Icey Ike, The Ice-illated Drink

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scrumptiouschef
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Icey Ike, The Ice-illated Drink - Sat, 01/19/13 4:03 PM
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A vintage soda pop. Ran across an ad for it and am intrigued. Who's had it? Any information appreciated, hot links to company history etc.
 
BTW great logo with a happy hillbilly sprawled out in a snow field drinking a cup of the stuff.

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Re:Icey Ike, The Ice-illated Drink - Sat, 01/19/13 4:24 PM
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Doing a Google search, I came across this.  I have no idea if it is related, though the second picture shows the name on the machine.
http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/23902-wilch-icey-ike-slushie-machine

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Re:Icey Ike, The Ice-illated Drink - Sun, 01/20/13 1:11 PM
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Icey-Ike seems to be Eastern Kentucky's  answer to the Slush-Puppy, Icee, Slurpee etc.  The Icey-Ike Sales Corporation was started in 1969 and by 1970 had 10 locations in and around Middlesboro, KY.  By 1973 folks were selling their Icey-Ike machines at "sacrifice" prices, which leads me to believe Icey-Ike didn't last very long and were pushed out by the more familiar competitors.

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Re:Icey Ike, The Ice-illated Drink - Sun, 01/20/13 1:29 PM
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Holy cow, got a hot link to that info? I need it for an article I'm working on. thanks

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Re:Icey Ike, The Ice-illated Drink - Sun, 01/20/13 3:24 PM

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Re:Icey Ike, The Ice-illated Drink - Sun, 01/20/13 6:03 PM
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thanks for all the hotlinks, grew up 30 miles from Middlesboro and never heard of the stuff til I stumbled upon an ad on Tumblr.