Zamzam (soft drink)

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Zamzam Cola
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A bottle of the cola variant of Zamzam[needs update]
TypeSoft drink
ManufacturerZamzam Group
Country of origin Iran
Introduced1954; 69 years ago (1954) (as a subsidiary of Pepsi)
VariantsCola, lemon, orange, lemonade, mango, mineral water
Related productsMecca-Cola, Qibla Cola, Eram Cola, Parsi Cola, Cola Turka,

Zamzam (Persian: زمزم, Zemzem, formerly Zamzam Cola) is a brand of soft drink produced in Iran by Zamzam Group. It is popular in parts of the West Asia, having gained a status there as an alternative to Coca-Cola and Pepsi. The director of the Zamzam Group is Ahmad-Haddad Moghaddam. Zamzam Group is owned by the Mostazafan Foundation.


Originally a subsidiary of Pepsi created in Iran in 1954 as the first Iranian carbonated soft drink producer owned by Habib Sabet. Following the Islamic revolution in 1979, the company was taken from its original owner without compensation and the named was changed to ZamZam.

Following the 2002 boycott of Coca-Cola by Saudi Arabia, Zamzam was unofficially dubbed the soft drink of the Hajj.[1]

The product's name is a reference to the Well of Zamzam in Mecca, which is one of the stops on the Islamic pilgrimage of the Hajj.[2]

The headquarters of Zamzam are in Tehran, Iran. The bottling facility in Tehran is a popular attraction where people can see the drink being bottled.

The production was at first a single production line; nowadays it owns seventeen beverage plants in Iran as well as several international companies, which produce and distribute Zamzam products under its licence. Zamzam Group has developed the most well equipped beverage concentrate plant in West Asia. Zamzam Group had significant presence in domestic and international markets, and produces over one hundred diverse products including cola, lemon, orange, lemonade, mango, mineral water, energy drink, and non-alcoholic malt beverage. Zamzam is also available in the United Arab Emirates and other surrounding nations.


  1. ^ Islam Online- News Section Archived May 15, 2006, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Willard, Haley. "The World's Most Popular Sodas — That You've Never Heard of". The Daily Meal. Retrieved 27 March 2020.

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