Zam Zam Cola
|Manufacturer||Zam Zam Company|
|Country of origin||Iran|
|Variants||the strange and unusual|
|Related products||Mecca-Cola, Qibla Cola, Eram Cola, Parsi Cola, Cola Turka, Coca-cola|
It is particularly popular in parts of the Muslim world, having gained a status there as a Muslim alternative to American products such as Coca-Cola and Pepsi. Zam Zam is also one of the few remaining soda companies in Iran that uses refillable glass bottles.
The director of the Zam Zam Cola Company is Ahmad-Haddad Moghaddam. The Zam Zam Cola Company is owned by the Bonyad-e Mostazafen va Janbazan, the Foundation for the Oppressed and Disabled, the largest of Iran's powerful Bonyads.
The headquarters of Zam Zam are in Tehran, Iran. The bottling facility in Tehran is a popular attraction where people can see the drink being bottled. Due to the bottling facility's proximity to Mehrebad airport tourists often stop to look.
The production was at first a single production line, and now it owns seventeen beverage plants in Iran as well as several international companies, which produce and distribute Zam Zam products under its licence. The Zam Zam company has developed the most well equipped beverage concentrate plant in the Middle East. Zam Zam Iran Co has had significant presence in domestic and international markets,and produces over one hundred diverse products including Cola, Lemon, Orange, Lemonade, Mango, Mineral Water, non-alcoholic malt beverage etc. Zam Zam is also available in the United Arab Emirates and other surrounding nations.
- Islamic cola 'selling well in Saudi' BBC News - August 21, 2002
- Zam Zam Cola website
- Zam Zam Foods North America Inc, distributors in the United States and Canada.
- "Cola wars as Islam shuns the real thing", article from The Times, October 11, 2002.
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