Fruita, Lemon Twist and Lemonade; Halls' classic soft drinks are returning to South Australian shelves.
The Halls brand of soft drinks are being made at the former MOJO Kombucha production facility at Willunga, which was closed in 2022 when Coca Cola announced it was exiting the Kombucha market. The manufacturer has already re-engaged five former staff and has plans to grow.
The drinks are being produced in classic glass bottles, with 330mL already in production and 1 litre varieties soon to begin on the bottling line. It is expected the products will hit the shelves in the next few months.
Halls has a rich history in South Australia, with the brand founded in 1849 by George Hall at a site in Marryatville.
His sons joined the company in 1869 and they moved to a larger premises in Norwood in east Adelaide in 1872. A hundred years later, the Halls brand was bought by Coca Cola, which continued to produce the drinks at its Thebarton bottling plant until the brand was discontinued in 2000.
The state government has given $500,000 from the Thriving Regions Fund to the Willunga bottling facility.
South Australian Bottling Company chief executive officer Cameron Ballard said the interest and support of the brand was "quite unbelievable and extremely humbling".
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