Hubbly Bubbly The soft drink HUBBLY BUBBLY originated in East London South Africa in 1953. My father, Raymond Chilton was the originator. Obviously I grew up with it in my heart, spending all of my school holidays working in the factory because I wanted to. After passing matric and fulfilling my national service commitment I joined the business. The soft drink business is not highly profitable and by the end of 1974 we did not have the financial wherewithal any more to continue to hold Coca Cola at bay. We therefore sold our equipment and closed up. In 1983 I was fortunate to win a motorcycle riding comp. which allowed me a trip to England Where I was able to visit Mr Richard "Dick" Cooper the MD of Hubbly Bubbly GB.