In 1950, Don Francisco “El Güero” Hill founded Jarritos, the soft drink that would define modern-day Mexican culture. “Jarrito” in Spanish means “little jug” and refers to the Mexican tradition of drinking water in clay pottery jugs. One Jarritos bottle is 12.5 fluid ounces (370 milliliters), and the drink itself is produced with real cane sugar and extracted juices from fruits grown on Mexican soil. No caffeine or high fructose corn syrup is ever used. There are twelve different flavors of Jarritos: Fruit punch, Grapefruit, Guava, Jamaica, Lime, Mandarin, Mango, Mexican cola, Pineapple, Strawberry, Tamarind, & Watermelon! By 1960, Jarritos sold in 80% of Mexico, making it the best-selling drink in the country at the time. In 1988, the popularity of Jarritos expanded into the US as the top-selling Mexican product in the Hispanic market and according to the 2009 edition of “Mexico’s Greatest Brands,” 6000 bottles cross the border every minute.
Today, sixteen countries across the globe enjoy the availability of this soft drink. Personally, I have only drank at least seven of the twelve flavors and only heard of it two years ago. The moment I put my lips on the bottle however, I understood the reason for its popularity. It gives you a sweet taste that is genuine and you can taste the fruity flavor that the bottle you drink it says it is (i.e. the pineapple flavor tastes like pineapple).
It’s a good drink for anytime, from when you are sitting on a beach with your feet buried in the sand to when you’re doing homework! The only criticism I have is that, in my experience at least, I must purchase them by the bottle with only few flavors available, not in a six or eight pack like you do with Gatorade or Coca-Cola. With each bottle being at least $1.99, it’s expensive to purchase a week’s worth of bottles, assuming one bottle a day. Despite this setback, I love Jarritos and I hope to drink all the flavors offered! For more information on this tasty drink, visit: [https://jarritos.com/].