There’s nothing that can beat the cold bubbly fizz of a newly opened soda in a can on a very hot summer day. Flavored sodas have been in the market for centuries, but its popularity never really faded after all these years. In fact, there are even more varieties and flavors for people with unique taste.
Currently, there are 40 common soda flavors all around the world. As expected, cola tops the list, but there is a lot of variety that some flavors are not included. The sugary beverage is a hit to most of the people at any age and any gender all around the world. Who would’ve thought that these drinks were originally used as medicine?
Flavored syrup is added to a lot of sodas to make old-time favorite drinks. Monin Canada is currently offering classic flavored syrups to make amazing cocktails, mocktails, and other great flavors of drinks. If you are looking for a certain flavor of syrup, Monin Canada probably has what you are looking for.
History Of Flavored Sodas
Although not as old as liquors, soda is that one drink that has been competing with liquors in the past centuries. But the discovery of sodas has something to do with liquors. Joseph Priestly’s curiosity introduced the concept of carbonated drinks. By hanging a bowl of water over a tub of fermenting beer, the water was infused with Co2, which ultimately made sparkling water. For a long time, the sparkling water has been thought to cure diseases. That’s why you can see soda being sold in pharmacies as a medicine during the old times.
In 1819, the first soda machine was patented. Someone who operates the machine behind the counter was called a soda jerk. After a few decades, soda jerks would sell root beers in the public and was flavored with more herbs, berries, and roots than any other recipes we have today. Cola flavor was first sold in 1881, which Dr. Pepper later adapted. Coca-Cola would soon join the market with its own cocaine-induced mix which was made by John Pemberton, although the company will remove the cocaine in the 1920s. With the growth of Coca-Cola and other soda manufacturers, the soda train will take off all around the world after a few years.
Origins Of The Ten Most Popular Brands
Coca-Cola is definitely the most popular soda brand right now, with cola being the most popular soda flavor. The brand is celebrated around the world, with the brand being recognized by 94% of the world’s population. It was made by American pharmacist John Pemberton.
Pepsi was first known as “Brad’s Drink.” However, it was not made by Brad. It was made by Caleb Bradham who sold it in drugstores in 1893. Bradham’s formula was a success and he was able to sell 7,968 gallons of syrup. He renamed his drink Pepsi-Cola in 1898 after the word dyspepsia and kola nuts. Like Coke, Pepsi originated in the US.
Mountain Dew’s original formula was originally from Tennessee. It was formulated by Barney and Ally Harman in 1940 and revised by Bill Bridgforth. Bill Jones from the Tip Corporation refined the formula which is what we know today.
Sprite was first developed in Germany as the Fanta Klare Zitrone but rebranded as Sprite when it was introduced to the United States. Sprite Zero will soon follow the original Sprite. There are different varieties such as Sprite Tropical, Sprite Cherry, and Sprite Cucumber.
Dr Pepper was made by Charles Alderton in 1885 in Waco, Texas. It is manufactured by Keurig Dr Pepper in the United States, The Coca-Cola Company in Europe, and PepsiCo in Canada and Oceana. The brand officially added additional flavors in the 2000s.
Old Time Classic Flavor Favorites
There are a lot of classics that used to be loved by the public during the days of fountain sodas. Most of these are nonexistent these days, but there are some who are still operating, albeit with limited supply.
Veep Lemon Light
Veep was very popular in 1964 and was produced by Coca-Cola New York. However, Coca-Cola Bottling, who produced Sprite at that time, sued Coca-Cola New York for the similarity of Sprite and Veep.
Hires Root Beer
Hires Root Beer is one of the longest manufactured sodas in the market. The soda, Hires, is now not available to the public and was replaced by Mug Root Beer. However, there is an alcoholic version which is being offered by Canada Dry Motts.
RC Cola is still being produced today, but its popularity in the US has waned except in the south. It’s more popular in countries such as Estonia, Thailand, Iceland, and in the Philippines.