The first carbonated soft drink was first marketed in the 17th century and it was made from lemon juice mixed with water and sweetened with honey. English chemist Joseph Priestly is the one, in the 18th century, who came up with the carbonated water, which saw the revolution of the soft drinks. The top world soft drink companies include Coca-cola, Nestle, Pepsi Co, Dr. Pepper, Suntory, Kirin, Danone, Master Kong, Red bull, and Asahi.
From this great company, we get the top 10 best soft drink brands in the world:
10. Diet Dr. Pepper By Dr. Pepper/Snapple
It is one of the variants of the soft drink world which is normally dubbed as the world’s oldest soft drink and a major one in the USA. It has been around since the 1880 s but came out on the market in 1962 with the brand name “Sugar-Free Dr. Pepper”. It is one of the best-selling soft drinks in the world which costs $24.48 for a 12 Oz of 12 cans.
9. Fanta By Coca-Cola
It is a carbonated drink, which is fruit flavored and manufactured by the Coca-Cola Company. It was first developed in Germany in the 1940s when it became difficult to import Coca-Cola syrup due to the trade embargo. It has over 100 flavors found all over the world, but some are only available in specific regions. Main flavors in the USA include grape, orange, strawberry, and pineapple. A pack of 12, 12 Oz cans costs $19.45.
8. Diet Mountain Dew by PepsiCo
Though some people do not appreciate the color of this soft drink, there is no denying that it is one of the best-selling soft drink in the world and occupies 9% of the total market share. The beverage was originally created by two Tennessee beverage bottlers Ally Hartman and Barney in the year 1940. In 1988, the Sugar-Free Mountain Dew, as it was originally referred to, was introduced in the market as a caffeinated citrus-flavored the soft drink. It costs $16.85 for the 12 Oz – 12 pack.
7. Dr. Pepper by Dr. Pepper/Snapple
Dr. Pepper is an American company which has its headquarter in Plano, Texas. Though the brand is not a world popular, it is very Popular in the United States of America and also some parts of the world. It was introduced in 1885 and later on becoming commercially available in the USA in 1904. It has over 23 flavors. It costs $32.40 for a 12 Oz – 36 cans.
6. Mountain Dew By PepsiCo
Pepsi Co used some great marketing strategy to make Mountain Dew hit the world market. It is amongst the top 10 most valuable soft drinks in the world. It has over 30 different types of flavors. In 2004, America’s Taco Bell sealed a deal to make it be the exclusive distributor to carry Mountain Dew Baja Blast rights. This soft drink has been sponsoring X-games athletes since 1990s, which include skateboarders Paul Rodriguez Jr and Eli Reed, and snowboarder Danny Davis. It costs $0.05 per FL Oz.
5. Pepsi By Pepsi Co
It was introduced to the public in 1893. It is a soft drink, which was first developed in New Bern, North Carolina by Caleb Brad ham, a pharmacist. Currently, it is one of the best soft drinks, which is enjoyed all over the world. Pepsi has more than 50 major brands which are at times released in limited editions in some countries. Coca-Cola wanted to purchase it, but Pepsi Co refused. Since then, they are bitter rivals in the beverage industry. It costs $26.75 for 7.5 FL OZ mini cans, 24 packs.
4. Diet Pepsi By PepsiCo
It is a no sugar variant of Pepsi, which was introduced in the market in 1964 and became the first diet cola to be distributed in Europe and the United States of America. It has different flavors, which include wild cherry, vanilla, lime, lemon, and caffeine free diet Pepsi. It costs $30.06 for 36/12oz cans.
3. Sprite By Coca-Cola
It is a colorless lemon-flavored soft drink, which is manufactured and produced by Coca-Cola Company. It was introduced in the market against the Pepsi Co’s 7Up. The sprite has variations such as super lemon, super chilled, zero, ice and remix. It costs $0.03 per FL Oz.
2. Diet Coke by Coca-Cola
President Obama’s favorite drink is Diet Coke and this must be the reason behind it making to the top 10 best soft drinks in the world. In the market share, it is 3rd biggest. It was first introduced in the market by the Coca-Cola Company in 1982. It has 12 variants which include diet raspberry, diet cherry, diet vanilla coke, diet coke with lemon just to mention but a few. It costs $4.68 for fridge pack cans, 12 counts, 12 FL Oz.
1. Coca-Cola Classic by Coca-Cola
It was initially introduced as a patent medicine, but became registered as a trademark “Coke” by the Coca-Cola Company in the United States of America. During its 50th anniversary celebrations in the USA, it became a national icon. It is available the world over in various flavors. It costs $10.01 for 12-ounce cans, 24 cans pack.
Whatever the brand you decide on, this is the top 10 best soft drink brands in the world.