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RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/08/13 21:52:27 (permalink)
Is there still a White Rock soda brand?
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RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/08/13 22:16:21 (permalink)
Is Bubble-Up and Ski still around?
I liked Squirt which I haven't seen for years
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RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/08/13 23:04:11 (permalink)
jvsmom, I grew up in Colorado Springs and we had a pop shoppe that was attatched to a Loaf and Jug convenience store. I remember looking for returnables to trade in for full sodas in the summertime.
You're right about them having soooo many flavors that it was hard to choose. I havn't seen any stores around for 20 years or more.




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RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/08/17 14:13:23 (permalink)
When I was a kid I used to drink this bubble gum flavored soda made by Fago. It was pink. Does anyone else remember that?
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RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/08/17 14:38:55 (permalink)
"It's Cott to be good!"

Fresca -- I know it's back, but is it the same as it was in the old days?

Birch beer (I'm from Connecticut).

And...Pepsi Light -- it was like a diet Pepsi with a twist of lemon. I think it was taken off the market in the U.S. because of saccharine. Saw it some vending machines in Mexico about 10 years ago....it was in a robin's egg blue can, with yellow writing.
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RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/08/17 14:48:32 (permalink)
Grandpa Grafs root beer...better than A&W.
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RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/08/17 15:36:37 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Scarlett

Is Bubble-Up and Ski still around?
I liked Squirt which I haven't seen for years


Just bought some Squirt yesterday!! We buy it all the time. The SO loves it!!
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RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/08/17 18:54:06 (permalink)
Old TAB, not the new version that is out there now.

and

Tropicana Diet Orange Soda, this one came out for a short time last year, the stores around here could never keep it in stock, and then it went POOF.
I called the customer service number and was told it wasn't selling so they pulled it off the market. BAH HUMBUG!!!
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RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/08/17 19:36:47 (permalink)
As a kid I loved the original recipe Royal Crown Cola. I loved the value of a full 12 ounce bottle for a dime and was outraged when it went up to 12 cents...what audacity! As many have stated about their favorites, my love went out the window as soon as corn syrup began replacing cane sugar. Today's RC Cola bears no resemblance to the original product.

I also enjoyed the original Dr. Pepper but have the same complaint. Sure these products are still around but are a shadow of what they once were. As a result, I do not drink much soda anymore. My current favorite beverage is iced tea sans sweetener.
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RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/08/18 14:27:42 (permalink)
I love Ice tea, growing up we used the liquid saccharin sweetner, then it "caused" cancer and it went away for a while, now it is back but I have switched to the pink stuff!!

Equal, YUCK
Splenda, YUCK

Sweet & Low, YUMMY!!

I guess I am truly a child of the seventies
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RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/08/18 14:32:19 (permalink)
Most sodas now use corn syrup instead of sugar.That makes a huge difference.I bought some soda made in mexico, who still uses sugar, and what a difference!!!It even holds its fizz for days....And Coke made in Mexico is soooooooo much better.Has that old "burn"going down that I loved years ago.
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RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/08/22 11:02:54 (permalink)
Faygo's bright pink Bubble Gum soda was unique in that it was the one soda pop I simply could not finish. Maybe if I still had my preadolescent tastebuds.... but my adult tastebuds found it way too sweet.

My favorite longlost pops--
Dr Bob's Vitamin-Enriched Tangerine Soda was a Chicago product of the early 90s. The nutrition info label was incredible-- a soda that gave you zinc?!?!?!?!?!? The taste was like an orange seltzer, very pleasing to the adult palate.
Rondo was Schweppes' 1978 entry in the Golden Girl/Sundrop/Hillbilly Juice/Mountain Dew category. "Rondo SLAMS DOWN THIRST!" was the theme as they tried to market as a macho soda.

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RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/08/22 20:18:06 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Scarlett

Is Bubble-Up and Ski still around?



Both still are.
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RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/08/25 18:10:46 (permalink)
Ski is fairly popular in Southwestern Indiana. It is bottled locally by the double cola folks. It must be a little chaeper than the more popular drinks. I see it frequently at church functions and at the local ball parks.

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RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/08/25 18:13:21 (permalink)
I remember ROOTIor ROOTI TOOTI Beer, again with a bear on the label,
Anyone?
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RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/08/25 19:21:17 (permalink)
fabulousoyster: Shasta makes a pineapple soda that's available, as are some nehi flavors, in Louisiana. My favorite Nehi was peach.

kayteedee: Regular Fresca tastes the same as always to me, though around my house we seem to like the new [peach & black cherry] flavors also. Fresca is the only diet drink my wife will touch.
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RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/08/25 19:40:39 (permalink)
Ort-We've always had a soda called 'Cactus Cooler' out here on the left coast. It's an orange/pineapple flavor. I'll have to check who makes it. Does that sound like the one from Canada Dry?
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RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/08/26 23:10:09 (permalink)
YES to the "old" Coke burn! And in the original glass bottle, if you pleasm.

In some parts of Europe they call Diet Coke "Coke Light".

I'm a Pibb fan, from way back. It's getting really hard to find, here in the south...
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RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/08/30 14:51:38 (permalink)
I miss the following that are no longer made:

1. Frosty Root Beer
2. Nehi Grape
3. Anderson's Birch Beer
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RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/08/30 15:26:24 (permalink)
Living here in Arizona, we don't get Nehi. I remember in Indianapolis, I dearly loved the cream sodas, both yellow and red.

