There are many popular drinks out there, from energy drinks to sodas to sports drinks. Every generation has its favorites. Generation X drinks Rockstar. Millennials are fans of Coca-Cola. Gen Z likes to drink flavored waters. So, the question is, what do Baby Boomers love to drink?
Take a look at 13 of the most popular beverages among Baby Boomers.
The Dole brand makes fruit juices that are the favorite drink of Baby Boomers. Top types of Dole juices include orange, apple, and fruit punch. Dole fruit juices are 100% juice.
A&W Root Beer has been around since 1912, long before the Baby Boomer generation was born. The second most popular beverage of Boomers, A&W is loved for its rich flavor and creamy texture.
Tropicana is another fruit juice brand that has been making orange juice since 1947. Their original orange juice is the preferred drink of Baby Boomers, although newer products such as grapefruit, pineapple, and lemonade are also loved.
4. Minute Maid
Minute Maid juices are another favorite of Baby Boomers. If you’re beginning to see a pattern, you’re not alone. Baby Boomers love their fruit juice! Minute Maid is well-known for its apple and orange juices and has been sharing their delicious products since 1945.
5. Ocean Spray
Ocean Spray cranberry juice is the fifth most popular beverage of Baby Boomers. The company was started in 1930 by three cranberry growers who were looking to build a market for cranberries. After developing cranberry juice, their company was born. Their drinks are still loved by Baby Boomers.
6. Del Monte
Yes, another fruit juice! While orange, apple, and even cranberry juice take top spots for Baby Boomers, pineapple juice is still up there. Del Monte pineapple juice started in a San Francisco cannery in 1907 and has been the leading pineapple juice ever since.
The first warm drink on the list, Lipton tea is the seventh most popular beverage among Baby Boomers. Lipton started in the late 1800s and quickly became one of the top tea companies in the world. When Baby Boomers want a hot drink, they turn to Lipton for a perfectly steeped, delicious tea.
In the late 1800s, Welch’s grape juice was created after years of an attempt at making unfermented wine. The drink quickly became a favorite and remains one for the Baby Boomer generation.
Ask today’s generation about V8 juice and you’ll probably get some strange looks. For Baby Boomers, however, it’s long been a staple of their diet. V8 juice is a tomato-based juice that contains 8 different vegetables. After its beginnings in 1933, it became a popular juice for families looking to incorporate more veggies into their diet.
10. Lipton Iced Tea
In 1964, the already household name of Lipton released an iced tea powder that made it possible for people to quickly and easily make their own iced tea. Other powdered drinks, as were iced teas, were gaining popularity, and Lipton jumped on both trends. Today, Baby Boomers still love drinking Lipton Iced Tea, the 10th most popular beverage of their generation.
11. Canada Dry
Canada Dry Ginger Ale is the second most popular soft drink of Baby Boomers, after A&W’s Root Beer. It also holds the spot as the 11th most popular beverage overall. Canada Dry hails from Canada circa 1904 and today is owned by US company Keurig Dr. Pepper.
7UP was introduced in 1929 and was originally called Bib-Label Lithiated Lemon-Lime Soda. Until 1948, it contained a mood-stabilizing drug and was used as a medicine. Over time, it became a household soda and is still popular among the generation that gave it fame.
Sunkist began as a citrus company in the 1880s and grew in popularity with the launch of its line of orange-flavored soft drinks in 1979. Baby Boomers today still love drinking the sweet, bubbly soft drink.
See the rest of the list of Baby Boomers’ favorite drinks here.