Costco usually stocks various HANSEN's
flavors (by the case)
One old flavor I haven't seen in a generation is/wasMission Orange
. It may be just the memories of 50 years fading or other stuff like that, but Mission Orange
was a favorite of mine - way back when!
Someone commented on the 16oz glass bottles. In the late 70's, I hadn't seen a returnable bottle for ages by then, we relocated to Southern Indiana and all of a sudden we were surrounded by both Coke and Pepsi products in the tall 16oz returnables. (Dr Pepper and Big Red and others also) Those tall 'stretch' bottles got so nice and cold so quickly in the refrigerator. They were sold in 8-packs with (around here) a 10 cent deposit on each bottle.
A few years later they disappeared and suddenly we had the squat-fat-disposable 16oz bottle, with the plastic-foam label that was the backbone of vending sales for a long time. I got kind of used to the the way those bottles 'fit' my hand...but they took a lot longer than the tall bottles to get cold. At first they were glass, but shortly after their introduction they changed to the plastic bottle.
The the 20 oz was introduced...and the vending price shot up to a buck. Nowadays the size varies so much you have to look closely and know your metric conversion tables to do any comparison!! We tend to buy the 24oz size when they are on sale--frequently around here-- or just stay with the cans which are always 'cheap'. I pass on the 16.9oz (metric size the half-litre)
Like the attachment to certain flavors that are now long gone... the container and the size of the 'bottle' are links to our 'earlier years', and I enjoy reliving those memories when I can.