Someone said something about a nasty thing sold as a beverage. Our daughter was in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia during Desert Storm. When she came home, she brought us a can of Arabian Pepsi, but cautioned us not to drink it. Well, I got desparate one day and opened it and tried a sip. That had to be the worst stuff I ever had in my mouth. It made me want tro find a skunk to bite to get the taste out of my mouth. A funny story, once my mom wanted to buy some Schweppe's Ginger Beer at the A&P near us. She got a new teeny-bopper checker, who informed my mom she couldn't ring it up. My mom explained that it was a soft drink, and that it was what they called ginger ale in England. We finally had to have the manager come over and ring up the sale. We could hear him chewing the girl out all the way out of the store.
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RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/08/30 16:34:58 (permalink)
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Originally posted by cajunking


Tropicana Diet Orange Soda, this one came out for a short time last year, the stores around here could never keep it in stock, and then it went POOF.
I called the customer service number and was told it wasn't selling so they pulled it off the market. BAH HUMBUG!!!


Cajunking, are you talking about Tropicana SugarFree Orange Ade which comes in a can? I still drink this all the time, but it has no caffeine and is non-carbonated.

I used to like Diet Slice Mandarin Orange soda. When it first came out, it had 10% real orange juice and was great. Then as usual they changed the formula and messed up a great product and it went away.

Then I switched to Diet Orange Crush and it was discontinued. But I am happy now with both diet Sunkist orange soda and Tropicana SugarFree Orange Ade.
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RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/08/30 17:30:22 (permalink)
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Living here in Arizona, we don't get Nehi. I remember in Indianapolis, I dearly loved the cream sodas, both yellow and red.

Someone said something about a nasty thing sold as a beverage. Our daughter was in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia during Desert Storm. When she came home, she brought us a can of Arabian Pepsi, but cautioned us not to drink it. Well, I got desparate one day and opened it and tried a sip. That had to be the worst stuff I ever had in my mouth. It made me want tro find a skunk to bite to get the taste out of my mouth. A funny story, once my mom wanted to buy some Schweppe's Ginger Beer at the A&P near us. She got a new teeny-bopper checker, who informed my mom she couldn't ring it up. My mom explained that it was a soft drink, and that it was what they called ginger ale in England. We finally had to have the manager come over and ring up the sale. We could hear him chewing the girl out all the way out of the store.
I'll bet that Pepsi was made with desalinated water - in Saudi there is very, very little fresh water and nearly all of it is produced in desalination plants - problem is desalinated water has an unbelievably wretched taste.
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RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/08/30 18:10:30 (permalink)
Miss the small chocolate Brownie drink ice cold out of a ice water cooler!!! Yahoo does nothing for me in comparison. Also, a small bottle of Grapette. That was gone long ago. As for cola drinks, I believe Canada Dry made one call Jamacian Cola that had some carbonated snap to it. Find I only like colas that have additional flavor in them but for most part just make strong Luzianne ice tea for a real thrist quencer!
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RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/08/31 13:16:19 (permalink)
Barney, I miss Grapette too. I remember when they took it off the market because of the purple dye, then made it with a coloring that turned it gray. The color alone turned me off and I stopped buying it. And it didn't taste the same. I bought some Faygo grape but that was a poor imitation. Those little bottles of the original stuff--I'd pay good money for them if they'd start making it again.
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RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/08/31 14:59:29 (permalink)
Kick
It was a Mountain Dew clone that wasn't as sweet--made by Royal Crown, I think.

I remember a donkey being on the bottle.
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RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/09/02 00:46:00 (permalink)
Anyone remember Ki-Ora ? it was nominally a New Zealand product, fruity/creamy flavours as I recall - whether bottled in NZ or merely licensed to Canada I don't know, but it was distributed in Central Canada somtime in the late 60's/early 70's.

Also Bull's Eye Ginger Ale - very gingery.

Also Canada Dry's not too sweet Tropical Punch - it may have been called something else.

Alsp Grape Crush -a coke hour favorite at summer camp in VT. Is it still made by any chance ?
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RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/09/02 01:33:00 (permalink)
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Originally posted by MikeS.

Fresno had calandra Bros. bottling and they several of their own fruit flavors. Boy were they good. Years after they went out of business I met one of the daughters, Linda Calandra, and we had a great time reminessing about the sodas her family made.

MikeS.


Calandra was great! I have a picture of myself at about 4 yrs old clutching a Calandra bottle... in fact..I found a bottle at a local antique store...had to buy it... it now sits in my kitchen as a reminder of the good old days.
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RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/09/03 18:42:22 (permalink)
Simba

Early 70's or late 60's, CocaCola's short lived answer to Mountain Dew, with a lion's head on the bottle.
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RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/09/03 19:02:03 (permalink)
Not a discontinued soft drink but Nehi grape and orange was one of my favorites in my youth. Although not widely available, I found it yesterday at the Mast General Store which just opened recently in downtown Knoxville. They had them cold in a cooler.

http://www.cityofknoxville.org/Press_Releases/Content/2006/0817.asp


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RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/09/06 17:02:44 (permalink)
Jockey52:
Grape Crush is still being sold, at least in Northern Virginia.
It is in the soda section with Orange Crush, Dad's Root Beer, and Stewart's sodas.

Speaking of flavored sodas, there was a brand called "Crass" in the '70s that made excellent grape and orange.

And don't forget this great little concoction:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tahiti_Treat
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