A soft drink usually contains carbonated water, a sweetener, and a natural or artificial flavouring. The sweetener may be a sugar, high-fructose corn syrup, fruit juice, a sugar substitute, or some combination of these. Soft drinks may also contain caffeine, colourings, preservatives, and/or other ingredients.
It was not long before flavouring was combined with carbonated water. The earliest reference to carbonated ginger beer is in a Practical Treatise on Brewing, published in 1809. The drinking of either natural or artificial mineral water was considered at the time to be a healthy practice, and was promoted by advocates of temperance. Pharmacists selling mineral waters began to add herbs and chemicals to unflavoured mineral water. They used birch bark, dandelion, sarsaparilla, fruit extracts, and other substances. Flavourings were also added to improve the taste.
Now in the 20th century Max Beverages (PVT) Limited carries the baton of those historical developments in producing and marketing Carbonated Soft Drinks.