from girders', a reference to the rusty colour of the drink. A limited edition Irn-Bru was released in autumn 2011.
Packaged with a black and orange design, with the signature man icon with an added image of a fire, Fiery Irn-Bru, had a warm, tingly feeling in the mouth once drunk. It featured the traditional Irn-Bru flavour with an aftertaste similar to ginger. Irn-Bru was sold in reusable 750 ml glass bottles which, like other Barr's drinks, were able to be returned to the manufacturer in exchange for a 30 pence deposit paid on purchase; this scheme was available in shops across Scotland and led to the colloquial term for an empty: a "glass cheque". As a result of a 40% drop in returned bottles since the 90s Barr deemed the washing and re-filling process uneconomical, on 1 January 2016 ceased the scheme.2016 saw the introduction the current logo, conveying strength and an industrial feel, a new diet variant IRN-BRU Xtra in different branding to
Slice is a line of fruit-flavored soft drinks manufactured by PepsiCo and introduced in 1984 but discontinued by PepsiCo in the United States in the late 2000s. Slice was reintroduced in the United States and Canada by New Slice Ventures LLC, who acquired the trademark rights in those countries. Slice was reintroduced in India by PepsiCo in 2008 as a Mango-flavoured fruit drink and advertised as Tropicana Slice. Slice was a big success upon release, inspiring other juice-infused drinks based on existing juice brands, such as Coca-Cola's Minute Maid orange soda and Cadbury Schweppes's Sunkist. By May 1987, Slice held 3.2 percent of the soft drink market. One year it had fallen to 2.1 percent and was below 2 percent in June 1988. The original design of the can was a solid color related to the flavor of the drink; these were replaced in 1994 with black cans that featured colorful bursts related to the flavor of the drink, along with slicker graphics. In 1997, the cans became blue with color-coordinated swirls.
The original orange flavor was reformulated around this time with the new slogan, "It's orange, only twisted." In the summer of 2000, lemon-lime Slice was replaced in most markets by Sierra Mist, which became a national brand in 2003. The rest of the Slice line was replaced in most markets by Tropicana Twister Soda in the summer of 2005. In early 2006, Pepsi resurrected the Slice name for a new line of diet soda called Slice ONE. Marketed at Wal-Mart stores, Slice ONE was available in orange and berry flavors, all sweetened with Splenda; as of 2009, Slice was available from Wal-Mart Stores. Slice was launched in India in 1993 as a mango flavored drink and went on to become a leading player in the category. In India,'Slice Mango' is promoted by Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif. Slice mango is available in Pakistan. Slice was discontinued by PepsiCo at an unknown date in the United States between the late 2000s to early or mid 2010’s, no longer being on PepsiCo’s “Product Locator” website. By 2018, New Slice Ventures LLC had acquired the Slice trademark portfolio in the United States and Canada, was working with Revolution Brands, Dormitus Brands and Spiral Sun Ventures, to re-launch a lower-sugar, lower-calorie beverage sweetened only with USDA-certified organic fruit juice.
In December 2018, New Slice Ventures announced that its new Slice-branded products had become available for wholesale pre-order in four flavors: Raspberry & Grapefruit, Mango & Pineapple and Apple & Cranberry. Until 1994, the drink contained 10% fruit juice. Apple Slice Cherry Cola Slice Cherry-Lime Slice Dr Slice Fruit punch Slice Grape Slice Lemon-lime Slice Mandarin orange Slice Mango Slice Passionfruit Slice Peach Slice Pineapple Slice Pink Lemonade Slice Red Slice Strawberry SliceIn 2018, New Slice Ventures listed four new flavors as available on its website: Raspberry & Grapefruit Slice Blackberry Slice Mango & Pineapple Slice Cranberry & Apple Slice Orange Slice commercial - A 1997 commercial marketing the reformulated Slice. Photos of Slice cans Press Release- Press Release Announcing New Slice Products
Fresca is a diet grapefruit citrus soft drink made by The Coca-Cola Company. Borrowing the word Fresca from Spanish, it was first introduced in the United States in 1966. Since introduction in 1966, Fresca has been marketed in the United States as a calorie-free and grapefruit-flavored soft drink. Fresca has undergone several major ingredient changes since its introduction, it was sweetened with cyclamates, which were banned by the FDA in 1969, replaced with saccharin. That was replaced by NutraSweet-brand aspartame. Around the time of the 2005 redesign, acesulfame potassium was added as a secondary sweetener. In Latin America, Coca-Cola markets a sugar sweetened version of Fresca. In 1997, The Coca-Cola Company responded to requests for this product from immigrant communities by launching it throughout the U. S. as Citra. This was a success but is instead sold as the Citrus flavor in Coca-Cola's Fanta line in areas with large Hispanic populations. In Colombia and Argentina sweetened Fresca is called Quatro and marketed using Fresca's colors and logos.
Fresca was made available in South Africa during the early 1990s with a series of colorful ads featuring British-Nigerian actor Hakeem Kae-Kazim with the slogan, "Nothing tastes like Fresca." The soft drink developed a cult following. Fresca packaging has been redesigned several times, although advertising continues to emphasize sophistication. In 2005, Coca-Cola gave Fresca a more contemporary look, Fresca's first makeover since 1995. During this redesign, two new flavors were introduced and the original grapefruit flavor was renamed Sparkling Citrus. "Sparkling" was dropped and the original flavor was renamed Original Citrus. Several additional flavors have been added to the line-up since 2005, although those do not seem to have survived. Coca-Cola announced revamped packaging again in 2018 along with a new marketing campaign targeted towards Millenials - the first Fresca advertising since 2008 - with the stated intention of "reeling in a new generation of drinkers unfamiliar with the brand".
