Skip the apple juice and enjoy the crisp, refreshing taste of Manzanita Sol® Red Apple Soda (12 fl. oz. cans, 12 pk.).
What Does Manzanita Sol Mean?
The "Manzanita Sol" in Manzanita Sol Red Apple Soda is Spanish for "little apple sun." Popular in Latino cultures, apple soda is becoming more and more common in American beverage communities. The unique apple flavor of this apple soda provides any consumer with a refreshing, authentically Mexican experience.
Predominant in Mexico
Manzanita Sol Red Apple Soda dominates the beverage markets in Mexico and is starting to become more popular in the United States. The apple flavored soda is now sold in many large retail stores across the United States. Also, Manzanita apple sodas are featured in many restaurant chains, including Taco Bell and Golden Corral.
When Did Manzanita Sol Red Apple Soda Become Available in the U.S.?
Manzanita apple soda is a beverage owned by Pepsi and began its production and distribution in the United States in 2005. Pepsi began selling the apple flavored soda in the U.S. in an attempt to satisfy Hispanic markets. In Mexico, Manzanita Sol Red Apple Soda is the number two selling soda brand. Pepsi believed there was an unmet need for apple soda in United States markets, while beverage sales in the Hispanic community are considered the fastest-growing component of the United States market. Therefore, the marketing and selling of Manzanita apple soda was a no-brainer for Pepsi's marketing and distribution teams. Currently, the beverage is very popular in southern states, especially near the Mexico and U.S. border: where there are large concentrations of Hispanic communities.
Naturally and Artificially Flavored
This apple soda is flavored both naturally and artificially. While artificial flavoring generally gets a bad rap, it is actually more heavily inspected and regulated than naturally flavored ingredients. Also, artificial flavoring is generally a more environmentally friendly way to produce flavoring for foods and beverages because it is not sourced from plants or animals.