Soft drinks typically contain a wide range of ingredients. By far the largest component of all soft drinks is water.  They often contain some fruit or flavouring, together with a sweetener – in the form of either sugar or a low-calorie sweetener, and possibly a colour.

Ingredients are sourced from right across Europe. Citrus fruits from around the Mediterranean, soft fruits and berries from many markets and sugar beet from northern European countries. The most frequently used ingredients in soft drinks include the following:

To find out more about the many ingredients used in soft drinks please consult the ingredient A-Z ‘drinkopedia’ link.