Food & drink
Malta's fizzy pop: 7 soft drinks from the past to take you back in time!
Oh, when there was no need to worry about sugar...

Kristina Cassar Dowling
Drinks
There’s more to our soft drink heritage than Kinnie, but most of us probably won’t remember the brands which coloured our past. Local social media platform Racanc takes us on a trip down memory lane with these 7 beauties.
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Kitty Kola

Kitty Kola

A cola based drink with a catchy name and super cool adverts. This original soft drink originated in Sweden but found its way to our shores in the 1960s.

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Trufrut

Trufrut

An orange flavoured drink claiming to contain the juice of two whole oranges. If you were around in the 1950s, you might remember this wee bevvy.

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Winner

Winner

A Maltese brand created by P & J Caruana in the 1950s. This lemonade concoction made for a great summer's day drink.
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Friss-Kee

Friss-Kee

Friss-Kee was an orange flavoured drink bottled by the Standard Mineral Water Factory in Hamrun during the 1950s.

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La Rosa

La Rosa Lemonade

As the name suggests, this lemonade drink was bottled by La Rosa Coy Ltd on Maltese shores. The retro bottle and design must bring back some memories of the swinging '60s.

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Delicious

Delicious Beverages

A 1960s drink bottled by Camilleri and Sons in Zurrieq - this drink made its way around the south western part of the island.

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Selekta

Selekta Juices

Bottled by Simonds Farsons Cisk Ltd, this late 80s/early 90s bottle found its way across the islands and was characterised by intense, fruity flavours.

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16th January 2019


Kristina Cassar Dowling
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Kristina Cassar Dowling
A local writer in love with the Maltese islands, Kristina is a hunter for all things cultural both in Malta and outside its shores. A curious foodie, music fanatic, art lover and keen traveller with an open mind and a passion for writing.

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