History of Orangina

Orangina is a popular carbonated citrus beverage known for its unique flavor and iconic bottle shape. It was first created in Algeria by a Spanish pharmacist, Dr. Trigo Mirallès, in 1935. Originally named 'Naranjina' (a Spanish term for 'little orange'), the drink was a mix of citrus juice and pulp, designed to quench thirst effectively in the hot North African climate.

In 1951, a Frenchman named Léon Beton acquired the formula and rights to Naranjina and rebranded it as 'Orangina'. Beton was an entrepreneur who saw the potential to expand the drink's popularity beyond Algeria. He began selling Orangina in France, emphasizing its natural ingredients and unique orange pulp content. The distinctive bulbous bottle with its dimpled surface, designed to mimic the texture of an orange, became an integral part of Orangina's brand identity.

Over the years, Orangina has become a beloved beverage in France and internationally. In 1984, the brand was acquired by the Pernod Ricard Group, which further expanded its global presence. Today, Orangina is enjoyed in many countries worldwide and remains a symbol of refreshing, citrusy enjoyment with a touch of nostalgia for its unique taste and iconic bottle design.