Chinotto is produced from the juice of the fruit of the myrtle-leaved orange tree, but it wasn’t until the 1950s that Chinotto soda was invented. This refreshing drink remains extremely popular in Italy and Malta. The beverage is dark in color, similar to Coca-Cola. The flavor is not as sweet as Coca-Cola, but rather a bittersweet/refreshing taste. Chinotto soda dates back to the 1950s and is produced in Italy by several companies. It is mostly consumed in Italy and Malta.