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Bottling nostalgia: The rise and fall of Australia’s old-fashioned soft drink industry – ABC News

The survivors of Australia’s once thriving soft drink industry are experiencing a revival as customers seek out nostalgia, enjoy unusual flavours and support local businesses.



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Before multinational soda giants Coca-Cola and Pepsi dominated the market, Australia had its own thriving soft drink industry.
Key points:

  • Australia once had a thriving soft drink industry, but now just seven independent companies remain
  • Old-fashioned sweet drinks are experiencing a revival, loved for their authentic vintage recipes and nostalgia
  • Queensland is home to four of the few remaining companies, possibly due to its preference for an unusual flavour


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