In Russia before the Revolution and later in the Soviet times the soft-drinks were always popular, which is not surprising, knowing that it is the product of a truly mass consumption, loved by the kids and adults alike. Of course, due to the weather, the most soft-drinks were and still are consumed in the Summer, although a lot of people also drink them in the Winter in the cozy warmth of their homes. For that consumption every kind of Russian soft-drink is good, be it KVASS or MORS, but here we’ll tell you about our selection of legendary Soviet drinks, the most famous of which is “Tarhun”, of course. Created before the Revolution, it has gained widespread popularity during the 80’s, when it became the mass consumption product. The second most famous drink from the Soviet times is legendary “Baikal”, created as “the answer” to “capitalist soft-drinks” like Coca-Cola or Pepsi, although the latter was widely available in USSR’s shops. Still, the government wanted something uniquely Russian on the market and thus “Baikal” was born with its truly unique taste. For children there was (and still is) “Buratino” soft-drink, which name is taken from the Russian version of "The Adventures of Pinocchio" novel by Carlo Collodi. And those who likes tonics will surely love “Sajany”, which is another genuinely Soviet soft-drink created in the late 50’s. You can buy Russian soft-drinks in 2L plastic bottles or you can buy legendary Soviet “Baikal” and “Tarhun” in 0.33L cans also, but whatever the package, the content will always be extremely refreshing and unlike anything you have tried to drink before.
But of course, we also have soft-drinks which came to Russia from the West. Like “Lemonade”, which has its Russian touch, but its flavor is very close to the western counterparts. Or “Cruchon”, non-alcoholic soft-drink which tries to be similar to the “proper” alcoholic cruchon in its taste. The result is very good, by the way, and quite refreshing, so our recommendation is to buy the Russian “Cruchon” soft-drink to experience the unique flavor of non-alcoholic dessert drink.