|Type||Subsidiary Asahi Breweries|
|Products||Pepsi, Sunkist, Mountain Dew, Monster Energy, Gatorade, Cottee’s Cordial, Spring Valley Beverages, Pop Tops, Cool Ridge, Frantelle, P&N Beverages|
Schweppes Australia is an iconic soft drink brand. Schweppes Australia was acquired by Asahi Breweries in 2009. Formerly running as the beverages business of Cadbury Schweppes, Schweppes Australia Pty Ltd was separated on 27 February 2009. In April 2009, Schweppes Australia was acquired by Asahi Breweries.
Schweppes Australia is a licensed distributor of Pepsi, Sunkist, Mountain Dew, Monster Energy and Gatorade. They also produce many other popular household brands such as Cottee’s Cordial, Spring Valley Beverages, Pop Tops and Cool Ridge & Frantelle spring water. The group also produce softdrink, and juices under the P&N Beverages brand (P&N was originally founded in July 1990 by ex-Coca-Cola executive Peter Brooks and sold to Asahi in 2011 Sale details.)
Two more popular Schweppes Australia soft drinks are Passiona and Solo.
Its branded equivalent by Kirks is known as Pasito.
|Country of origin||Australia|
Solo Low CarbSolo Gaurana
|Nutritional value per 1 can (375 mL)|
|Energy||788 kJ (188 kcal)|
|Percentages are roughly approximated using US recommendations for adults.|
Solo was launched in Australia in 1973 as the ready to drink version of traditional 'pub squash'. It is positioned as a very masculine drink and has had many television commercials that play to its overtly male image, the latest being "Game On" since joining the Football Federation of Australia, which has been highly successful in. There are 6 variants of Solo: Original Lemon, Lemon & Lime, Solo Sub (no added sugar), Solo Guarana, Solo Low carb and Solo Strong. It is the market leader of lemon soft drinks in Australia and grew by over 30% in 2007.
Cadbury Schweppes once made an energy drink in the U.S. called Coolah Energy that referred to the Australian Solo as its inspiration. It used the tagline "Energy from Down Under". It listed boronia as an ingredient, a citrus plant in Australia known more worldwide for use in floral arrangements than its fruit. Cadbury Schweppes has discontinued the Coolah Energy drink.
In 2012 the iconic Solo man character from the 1970s, 1980s and early 1990s was revived by the advertising agency BMF as part of a new Solo advertising campaign.
- "Cadbury in Australia". Cadbury.com.au. Retrieved 2010-12-21.
- 'Passion Fruit Culture', The Brisbane Courier newspaper, 17 September 1925
- 'A New Beverage. Advent of Passiona', the Brisbane Courier newspaper, 21 January 1927
- Bill Clarkson (1997) The Pioneers, Chapter One, pg 4, Australian Soft Drink History, www.ozbevnet.com
- Solo | Game On
- FoodBev.com | Schweppes launches Solo Strong in Australia
- Swenson Funnies Online | Coolah Energy Drink review
- EnOrgy: Coolah Energy | Energy from Down Under
- Aussie Food Shop: Australian Drinks | SCHWEPPES 1.25L Solo SELECTION
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