- Mirinda orange and lemon sodas were created in Spain in 1959. The name is taken from the Esperanto word for "wonderful". By the mid 1960s Pepsico owned the brand and marketed it in large 1 liter bottles. Throughout the 1970s Mirinda was advertised with colorful magazine ads and pop music giveaways. The soda became Pepsico's competitor to Fanta, available in a score of fruit flavors and sold throughout Europe, in Latin America and Asia. In 1992 Pepsi discontinued sales of Mirinda in Spain in order to focus on another Spanish fruit soda brand it had acquired in 1991, Kas, to the dismay of many Spaniards who grew up with the soda. Mirinda entered the Indian market in 1991.
Carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup and/or sugar, citric acid, purity gum, potassium benzoate and potassium sorbate (preserves freshness), ester gum, natural flavor, yellow 6, ascorbic acid and calcium disodium EDTA (to protect flavor), sodium citrate.