As the Official Drink of Tacos, Jarritos certainly has a flavorful story to tell. Their fresh fruit ingredients are picked from all over Mexico, and thousands of their soda bottles enter the U.S. daily, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that it’s one of the most beloved soft drink brands around!

But have you ever wondered how these delectable flavors came to be? Here are five facts about this Super-Good soda brand to quench your thirst for knowledge:

1. The Jarritos founder was a bit of a scientist

Back in 1950, Don Francisco “El Güero” Hill founded Jarritos in his own home. He was also an accomplished chemist known for leaving his beakers and journals all over the house, especially in the dining room.

2. Jarritos soda was originally coffee-flavored

Sure, coffee-flavored soda sounds a bit strange, since most people prefer their coffee to be hot and not carbonated. But soon Don Francisco Hill experimented with fruitier fruits to make Mandarin, soon followed by beloved favorites such as Lime, Tamarind and Fruit Punch.

3. The Jarritos logo shares its colors with two popular flavors

Coincidence? Maybe so. In English, “Jarritos” translates into “little jugs”, the same kind of clay jugs on the Jarritos logo that kept fruit-flavored agua frescas cooler longer in the olden days. The little jugs were also naturally brown on the bottom and glazed green on the top — colors that happen to correspond with two of Jarritos’ most popular flavors: Mandarin and Lime!

4. Original Jarritos bottles were unlabeled

Like magic, early Jarritos tasters just knew which flavors to pick by looktheir color. Since Jarritos uses authentic fruit and sugar ingredients, we bet today’s loyal Jarritos tasters could identify their sodas just by taste, too. With over 10 delicious flavors, you have plenty of opportunities to put your tastebuds to the test and try it out for yourself!

5. August 29 is the official anniversary of Jarritos.

On this historic day, Jarritos encourages its customers to celebrate the launch of their sodas by raising a bottle of their favorite flavor in honor of their founder, Don Francisco. Salud!

To learn more about what makes these Mexican sodas so deliciously delightful, visit Jarritos online.

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