Aquarius (beverage)

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Aquarius
Aquarius (Coca-Cola).svg
TypeSports drink
Functional water
Juice (Latin America)
ManufacturerThe Coca-Cola Company
Country of originJapan
Introduced1983; 36 years ago (1983)
Related productsPowerade, Gatorade.

Aquarius is a beverage manufactured by The Coca-Cola Company. It originated in 1978[citation needed], and was first introduced in 1983 in Japan as a grapefruit-flavored sports drink,[1] as a response to a competitor's brand of sports drink called Pocari Sweat. It was introduced to Spain and Portugal in 1991, and it was the official drink of the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, and 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro; Aquarius will also be the official drink of the 2020 Summer Olympics.[2][3] The brand has been heavily marketed by giving away free samples in sporting events.[4]

Currently, it is marketed in Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Indonesia, Luxembourg, Macau, Morocco, Netherlands, Peru, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand and the United Kingdom[5] and the majority of its consumers are non-athletes.[3] Aquarius is available in the following flavors: Citrus Blend, Grapefruit, Lemon, Orange, Watermelon, Red Peach, Blueberry and Tropical.[5] The availability of these flavors changes from country to country.

In Malaysia, Maldives and Brazil, bottled water is also available under the Aquarius brand.[5]

Aquarius worldwide[edit]

Aquarius Bottle.jpg

Argentina[edit]

In Argentina, is also available under the brand of "Aquarius by Cepita". Cepita is a local juice based-product company owned by Coca-Cola.

  • Aquarius Pera (Pear flavored)
  • Aquarius Manzana (Apple flavored)
  • Aquarius Pomelo (Grapefruit flavored)
  • Aquarius Uva (Grape flavored)
  • Aquarius Naranja (Orange flavored)
  • Aquarius Pomelo Rosado (Pink Grapefruit flavored)
  • Aquarius Limonada (Lemonade flavored)

Belgium[edit]

  • Aquarius Red Peach
  • Aquarius Lemon
  • Aquarius Orange
  • Aquarius Green Splash
  • Aquarius Isotonic Blue Ice
  • Aquarius Isotonic Cherry

Brazil[edit]

  • Aquarius Fresh

Chile[edit]

In Chile, it is also available under the brand of "Aquarius by Andina".

  • Aquarius Pera (Pear flavored)
  • Aquarius Manzana (Apple flavored)
  • Aquarius Uva (Grape flavored)
  • Aquarius Piña (Pineapple flavored)
  • Aquarius Limón (Lemon flavored)
  • Aquarius Durazno (Peach flavored)

China[edit]

In China,it is sold under the brand of "Shuidongle" (Chinese: 水动乐) because Shanghai Maling Aquarius Co., Ltd.(Chinese: 上海梅林正广和股份有限公司), a subsidiary of Bright Food owns the trademark "Aquarius" in China.[6]

  • Aquarius (Grapefruit flavored)
  • Aquarius (Lemon flavored)
  • Aquarius (Orange flavored)
  • Aquarius (Peach flavored)

France[edit]

  • Aquarius Lemon (With Zinc)
  • Aquarius Lime (With Magnesium)

Germany[edit]

  • Aquarius Lemon (With Zinc)
  • Aquarius Lime (With Magnesium)

Hong Kong and Macau[edit]

  • Aquarius
  • Aquarius Sparkling
  • Aquarius Vitamin
  • Aquarius Zero
  • Water+ by Aquarius

Iceland[edit]

  • Aquarius (Sítrónu-lime)

Indonesia[edit]

  • Aquarius

Japan[edit]

  • Aquarius[7]
  • Aquarius Active Diet (Citrus Blend flavored)
  • Aquarius Freestyle
  • Aquarius Oasis
  • Aquarius Real-Pro
  • Aquarius Vitamin Guard
  • Aquarius Sharp Charge
  • Aquarius Zero
  • Aquarius Water

Morocco[edit]

  • Aquarius (Lemon flavored)
  • Aquarius Istonic Cherry

Netherlands[edit]

  • Aquarius Lemon (With Zinc)
  • Aquarius Lime (With Magnesium)
  • Aquarius Isotonic Blue Ice
  • Aquarius Lemon
  • Aquarius Orange
  • Aquarius Isotonic Cherry

Perú[edit]

In Peru, "Aquarius Frugos" is sold nationwide in 500 ml plastic bottles.

  • Aquarius Pera (Pear flavored)
  • Aquarius Manzana (Apple flavored)
  • Aquarius Piña (Pineapple flavored)
  • Aquarius Naranja (Orange flavored)

Portugal[edit]

  • Aquarius (Lemon flavored)
  • Aquarius Laranja (Orange flavored)

Spain[edit]

  • Aquarius (Lemon flavored)
  • Aquarius Naranja (Orange flavored)
  • Aquarius Zero (Sugarless, Lemon flavored, previously known as Aquarius Libre)
  • Aquarius Zero Naranja (Sugarless, Orange flavored, previously known as Aquarius Libre Naranja)
  • Aquarius Lima-limón (With Zinc, B3 vitamin and baobab extract, Lemon-Lime flavored)
  • Aquarius Tropical (With Zinc, B3 vitamin and baobab extract, Tropical flavored)
  • Aquarius Raygo (With Maca and Ginseng, Pomegranate and Mango flavored)
  • Aquarius Raygo (With Ginger and Ginseng, Apple and Lychee flavored)
  • Aquarius Raygo (With Jerusalem artichoke and Ginseng, Pineapple and Mint flavored)

United Kingdom[edit]

Aquarius was launched in the United Kingdom in Spring 2019 with two flavour offerings, in 400ml bottles and 900ml bottles. It's marketed as a functional water based hydration drink.

  • Aquarius Lemon (With Zinc)
  • Aquarius Lime (With Magnesium)

Vietnam[edit]

  • Aquarius

References[edit]

  1. ^ Coca-Cola Bottling Website - Aquarius Archived February 24, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Coca-Cola Singapore". Archived from the original on 2013-05-13. Retrieved 2013-09-18.
  3. ^ a b (in Spanish) Coca-Cola España - Productos Archived 2006-06-18 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Lagae, Wim (2005). Sports Sponsorship and Marketing Communications: A European Perspective. Pearson Education. p. 209.
  5. ^ a b c The Coca-Cola Virtual Vender Archived 2011-05-17 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ ""正广和"的"前世今生"".
  7. ^ Coca-Cola Japan - Aquarius