Our heritage

Calypso is a great British brand with a long history stretching back to 1886 when it was first created by the Cooke family.  Calypso first appeared as a brand on our soft drinks in 1959.

As a company, we are proud of our history and our innovative products. Indeed we have a history of many ‘firsts’:

  • Calypso was the first Tetra Pak customer in the UK
  • Calypso was the first manufacturer in Europe to produce an ambient cuplet
  • Calypso was the first soft drinks manufacturer to respond to the School Food Trust Standards
  • Calypso was the first company to achieve the Fairtrade mark for fruit juices

As you can see our knowledge and experience of the soft drinks market goes back a long way, and we now make a wide range of different drinks and freeze products that are healthy, tasty and refreshing.  With brands like Aquajuice, Rapidz and Juice Shots, we're a familiar name to kids right across the country.  And we offer all of our products in a range of different packaging formats making them suitable for all ages and occasions.  We're sure you'll find more than one Calypso product that's perfect for your needs.

For all our success, we're very proud indeed to still be based in the heart of the UK, and our aims over the decades have remained the same - to create affordable, refreshing, healthy drinks for all the family.  Parents remember us fondly from their own youth - sucking on a Jubbly on a hot summer's day or sipping our fruit cups in cinemas - while today's kids know and love our products too, whether its gulping a sparkling Aquajuice in school, or devouring a Calypso freezepop to cool down.

Although the products and names may have changed over the decades, our ethos remains the same.  Calypso is owned by Cott Beverages which operates soft drink, juice, water and other beverage bottling facilities across the UK, the United States, Canada and Mexico.  Calypso's manufacturing plant is situated in Wrexham, North Wales.  The Cott UK and European head office is located in Kegworth, Derbyshire.