Rose's products are used around the world to add a special flavour to food and drink.
Back in the days of tall ships with wind-filled sails, Britannia ruled the waves, and a long ocean voyage often meant a death sentence for weary sailors. Scurvy was the scourge of the seven seas, killing more sailors than storms and foreign navies combined.
Rose's lime prevented that disease, and though the sailors grumbled a little about losing their rum, it wasn't long before sweetened juice from Rose's West Indian limes was a shipboard staple.
In 1901, the first bottle of Rose's arrived in the United States, introducing the brand's great taste and distinctive label to a whole new nation. After World War II, the brand saw a period of spectacular growth, and was eventually acquired by Schweppes in 1957. When Cadbury Schweppes acquired Mott's in 1982, Rose's moved across the ocean to join the Mott's family. The product line thrived under Mott's management, adding Rose's Grenadine to its line up. Even before the addition of Rose's Cocktail Infusions in 2003, the brand had grown to be used in more mixed drinks than any other non-alcoholic ingredient.
Today, Rose's is part of Canada Dry Mott's, a subsidiary of Plano, Texas-based
Dr Pepper Snapple Group, an integrated refreshment beverage business marketing more than 50 beverage brands throughout North America.