What Are The Most Popular Soft Drinks In Australia?

What Are The Most Popular Soft Drinks In Australia?
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In the land down under, colas are king. But which brand of cola?

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If you answered “Coca Cola”, then congratulations. You’re in line with research undertaken by Roy Morgan that identified the most popular soft drinks in Australia by brand.

Based on a percentage of population who stated that they had consumed a soft drink in the previous seven days, 19 per cent had quaffed a Coke, more than double the next contender.

That’s a comfortable lead for Coca Cola to enjoy, especially when you consider that the second most imbibed bubbly drink was Coke Zero, with 8 per cent.

Pepsi Max slid in at third with 7 per cent, then Diet Coke at 5 per cent and finally, escaping the Cola Event Horizon that seems to make up the Australian soft drink palate, Schweppes Lemonade on 4 per cent.

Roy Morgan


  • When I used to have to keep the soft drink machine filled at the surf club, the rough guide was one can of Coke to each can of anything else. Even then, Coke was usually the first thing to run out. A more realistic mix would probably have been 70% Coke, 30% other stuff, although that was in Coke Zero’s early days.

  • coke zero most days.

    the new Coke life is just very sweet un-coke like softdrink. Not impressed
    Still full of sugar as well.

  • I wonder if Coca-Cola is still outsold in South Australia by Farmer Union Iced Coffee (not a soft-drink obviously, but almost as much sugar).

  • i have given up coke 7 years ago, and have no regrets. Why is LH trying to promote this unhealthy drink seriously LH.

  • and the COKE LIFE logo has magically appeared next to LH LOL. “to be honest can’t even taste the difference all i know is Pepsi has paid me more so it taste’s better” Dave Chappelle.

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  • We sell more Coke Zero or Pepsi Max than regular coke at work. I’m not sure what the point of Coke Life is given how popular Coke Zero has become.

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