In Tsarist Russia and later in the Soviet Union we had the big variety of various soft-drinks, some of which came from the West, like Lemonade, and some were genuine Russian (or Slavic), like Kvass or Mors. In order to make your navigation on the site and selection of products easier, we have divided our catalogue to several subsections, namely: SOFT DRINKS, where you can find and buy both legendary Soviet and current Russian soft-drinks; KVASS, where you can see the Kvass products; and MORS where we present you with selection of the quality Russian mors.
The most variety of products you will find in our SOFT DRINKS section, dedicated mostly to the legendary Soviet soft-drinks. It is debatable of what is the most famous of them, but our personal favorite is TARHUN, the ever popular Russian and Soviet soft-drink, made from water, citric acid, sugar and tarragon extract. It was first created in 1887 in Georgia, then part of the Russian Empire and now an independent State, and the first recipe of now legendary Russian drink was very popular before the World War I as its creator Mitrofan Lagidze were receiving numerous awards. But the mass production and the real popularity of this soft-drink only started in the beginning of the 80’s, when many soft-drink factories throughout USSR started to produce the drink for the mass market. Since then it has become one of the most popular soft-drink in Russia, which you can now buy in both plastic bottles and cans.
The close second to TARHUN in popularity is BAIKAL, the legendary Soviet soft-drink created as “the answer” to Coca-Cola and Pepsi in 1973. It has the darkly brown color and distinctive taste, and its name is of the largest freshwater lake by volume in the world, located in southern Siberia, Baikal. You now can also buy BAIKAL in both the plastic bottles and the cans, while in Soviet times there were only bottles.
The rest of the selection in this category also has some famous to Russian people brands, like BURATINO soft-drink, which is very popular with kids, or the Soviet created drink SAJANY, which I recommend you all to buy.
In contrast to the SOFT DRINKS subsection where we have a lot of products, in the KVASS subsection we present you only one product in two possible containers – 2L plastic bottles and 0.5L cans. That is because only “OCHAKOVSKIY” kvass in our opinion is the closest thing available right now to the quality of kvass in Soviet times. It has rich natural taste and is made according to the classical recipe, so that is why you need to buy OCHAKOVSKIY kvass right now to treat your guests with a little taste of Russia.
And in the final subsection of our drinks selection, MORS, we once again present you only products from one brand - Wimm-Bill-Dann, which, in our opinion, produces the finest mors available on mass market now. The mors is genuine Russian drink made of fruits (fruits’ juice) and water and is known to not be only tasty, but also as a great thirst quencher. Buy Russian mors if you like your drinks natural and with a really good fruity taste.
We really hope that you will find something good to buy from our selection of soft-drinks, be it Soviet classics or genuine Russian drinks!