I came across Manzanita Sol, and I found it to be a rather interesting drink.
So, I was wondering whether it’s classed as a soda. I did a little research and here’s what I found.
Whether you’re interested in what flavors Manzanita Sol has, what it tastes like, whether it contains caffeine, or where you can buy it, this article will explain everything you need to know about Manzanita Sol soda.
Manzanita Sol flavors
PepsiCo is the second largest soda company in the USA, shadowed by Coca-Cola, who sell nearly twice as much, as shown by Statista.
And Manzanita Sol is very similar to a soda that Coke sold under their brand Lift, and was called Manzana.
Coca-Cola also brought out Manzana Mia which was an apple soda as shown in this article.
However, Coca-Cola no longer lists either of these flavors on their website.
And it appears that they’ve discontinued them. At least for now.
Soda companies such as PepsiCo and Coca Cola often bring out sodas for a limited time for example Mountain Dew Baja Blast, which I wrote about [here, link: What is Baja Blast?].
What does Manzanita Sol taste like?
Here’s a quick video of a taste test of Manzanita Sol done by the Youtube channel ‘Soda Tasting’:
Does Manzanita soda have caffeine?
In my opinion it’s unlikely that it contains caffeine.
As based on my research caffeine is typically only added to colas.
And Coca Cola has said that this is done to improve the taste.
But, without a nutritional label it can’t be said for sure.
In trying to found out, I saw that there aren’t any bottles of it sold on other websites like Amazon which would show the nutritional label.
And it appears it a very new flavor, and not much information is available for it yet.
Where can I buy Manzanita Sol?
On the Wikipedia page for Manzanita Sol, they state that it’s very popular in Mexico, however it’s not listed on the Mexican PepsiCo website.
They do, however, have a Mexican Manzanita Sol Facebook page, which you can see here.
It has a bunch of videos which look like TV ads and their most recent posts get around 800 likes/reactions.
But on their Facebook page there isn’t any info about where you can buy it.
If you live in Mexico or travelled there recently, please let me know in the comments if you know anywhere where you can buy it in Mexico.
And I’ll update this article.
Does Manzanita Sol contain alcohol?
What’s in Manzanita Sol?
The ingredient list for Manzanita Sol pineapple and mango isn’t currently available from PepsiCo.
PepsiCo says on their website that Manzanita Sol pineapple and mango is only available to selected customers – retail stores who buy sodas wholesale from PepsiCo.
And it’s only available for a limited time.
Which leads me to believe that it’s very new, and they haven’t added all the information for it yet.
Manzanita Sol contains 54g of sugar and 200 calories per 20 fl oz (591 mL).
Here’s a comparison of the sugar content and calories of Manzanita Sol apple and other well known sodas.
|Per 3.4 oz (100 mL)||Coca Cola||Pepsi||Dr Pepper||Manzanita Sol apple|
The data for the table is provided by the US Department of Agriculture’s Research Service (USDA) which you can see by clicking here for Pepsi, and here for Dr Pepper.
And the link to the nutritional information for Coca Cola is available here.
In previous research I did into the sugar content of Coca Cola, the data from the USDA showed that Coke has almost 7 times the calories and sugar as other sodas.
But, the data sugar and calorie content shown on the official Coca Cola website is slightly different.
It’s still almost double, however, and if you’re looking to limit your calories and/or reduce the sugar in your diet then other sodas are a better option.
Also, as you may be aware, some of the flavors come in zero version which have zero calories and zero sugar.
What’s the difference between Manzanita Sol and Fanta green apple?
Another difference is that Fanta Green Apple tastes like apple candy, whereas, Manzanita Sol tastes more like apple juice.
Here’s a table that shows a side by side comparison of the ingredients in Manzanita Sol apple:
|Manzanita Sol apple||Fanta green apple|
|Carbonated Water||Carbonated Water|
|High Fructose Corn Syrup||High Fructose Corn Syrup|
|Apple Juice Concentrate||Natural Flavors|
|Malic Acid||Citric Acid|
|Natural And Artificial Flavor||Malic Acid|
|Caramel Color||Caramel Color|
|Sodium Benzoate||Sodium Citrate|
|Potassium Sorbate||Sodium Benzoate|
|Calcium Disodium Edta||Potassium Sorbate|
You can see that a lot of the ingredients are very similar, but Manzanita Sol apple has apple juice concentrate.
But, Fanta Green Apple has 12.75g of sugar and 47 calories per 3.4 oz (100mL), which is very similar to the amount of sugar and calories in Manzanita Sol apple.
The nutritional information for Fanta Green Apple can be found here.
I recently wrote about Fanta Green Apple in more depth in this article.
It shows all of the different flavors of Fanta, what countries have each different flavor, and which flavor is the best.
You can read it by clicking here: What Is Green Fanta?
In case you haven’t heard of it, Coca Cola also makes a soda called Appletiser, which is 100% apple juice.
You can check it out here. It’s my favorite apple soda.
Here’s a summary of the key points I covered in this article about Manzanita Sol.
Manzanita Sol is a soda, and is made by PepsiCo.
Manzanita Sol comes in two flavors, apple and pineapple mango.
The apple flavor tastes like carbonated apple juice, but not as apple tasting as drinks like Appletiser which is made of 100% apple juice.
Manzanita Sol does not contain caffeine, and has about the same amount of sugar and caffeine as other popular sodas like Pepsi and Mountain Dew.