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|Manufacturer||The Coca-Cola Company|
|Country of origin||India|
|Variants||Maaza Orange, Maaza Pineapple|
|Related products||Slice, Frooti|
The Union Beverages Factory, based in the UAE, began selling Maaza as a franchisee in the Middle East and Africa in 1976. By 1995, it had acquired rights to the Maaza brand in these countries through Maaza International Co. LLC Dubai. Maaza was launched in 1976 in India and was acquired by Coca-Cola India in 1993 from Parle Bisleri along with other brands such as Limca, Citra, Thums Up and Gold Spot. Maaza was acquired by House of Spices in 2005 for the North American market. In 2006 Infra Foodbrands acquired Maaza for the European, Caribbean and West-African market and cooperates with House of Spices for the North American market.
Infra Foodbrands started distribution of Maaza in 1998 in Europe, West-Africa, North America, Canada and the Caribbean. Infra Foodbrands is the owner of the Maaza brand since 2006 and exports to 33 countries.
Initially Coca-Cola had also launched Maaza with orange and pineapple fruit drinks in addition to their mango drink, but these variants were subsequently dropped. Coca-Cola later re-launched these variants in the Indian market.
While Frooti was sold in small cartons, Maaza and Slice were initially sold in returnable bottles. However, all brands are also now available in small cartons and large PET bottles.
Maaza has a distinct pulpy taste as compared to Frooti and tastes slightly sweeter than Slice. Maaza claims to contain mango pulp of the Alphonso variety, which is known as the "King of Mangoes" in India.