Soda is generally a cheap and common beverage, thus it may seem futile to rank the most expensive sodas in the world. After all, is there really such a thing as a premium soda, that a company could try to sell at a price far greater than the competition?
While prices vary around the world, and certain drinks are made with more expensive ingredients than others, the price of soda tends to remain relatively low. So this list instead looks at sodas that were made in the past and over time have accrued value because of their rarity. Yep, even sodas have become a collector’s item.
The sodas on this list are truly valuable simply for their uniqueness and rarity. Nobody intends to actually drink any of these sodas. In essence, they’re similar to baseball cards or anything of that nature. Logically, the two biggest soda companies in the world, The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO) and PepsiCo Inc. (NYSE:PEP), have produced some of the most well known and rare bottles being collected today, and thus they make up a substantial portion of the list.
Finally, some people consider soda to be unhealthy, and you can find the reasoning for that on our list of the 7 bad habits that age you beyond your years. But as these are for collecting, let’s turn our focus from health benefits to rarity and value as we look at the most expensive sodas in the world.
7. 1982 Diet Coke Can
This soda may only be on the list because it was the first ever can to appear with a label of “Sugar Free” written on it. Moreover, this can is valuable as it has a logo that hasn’t been used in recent years. It can be found online at prices ranging from $500 to $700 per can.
If you think that’s a rather outrageous price for a can of soda, wait until you see the next items on our countdown of the most expensive sodas in the world, continuing on the next page.