According to Coca-Cola, the following flavors of Fresca are marketed today: Original Citrus Black Cherry Peach Citrus Algeria Argentina Belize Brazil Bulgaria Canada Chile Colombia Costa Rica El Salvador Honduras Iceland India Japan Mexico Nicaragua Panama Peru Philippines South Africa United States North America: Carbonated water Citric acid Concentrated grapefruit juice Potassium citrate Potassium benzoate and EDTA Aspartame Acesulfame potassium Acacia Natural flavors Glycerol ester of wood rosin Carob bean gumNorth America: Carbonated water Sugar Concentrated pink grapefruit juice Essential grapefruit oil Potassium citrate Potassium benzoate and EDTA U. S. President Lyndon B. Johnson, who loved the beverage, had control boxes installed in his White House offices; the control boxes were equipped with two buzzers to page his secretary and Chief of Staff, two buttons to page the military valet, stationed in a small office next to the Oval Office. The valet would bring him either a Fresca soft drink or coffee, depending on which button the President pushed.
Fresca was the favorite beverage of American actor John Hillerman, best known for his role as Higgins in the television series ‘’Magnum, P. I.’’ In paying tribute after the actor's passing, co-star Tom Selleck mentioned that his off-screen image of Hillerman was of the actor sitting in a director’s chair with a cigarette in a long cigarette holder, drinking a Fresca. Mountain Dew White Out Grapefruit–drug interactions Official Fresca product website
Ramune is a type of carbonated soft drink created and sold in Japan, introduced in Kobe by Alexander Cameron Sim. The brand name comes from a wasei-eigo of the word lemonade. Ramune is known for the distinctive design of its bottle called Codd-neck bottles after the inventor, Hiram Codd, they are sealed with a marble. To open the bottle, a plastic device used to push the marble inward is provided; the marble is pushed inside the neck of the bottle. Therefore, the drinks are sometimes called "marble soda" outside Japan. While the Codd-neck bottle was once used for carbonated drinks, today Ramune, along with Banta, is one of its few users. People trying Ramune for the first time sometimes find it difficult to drink, as it takes practice to learn to stop the marble from blocking the flow. In one version of the bottle introduced in 2006, little slots were added to the cap where the marble was held; this prevented the flow from obstruction. Ramune is available in plastic PET bottles and cans. Ramune is one of the modern symbols of summer in Japan and is consumed during warm festival days and nights.
Empty bottles are collected for recycling at stalls where it is sold. The original ramune flavor is lemon-lime. Including Original, there have been at least 37 flavors of ramune: Banana, Blue Hawaii, Bubble Gum, Champagne, Chili oil, Coconut, Corn Potage, Cream Stew, Disco Dance, Ginseng, Green Apple, Green Tea, Kiwi, Lychee, Melon, Mystery, Orange, Pineapple, Pomelo, Root Beer, Strawberry, Takoyaki, Vanilla, Wasabi and Yuzu. Sangaria Calpis List of soft drinks by country Pocari Sweat Oronamin C Drink Banta
Crush (soft drink)
Crush is a brand of carbonated soft drinks owned and marketed internationally by Keurig Dr Pepper created as an orange soda. Crush competes with Coca-Cola's Fanta, it was created in 1911 by extract chemist Neil C. Ward. Most flavors of Crush are caffeine-free. In 1911, Clayton J. Howel and founder of the Orange Crush Company, partnered with Neil C. Ward and incorporated the company. Ward made the recipe for Orange Crush. Howel was not new to the soft drink business. Soft drinks of the time carried the surname of the inventor along with the product name. Howel sold the rights to use his name in conjunction with his first brand. Orange Crush included orange pulp in the bottles, giving it a "fresh squeezed" illusion though the pulp was added rather than remaining from squeezed oranges. Pulp has not been in the bottles for decades. Crush was purchased by Procter & Gamble in 1980. Procter & Gamble only manufactured "bottler's base,", a concentrate consisting of flavor and color. 1 milliliter of bottler's base was combined with syrup and carbonated water to create a 12-ounce bottle of Crush.
In 1989, Cadbury Schweppes acquired Crush USA from Gamble Co.. Cadbury Schweppes spun off its United States beverage business as Keurig Dr Pepper in 2008; the Crush brand and trademark are owned by Keurig Dr Pepper of Plano, Texas. Crush is popular in Canada, where it is distributed by subsidiary Canada Dry Motts, it is distributed by the biggest being the Pepsi Bottling Group Canada. Other countries where Crush is sold are Argentina, Chile, Lebanon, Panama, Syria, Uruguay and at one time Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Bolivia. In Chile, Crush is distributed by Compañía de Cervecerías Unidas since the 1940's. In contrast, in some countries of Latin America the Crush brand is distributed by The Coca-Cola Company, using the same colors and bottles as Fanta. Several flavors are available at most stores throughout North America. Pineapple Crush and Birch Beer Crush, for instance, are found in both can and single serving bottle in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador and in Fort McMurray, Alberta.
From 2009, changes in bottling rights allowed many of these regional flavors to be distributed by the Pepsi Bottling Group in a majority of their territory in the United States, for PepsiAmerica to distribute Crush in most of its territory. Crush Apple Crush Banana Crush Berry Blast Crush Berry Punch Crush Berry Pomegranate Crush Birch Beer Crush Blue Raspberry Crush Bubblegum Crush Cherry Crush Chocolate Crush Cola Crush Cream Soda.