Andhra Goli Soda, is a century-old product, and nonetheless continues to be some of the sought-after drinks and is now accessible in multi flavours out there.
The drink, popularly generally known as ‘sada (normal) soda’ and ‘colour soda’ is now being manufactured with totally different flavours, together with nimma soda, candy soda, salt soda, salt and candy, suganda soda and different varieties.
The regionally made soda, popularly generally known as goli soda, was being offered at ₹15 (sada soda) by roadside distributors, and the worth of different varieties was ₹25. However, goli soda is now being offered at ₹50 in some lodges and eating places.
“In some restaurants, ‘codd-necked bottle soda’ is being sold at ₹60 in Hyderabad and other places. Goli Soda has become a favourite drink at weddings and other functions,” stated a soda provider named Venkatesh.
Though some 50 varieties of sentimental drinks, flavoured milk and types have been out there, goli soda, was nonetheless in main and most wanted local-made drink for a lot of.
Balla Veerabhradra Rao, popularly generally known as Soda Bandi Veerabhadra Rao, and his members of the family have been making and promoting goli soda for greater than 50 years in Palakol and the neighbouring villages, in West Godavari district.
“My father used to sell soda for five paise. I used to accompany my father when I was ten years old. I began selling goli soda in my childhood for 15 paise. For more than 75 years, Andhra Goli Soda was a favourite of all my family members,” says Balla Sada Sivaiah, son of Veerabhadra Rao, who was seen promoting sodas on his ‘bandi’ alongside along with his spouse, Prabhavathi.
A soda maker, Naragam Ramesh and his spouse, N. Koteswaramma, of Dokiparru village in Krishna district, who have been busy filling water after which gasoline within the soda bottles, stated they’ve to take a position ₹400 per day, for buying ice, color, lemon and sugar.
“The cost of 9 kg cylinder was ₹300, through which we can fill 240 soda bottles. The cost of one bottle was ₹40 in the market. Now, it has difficult for us to get the codd-necked soda bottles as the number of manufacturers was decreasing by the day,” says one other producer, Kotha Srinivasa Rao.
“Four of my family members help me in making lemon, colour and suganda sodas. They will clean the bottles, fill water and cool them in ice. Later, I supply the drink to pan shops,” stated Ramesh’s brother, Rambabu.
Food lovers says that goli soda goes effectively with biryani, and the ‘nimma soda’ was a favorite for a lot of clients within the eating places.
“Many families were depended on pan shops, and were called as ‘soda kottu’ in local parlance. Several brands of soft drinks have come up in the last few years in different colours, sizes and shapes, but goli soda is still dominating in the market,” stated Sathi Babu of Gudivada.
“I knew when goli soda was less than five paise. We used to drink the soda for better digestion. I was amazed when I came to know that Andhra Goli Soda is sold at ₹20 in streets and ₹50 in some restaurants,” says 85-year-old B. Venkayamma of Vijayawada.
A soda store proprietor, Saibabu, stated the standard goli soda has made a comeback in Andhra Pradesh and lots of different States, and that the drink is seeing an amazing demand now.
“We sell about five ‘bandis’ a day during summer, and one during the other seasons. Few sodamakers and sellers are seen in Andhra Pradesh now, but the demand is increasing. I a happy that goli soda is slowly coming into the limelight by beating all other brands of soft drinks,” says Ms. Prabhavathi.
Restaurant homeowners and merchants stated that goli soda was now accessible in about 25 manufacturers with totally different flavours out there, soda lovers stated.