The Top Ten Best Selling Sodas Eick March 28, 2008 Interesting, Soft Drinks 55 Comments The other day, I came across an issue of Beverage Digest which outlined the volume of sales and market share for all sodas during 2007 (American sales only). After talking with the publisher, I obtained permission to share some of this information with my readers. (Photo via what are words worth wordsworth) This data is surprisingly difficult to find online, but I believe it to be the kind of information that my readers, and consumers in general, are interested to know. The following list takes into account sales information from all sources, retail, fountain and vending. It includes soda and energy drinks, but does not include bottled water, sports drinks or bottled tea. The number listed after each soda represents the 2007 market share for that soda. So, for example, 17.2% of all soda’s sold in America last year were regular Coca-Cola. The Top Ten Best Selling Sodas of 2007 1. Coke Classic 17.2% 2. Pepsi Cola 10.7% 3. Diet Coke 10% 4. Mountain Dew 6.6.% 5. Diet Pepsi 6% 6. Dr. Pepper 5.9% 7. Sprite 5.6% 8. Fanta 1.8% 9. Diet Mountain Dew 1.6% 10. Diet Dr. Pepper 1.6% Coke Zero failed to crack the top ten, but its sales are growing at a rapid pace. I’d expect to see it in the Top 10 by the end of 2008. Hey, maybe I’m just a soda/food/Top Ten geek, but I find this stuff fascinating. So what do you think So Good readers? Do any sodas on this list surprise you? Any that you are shocked didn’t make the list? The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Eick Latest posts by Eick (see all) Surge Wins Discontinued Foods Bracket! - April 12, 2013 Discontinued Foods Bracket FINAL VOTE: Surge vs. Planter’s Cheez Balls - April 10, 2013 Discontinued Foods Bracket Final Four! Surge vs. Ecto Cooler - April 8, 2013 55 Responses Newer Comments » Anonymous March 28th, 2008 was fanta’s place based on one particular flavor? combined sales? Reply looj March 28th, 2008 yeah fanta’s inclusion seemed surprising. i thought redbull might be in there, but i guess people can only drink so many energy drinks. plus that market is increasingly fragmented. Reply Youppi March 28th, 2008 you go, Mountain Dew! poor, poor Sprite… I actually prefer 7up, which i was saddened to see didn’t even make top 10. I guess that pomegranate 7up didn’t help… Reply Eick March 28th, 2008 I was wondering the same thing about Fanta. I’d have to assume that it includes all Fanta flavors, because, for example, Sunkist Orange soda isn’t on the list, and according to Wikipedia, it’s still the best selling orange soda. That being said, Fanta orange is the strongest competitor to Sunkist, and Coke owns Fanta now, so its sales numbers are probably growing. Reply Mario Lopez March 28th, 2008 What about Cheerwine?? JRT Reply Hillary March 28th, 2008 Ew…I hate soda. Ha. Looks like there is some domination on the market, as if we didn’t know. Reply dj March 28th, 2008 I’m surprised that Mt. Dew is so high and that Sierra Mist isn’t on the list. I’m constantly forced to drink SM because nobody has 7Up anymore. Reply BS March 29th, 2008 Where is cherry chocolate rain Dr. Pepper??? Reply hotzonemedia March 31st, 2008 Dr Pepper is our choice… Hotzone Media Reply Luke July 31st, 2008 So what your saying is Surge didn’t make it. Reply Yeorwned August 1st, 2008 lol @ luke Reply jarted August 17th, 2008 i think dr pepper should be 2 or first,although im being selfish to dr pepper, I LOVE IT Reply jarted August 17th, 2008 and vault Reply Marecki September 26th, 2008 I am not a soda drinker, but I do fancy Fresca. How did that fair on the overall list? As for Fanta, I will drink it as long as it is imported from Europe where it has a very subtle and pleasant taste, unlike the American version where it tastes like Sunkist and Slice, over-sweetened and artificial. Reply Jordann October 13th, 2008 I prefer Mountain Dew out of everything. I can’t believe that a diet drink beat it. Oh and Dr. Pepper is gross. Reply