Watch | Inside the iconic Kannan and Co. Goli Soda factory in Vellore

Inside the iconic Kannan and Co. Goli Soda factory
| Video Credit: C. Venkatachalapathy

Kannan and Co. Goli Soda in Vellore district of Tamil Nadu, is successfully marching towards its 100th year. It is one of the first goli soda businesses in the Madras province in the British era.

July 10, 2023 05:53 pm | Updated July 11, 2023 11:40 am IST

Holding on to the legacy drink, Kannan and Co. Goli Soda in Vellore district of Tamil Nadu, is successfully marching towards its 100th year.

The company was established in 1924 when S.V. Kannusami Mudaliyar decided to set up a goli soda business, one of the first in the Madras province in the British era.

The glass bottles with little marble balls in them were imported from a manufacturer in Germany for ₹2,000.

Kannan and Co. Goli Soda factory

Kannan and Co. Goli Soda factory | Photo Credit: C. Venkatachalapathy

The relatively normal soda business witnessed a boom in 2017, with the ‘vocal for local’ sentiment gaining momentum during the jallikattu protests in Tamil Nadu.

Since then, goli soda has become very popular and it is being sold in cafes and hotels, supplied for wedding functions and many more events.

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Report: Avantika Krishna

Visuals: C. Venkatachalapathy

Production and Voiceover: Yuvasree S.

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