|Sheet size (cm)||128×90|
|Asking price||1'150 CHF|
|Categories||Food | Drinks | Tobacco|
There is Orangina, and there is (or was) Orangina – namely that of the Mineralquelle Eglisau. Both, however, go back to a Spanish pharmacist who presented his recipe at a trade fair in Marseille in 1935. Two visitors took notice: a representative of the Mineralquelle and a French owner of orange plantations in Algeria, then a colony of France.
Production began in Eglisau that same year under a Spanish license – three years before Mineralquelle launched its (in Switzerland world-known) Vivi Kola –, the Algerian version started in 1936. The worldwide triumph, however, did not begin until the early 1950s, when the Algerian version began to be exported to France and those responsible also acquired the Spanish trademark rights, which is why the Eglisau company now had to switch to their recipe. Production in Eglisau was discontinued in the mid-1980s.