berto October 19th, 2008 i cant believe 7up or sierra mist didnt crack the top ten.. especially sierra mist… i think that cranberry mist is amazing… what i wonder is what position did anybodys rootbeer did??? Reply VAULTFAN October 22nd, 2008 Fanta shouldn’t b on there. And MOUNTAIN DEW SUX!!!!! GO VAULT!!!GETSOME!!! Reply jes October 27th, 2008 what happened to root beer??!! Reply Johnny November 12th, 2008 I am a Coke Zero fiend, it is all I drink unless I’m somewhere that doesn’t have it, in which case I drink whatever Diet soda they have – I like Diet Coke next best. Coke Zero should not only make the top 10, but even the top 5, sometime soon. Reply liam March 17th, 2009 IRON BREW!!!!!!!!!! Reply Xenomorph July 7th, 2009 Awesome! Nice to see Dr. pepper on the list. It’s a shame a lot of people haven’t discovered how good it really is, even all the special flavors. Took me a while, several tastes, now I absolutely love the stuff and everything else sucks. Pepsi and Coke, totally gross! Reply Phillip September 18th, 2009 Coke is terrible Dr.Pepper all the WAY!!!!!! Reply Ben December 19th, 2009 I’m surprised That Dr. Pepper isn’t up there. Reply call me,Pepper...DR. Pepper... };) January 20th, 2010 eh…I’d say Dr. Pepper is great, ain’t it great…ummmm…..tasty….. Reply alex flax February 13th, 2010 coke zero is poised to take over!!!!!!!!! Reply Sprite is Rite February 15th, 2010 Sprite all the way gf 5.6% Reply Reilly August 5th, 2010 @Mario Lopez I was wondering the same thing! I live in North Carolina and Cheerwine is really big out here. Although i have lived in 3 other states (maryland, Illinois, New Jersey) and none of them even knew what cheer wine was. it isnt as big of a soda as the world known sodas are. Reply erik August 18th, 2010 you guys are crazy coke is the best…all day forever go coca cola…. Reply Oreo September 22nd, 2010 I thought root beer would be there now I’m kinda sad I want soda real bad now Reply twizzlers November 1st, 2010 yaaaa sprite there you go!!!! Reply Vance December 4th, 2010 Clearly, drinking soda of any kind has no positive effect on the spelling, punctuation or grammatical skills of soda fans. I draw from the comments on this website that if American progress and ingenuity depended on our collective command of English, we would be Haiti. Maybe consuming pop actually promotes illiteracy. Reply Tom May 6th, 2011 I can’t believe that many people actually buy coke! It’s like drinking fizzy syrup! Reply mello May 19th, 2011 yeah dr.pepper go your the best take that coke Reply Sanford June 12th, 2011 Always & Forever, I only buy RC Cola. The First The Original & still the best, Cola. 1885 it went on sale Made by 7-UP Reply Mmm April 27th, 2012 Rregional popularity? Different beverages dominate certain parts of the country- I’d like to see some research about that. A map would be cool. Dr. Enuf is big in East Tennessee. Cheerwine big in NC Dr. Pepper dominates Western VA. I want to know what’s the best root beer and the best ginger ale. The best ginger ale is definitely Blenheim Ginger ale from South Carolina. Reply Esha Patel October 2nd, 2012 YES COKE IS THE BEST DRINK EVER SORRY OTHER SODAS’!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Reply soda lover October 14th, 2012 i thought that pepsi would had won but it did’nt and everbody go to sharika ugly faces and tellis she uglyor pretty when u are done saying if she ugly pretty or ok tell me and trust me i will check it and we will have a hell of our lives talking bout it and please follow me on twitter at CamillaReed1 ok and im very sexy ok bye Reply soda lover October 14th, 2012 and also don’t forget to vote for president Obama Reply Del Conner October 22nd, 2012 Dr. Physick Black Cherry is still America’s first (1807) and best (2012). Visit Historic Philadelphia and try some. Pure Sugar Cane! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Current day month ye@r * Leave this field empty * Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.