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The Maine Man has been around since 1949 and continues to deliver weekly orders of our soft drinks to homes throughout Northern Ireland.

If you are not a regular customer and would like a delivery *, here are a few choices from our range of flavours.

This would be an one-off order, but if you would prefer a more regular delivery from our full extensive range, please contact us.

To order online, choose from the selection below, follow the process and this will be delivered to your door *

( Payment is via PayPal and please allow at least 7 working days for delivery )

*currently Northern Ireland Postcodes only

The Story So Far…


The Harkness family established a soft drinks business, Braid Mineral Water Co., in Ballymena in 1919. The founder’s son, John Harkness, decided to branch out on his own in 1949 and formed Maine Soft Drinks. In 1959 the business relocated to its current premises in Ballymoney.


The company is still owned by the Harkness family and is now into its 4th generation.


For many years the business focussed on household deliveries and ‘The Maine Man’ and his delivery van has been well known throughout Northern Ireland. Favourite flavours in glass bottles include Sarsaparilla, Brown Lemonade and Cloudy Limeade.


The company has expanded and branched out in different ways including supplying to supermarkets and contact bottling. We are also exporting to various companies on the UK Mainland. Regardless of expansion the doorstep delivery side of the business is still very important, with over 40,000 homes supplied on a weekly / fortnightly basis.


Maine Soft Drinks employs over 100 people, half of which are based in Ballymoney and the other half spread throughout the province in depots located in Lurgan, Belfast and L’Derry.


What our

Customers say
  • These are the best soft drinks I have ever experienced
  • These surely are the tasty treats I remember from my childhood!
  • Keep serving those tasty drinks

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Maine Soft Drinks

Maine Soft Drinks