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chewingthefat

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Upper 10 Mon, 03/10/08 6:01 PM (permalink)
One of my favorites as a kid...Lemon Lime, plenty of fizz, is it still out there?
 
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    John In Seattle

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    RE: Upper 10 Tue, 03/18/08 3:06 PM (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by chewingthefat

    One of my favorites as a kid...Lemon Lime, plenty of fizz, is it still out there?


    A quick google search yields a yes!

    http://www.rccolainternational.com/brands_upper10.aspx
     
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      mayor al

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      RE: Upper 10 Tue, 03/18/08 10:22 PM (permalink)

      Thanks for posting the link. I see that Upper 10 is now 'owned' by Cott Beverages. I don't know who owned it back in the 1950's but it was my step-fathers mix of choice for his nightly "Hi-Ball".
       
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        NYNM

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        RE: Upper 10 Wed, 03/19/08 12:05 PM (permalink)
        Isn't lemon-lime sort of the same as 7-up. I say that because the phrase 7 up has no meaning at all, but lemon-lime sure does.

        Even "Sprite" is evocative, so I never could figure out the "7-up" stuff. I'm sure it had some meaning when it was invented, but that was before my time.
         
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          mayor al

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          RE: Upper 10 Sat, 03/22/08 8:05 PM (permalink)
          NYNM
          With minor taste variations Upper 10-7UP-Sprite-Lemon Lime...and probably a bunch more fit in the same catagory as sweet, clear mixers. Double Bubble was another I recall from my youth. Slice was close (in the original flavor), but seemed less bubblie.
           
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            uncledaveyo

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            RE: Upper 10 Sat, 03/22/08 8:16 PM (permalink)
            7-Up is a far catchier name than "Bib-label lithiated lemon-lime soda," its original name due to the fact the original formulation had lithium in it.
             
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              mayor al

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              RE: Upper 10 Sat, 03/22/08 8:51 PM (permalink)
              hmmm, The original recipe sounds tastie!
               
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                chewingthefat

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                RE: Upper 10 Sun, 03/23/08 11:25 AM (permalink)
                quote:
                Originally posted by uncledaveyo

                7-Up is a far catchier name than "Bib-label lithiated lemon-lime soda," its original name due to the fact the original formulation had lithium in it.


                The original Coke had Cocaine in it.
                 
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                  uncledaveyo

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                  RE: Upper 10 Sun, 03/23/08 12:55 PM (permalink)
                  I loved the fizz in Upper 10 - and it always seemed less bland than 7 up. Maybe it had drugs in it also. Kidding.
                   
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                    WVCitySlicker

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                    RE: Upper 10 Sun, 03/23/08 1:20 PM (permalink)
                    Back in the mid 70's I worked at a 24 hour convenience store, we sold Upper Ten and it was maufactured by RC (Royal Crown Cola) - I hardly ever drink a carbonated beverage now unless I get it at the health food store and it's sweetened with cane sugar instead of the dreaded HFCS (High Fructose Corn Syrup). If you GOOGLE "dangers of high fructose corn syrup" and see how it's made and what it does to your red and white blood cells you'll start reading your ingredient labels on everything more carefully...........
                     
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