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Carbonated soft drinks have a very long history. The first soft drink or carbonated beverage was marketed in the 17th century. Carbonated drinks hit the market with a great impact because these fruity fizzy drinks give us a cool refreshing break from the unrelenting heat whenever needed. Now the production of soft drinks became a big industry.
Below is a list of the top 10 bestselling soft drink brands in the world in 2018.
10. Diet Dr Pepper
This one has been one of the oldest soft drinks in the United States of America. The brand was founded by Charles Alderton in Waco, Texas around the 1880’s. Diet Dr Pepper was introduced to the public in the year 1962 and was named as “Sugar Free Dr. Pepper”. In the year 2006, it was ranked as 10th bestselling soft drink.
Fanta is a fruit-flavoured carbonated soft drink, marketed by the giant company Coca-Cola. It is one of the best known soft drinks around the world. It was developed in Germany in 1941 when they found it difficult to import the famous coca cola syrup due to a trade embargo. It is one of the most loved orange soft drink among kids and adults alike. Fanta has over 100 plus flavours around the world. The orange flavour is the best known. Orange, pineapple, grape and strawberry are most popular flavours in the United States.
8. Diet Mountain Dew
Diet Mountain Dew owned as well as manufactured by PepsiCo. Two bottlers of beverages Ally Hartman and Barney created original Mountain Dew recipe in 1940 in Tennessee. The Diet Mountain Dew or Sugar Free Mountain Dew was issued to the consumers in 1988. Other variants of this drink are Voltage, Ultra violet and Code red.
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7. Diet Pepsi
This drink contains no sugar and produced by PepsiCo Company. It came to market in 1964 and became the first diet cola to be distributed throughout the United States. It is known as Pepsi Light or Pepsi Diet in and around Europe and has acquired a variety of names based on the continent. Some of these flavours are lemon, wild cherry, vanilla and many others.
Manufactured and produced by the Coca Cola Company, Sprite has become a beloved soft drink worldwide. It is a colorless drink with a combination of Lemon and Lime flavours. Coca-Cola introduced Sprite to the public to compete against the PepsiCo 7Up. Sprite has many variations including Sprite Zero, Sprite Remix Ice, Sprite Super Lemon and Sprite Super Chilled. The bottle of sprite is transparent green, with a green and blue label.
5. Dr. Pepper
The Dr. Pepper soft drink was introduced in 1885 and commercially sold in the United States in the year 1904. They first introduced it as a tonic for the brain an energy drink. Besides the drink, Dr Pepper Company has also come up with quite a number of products which are produced by various different companies. Examples of these are Dr Pepper jelly beans, Dr Pepper Cherry Desert Topping, Dr. Pepper lip balm and many others. Dr. Pepper has over 23 different flavours.
4. Mountain Dew
MTN Dew or Mountain Dew is a citrus flavoured soft drink made by PepsiCo. It was introduced by Barney and Ally Hartman in 1940, when they presented the brand to the coca cola company to buy but the offer was turned down, then the brand was officially acquired by PepsiCo in 1964. The drink has 30 plus flavours. Taco Bell took distribution rights for their unique flavour called “Mountain Dew Baja Blast” in 2004. The soft drinks brand also the sponsors for the “X-Games” since 1990.
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It was originally named Brad’s Drink in 1893. It was developed by Caleb Bradham. He was a pharmacist that worked and lived in New Bern, North Carolina. The drink’s name has been shortened from Pepsi-Cola to Pepsi in 1961. The Coca Cola Company offered to purchase PepsiCo but was declined by the company. Since then the drink has gained popularity many flavours have come to market today. Now, they have over fifty flavours and are distributed to all parts of the world.
2. Diet Coke
Diet Coke or Coca-Cola Light was first introduced in 1982 by The Coca Cola Company. The soft drink is known as the first brand under the Coca-Cola Trademark. It is second best sold soft drink in the world and has gained its customers confidence. It has over twelve variants like Diet Coke with Lemon, Diet Cherry Coke, Diet Raspberry Coke, Diet Vanilla Coke and many more.
1. Coca Cola Classic
A pharmacist from America John Pemberton invented the drink Coca Cola in the 19th century as a drug to cure diseases in Columbus, Georgia. Coca cola is owned and manufactured by The Coca Cola Company. It was registered in the United States under the Coca-Cola Company in 1944. Coca Cola is simply referred to as “Coke”. When Coca Cola celebrated its 50 anniversary, the drink was regarded as the icon of the country. Coca Cola Orange, Coca Cola Vanilla, Vanilla Coke, Coca Cola Raspberry, Coca Cola Cherry and Coca Cola with Lemon are the most famous flavours of the brand.
This above is the list of the top 10 bestselling soft drink brands in the world 2018. They have satisfied the people’s needs of quenching their thirst ever since they were introduced in the market. Which one is your favorite? Comment below in comment box.