Guaraná Antarctica

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Guaraná Antarctica
Guarana-antarctica 2020.svg
TypeGuaraná (soft drink)
Country of origin Brazil
VariantsGuaraná Antarctica Zero
Guaraná Antarctica Ice
Guaraná Antarctica Champagne
Guaraná Antarctica Seleção
Guaraná Antarctica Diet
Guaraná Antarctica Light
Guaraná Antarctica Açaí

Guaraná Antarctica is a guaraná-flavoured soft drink, originating in Brazil. It was created in 1921 by Pedro Baptista de Andrade for Companhia Antarctica Paulista.[1][2] The drink is produced in five countries: Portugal, Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia and Japan.

In Brazil, it is also available as the low calorie version Guaraná Antarctica Zero.

Guaraná Antarctica is also available in Portugal, Panamá, Spain, Honduras, Haiti, Paraguay, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Bulgaria, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands (cans only), Belgium, Israel, Italy, Switzerland, Sweden, Canada, Ireland, United Kingdom (in some Tesco and Waitrose stores), parts of Japan, the United States, Argentina and infrequently in Germany (cans and 2 litre bottles) and Austria (cans only).[citation needed]

The taste is mild and slightly apple-like, with a berry after-flavour.


Carbonated water, sugar, (E150d) caramel colour, citric acid, (E211) sodium benzoate and (E202) potassium sorbate (preservatives), ascorbic acid (antioxidant), guaraná extract and natural flavours.


Guaraná Antarctica
Nutritional value per 200 mL
Energy83 kcal (350 kJ)
20 g
Sugars20 g
0 g
Saturated0 g
Monounsaturated0 g
Polyunsaturated0 g
0 g
11 mg

Percentages are roughly approximated using US recommendations for adults.


One of Guaraná Antarctica's 2006 commercials[3] featured Argentine football player Diego Maradona finding himself wearing the yellow jersey of the Brazilian team and singing the Brazilian national anthem before waking up and proclaiming it was a nightmare, because he had drunk too much guaraná the day before.[citation needed]

Guaraná Antarctica aired a controversial commercial showing the guarana berry plantations in the Amazon region while a narrator explained the basics of the process of producing Guaraná Antarctica and introduced the audience to the guaraná tree. By the end of the spot, the narrator turns to the audience and says: "Now ask Coca-Cola to show you the coca tree...". This spot was a direct attack to Coca-Cola and how its flagship product initially contained cocaine. In response, Coca-Cola aired equally controversial commercials for its guaraná-based Kuat drink, such as one in which former World No. 1 Tennis Player Gustavo Kuerten asks a street vendor for a guaraná, to which the vendor responds by throwing him a can of Guaraná Antarctica, which Kuerten throws back to the vendor. After a few exchanges, Kuerten proceeds to say: "joga direito!" ("do it the right way"), which prompts the vendor to toss him a can of Kuat.


  1. ^ MUNDO Estranho. "Como surgiram os refrigerantes". Archived from the original on 28 February 2009. Retrieved 1 June 2010.
  2. ^ DEERE. "Sabores do Brasil" (PDF). Retrieved 1 June 2010.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "2006 Ad". YouTube.

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