Originally posted by the ancient mariner
Correct me if I am wrong, but my memory says that Seltzer was
a Jewish thing. I lived in Brooklyn and then in Far Rockaway as
a kid. Both neighborhoods were mostly Jewish and the Seltzer
truck made deliveries only to Jewish homes. I do not remember any
of the gentile families buying Seltzer. Am I right? Or does my
memory deceive me ?????????????????
Growing up in Bklyn I remember it too. Green bottles with clunky spigots, no? Since I am Irish Catholic + Italian + German, we did not get any, but neighbors did. In fact my first association, on seeing the thread was: yes, a Jewish favorite, as many of you note. Like traditional Chinese food. It's so funny, you can grow up in a "mixed" neighborhood and know all the kids' food from being at their house, but your own mother would never cross ethnic lines in her ow shopping and preparations!
Does anyone know why it is a Jewish favorite?