The State Government has today announced the return of an iconic SA drinks brand, with Halls set to be back on shelves for the first time in 23 years.
Drinks such as Halls Lemonade, Lemon Twist and Fruita are anticipated to be available by Christmas, in classic glass bottles.
The announcement of the return, and a $500,000 State Government funding package, was made at their Willunga facility, which previously served as the site for the production of MOJO Kombucha.
Five former staff are currently on site, however the business expects to expand to 15 within the coming year per demand for Halls’ products.
Premier Peter Malinauskas said it is a great trip down memory lane.
“I, like many South Australians have fond memories of Halls soft drinks, and I know many will leap at the chance to get another taste of Fruita, Lemon Twist or Halls Lemonade,” Mr Malinauskas said.
“I’m very pleased my government can play a role in helping re-establish this icon, in a key part of our state, creating jobs and industry.”
Member for Mawson Leon Bignell said the local production in Willunga is set to have a huge impact.
“Our local region is known around the world as a premium producer of food and beverages. Our area has it all, from the top quality Fleurieu Milk products, to more than 100 premium red and white wine producers and more than a dozen brewers and distillers,” Mr Bignell said.
“And now, with Halls coming to Willunga, we have the Lemon Twist to add to the local gin, lemonade to go with a local stout and Fruita which is perfect on its own any time of the day.”