Soft drinks or more commonly called cold drinks have become a crucial part of the diet of the Indians. Within the historical few years the demand for soft drinks has grown severely mainly due to the hot and humid climatic conditions as well as the original of different food joints. It is said that the soft drink industry is growing at a quick rate and they have been reaping huge amount of profit.
The following is the list of the ten most widespread soft drink brands according to taste:
Virtually everyone will agree that coca cola tastes the best when it comes to soft drinks. This is the largest selling brand in India. Other that the original coca cola flavor, the company was presented several other varieties such as Diet coke, Coca-Cola zero. Coca cola is the perfect cold drink that goes well with all types of junk food extending from samosa to pizza.
Not only fizzy drinks but the company also has likes of mineral waters like Kinley. With the drink loved across 200 countries, the brand is looking onward to lessening the sugar content in the drinks.
The principal competitor of Coca-Cola, Pepsi has a distinct taste of its own. This fizzy drink is loved by all. This drink is brought by PepsiCo which is an international company and has been making huge incomes since its launch. Pepsi is stated to have a market share of 30.8%
This clear sparkly drink has won the hearts of many due to its lemony taste that is seamless after a heavy meal. A chilled crystal of sprite is the ideal thirst quencher and can be had at any point of time during the day. Though it faces heavy competition from 7UP, sprite has been able to capture the soft drink market positively. Sprite overtook Pepsi in 2009 as the second most popular drink in terms of eating. It became the top brand in 2013 when it exceeded Thums Up with 15.6 percent of the soft drink market share.
4. Thums Up
Although it looks similar to Pepsi and Coca-Cola in color but it has slightly dissimilar taste. This originated into the market in the year 1977 and later on owned by Coca-Cola, it is one of the most trusted brands. Its fizzy and powerful carbonated flavor is its striking feature. Thums Up always controlled the Indian market until 2013 when Sprite took over this huge. But still, it is considered as one of the most noticeable brands among the younger generation of India.
This lime and lemony soft drink is the favorite of many. Limca does not contain any fruit and it is artificially seasoned. This can give instant pleasure upon the first gulp itself. This can be expended along with any meal or even after a heavy meal to accelerate the digestion. If we for a moment look at the fizzy drinks that feature in Lime and Lemon segment, then positively Limca wins it with its popularity and market shares.
Fanta, a product by Coco-Cola was presented to the Indian market in the year 1993 and since then it has been precious by the people. The tasty orange flavor combined with carbonated water is ideal to be expended any time and goes well with all junk food. Other than the typical orange there are other flavors of this brand such as the Fanta Grape and Fanta Apple. Recently a sugar free variety was tossed for the health conscious people. Fanta faces tough opposition from Mirinda and some of the powdered soft drinks like Raasna and Tang.
7. Mountain Dew
This well-known American drink is loved by the people of India as well. This is mainly because of the interesting taste of the drink which is quite similar to Sprite and 7 UP. It varies in its colour and has more gorgeous packaging. The citrus aftertaste of the drink is said to have a stimulating effect on the consumer. There are other variants of Dew such as caffeine free Dew, Mountain Dew red and Cherry Dew which are accessible only in some parts of the country.
The only non-carbonated drink in the list, Slice is a mango flavored drink produced by PepsiCo. This drink is valued by those who like the taste of mango and also those who do not like the fizz of Carbonated water. However, Slice faces tough opposition from Maaza which is a product of Coca-Cola and Frooti which is a product of Parle Agro. Moreover, the drinks that are available in processed form like Raasna, Lipton and Tang compete with this drink.
9. 7 UP
This refreshing drink has a lemon flavor and has a sparkly look. 7 Up promptly energizes and drives away all that laziness and laziness. Two other widespread drinks under the same brand are Nimbooz Masala Soda and Revive. These have been recently presented in the market and are fast becoming popular. Revive, as the name advises is similar to an energy drink that contains electrolytes and vitamins. Nimbooz masala soda tastes like spiced up lime water and all these drinks are seamless for satisfying one’s thirst in the hot weather. No hesitation after Sprite, 7 up is the most liked lemon fizzy drink nationwide.
A Global company named Pepsi Co entered the Indian soft drink market in the year 1989 and Miranda is one of the products of this company. The tangy and juicy taste of orange along with the fizz of carbonated water is the monitor thirst quencher in the hot weather. Other than the classic orange flavor, there are two other flavors – orange mango, which is the mixture of orange, and mango flavors and the orange masala which according to some tastes even better than the typical orange.