Solo (Norwegian soft drink)

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Solo glass bottle.
From Oslo: On the wall is an old advertisement for Solo, saying "First against thirst"

Solo is an orange-flavoured soft drink, owned by the Norwegian companies Ringnes, Oskar Sylte, Aass, and Mack.[1] The recipe was originally Spanish, and brought to the Tønsberg Bryggeri by Torleif Gulliksrud in 1934. Solo quickly became Norway's most popular soft drink, and until the 1960s was bigger than Coca-Cola in Norway.[2][3] In 1999, Pepsi passed Solo in market share, leaving Solo as third most popular.[4]

Solo also has a history in Sweden and is today produced by Vasa Bryggeri in Sundsvall.[5]

As of 2005, Solo has a seven percent share of the Norwegian soft drink market. Variants of the original Solo include Solo Super (less sugar), Solo Sunset and Solrik (juice).[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Nytt mekka for merkevarer". Retrieved 2012-02-24.
  2. ^ "Solo – drikk". Store Norske Leksikon. Retrieved 23 February 2012.
  3. ^ (28 May 1994). GUL og kul i 60 år, Aftenposten (in Norwegian, article on 60th anniversary of Solo)
  4. ^ (13 April 2007). Gamle varer - evig liv, Aftenposten (in Norwegian)
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