sunshine bottling company

1917: Havana, Cuba

A mule drawn, wooden wagon arrives at a popular cafeteria in Havana, Cuba. This wagon delivered the first four cases of a new soft drink, Ironbeer, that would soon be called “The National Beverage.”

Late 1950’s

In the late 1950’s when the Cuban Government was overtaken by their new leader Fidel Castro, just like many other Cuban companies, Ironbeer moved to Miami, Florida.

Early 1960’s: Miami, FL

In the early 1960’s a man with a vision, Pedro Blanco, became the owner of Ironbeer. When Blanco took over the company, he immediately doubled sales and income within the first year, but his dream was still not completely fulfilled…

1991: The Expansion

In 1991, Blanco started traveling the United States to find equipment to build a soft drink manufacturing company. His dream was to produce his own line of sodas and Maltas at the company, now called, Sunshine Bottling Company.

The Birth Of Sunchy Nectars

Shortly thereafter, a company by the name of Tropicana came to visit Blanco and contracted him to produce canned juices for them. Being the savvy business man that he was, it was an offer that he couldn’t refuse. Blanco produced

1995: Sunchy Maltas

As the company grew, Blanco added his own line of sodas and Malta’s to the Sunshine Bottling Collection.

1995: One Of a Kind

As of 1995, Sunshine Bottling Co. became the only beverage manufacturing facility in the Eastern United States with the ability to produce cold packed and hot-filled products in cans and tunnel-pasteurized Malta’s in glass and cans, as well as other

2005: A Family Business

In 2005, Blanco promoted his son, Carlos Blanco, to President of Sunshine Bottling Co.. He also made his loyal and longtime assistant, Teresa Trujillo, Vice-President. At this time Carlos took over the management of the company.

2007: Private Label Manufacturing Begins

In 2007, Teresa started a Private Label Department with the guidance of Blanco, and the direction of Carlos – offering private label manufacturing services to companies nationwide.

2011: The End of An Era

Sadly, Blanco passed away in 2011, leaving Carlos the sole owner and President of the company – instilling the dedication and heritage of the Sunshine brand as a family-owned business.

Present Day

Today, Sunshine Bottling manufactures not only their diverse line of branded products such as Ironbeer and Lanio Sodas, Sunchy Nectars, and Sunchy Maltas, but also a plethora of private label products for companies such as Bacardi, Sedanos, CVS, Winn-Dixie, Libby’s