Icey Ike, The Ice-illated Drink

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scrumptiouschef
Double Cheeseburger
2013/01/19 16:03:15
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.
6star
Filet Mignon
Re:Icey Ike, The Ice-illated Drink 2013/01/19 16:24:19
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
Treetop Tom
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Re:Icey Ike, The Ice-illated Drink 2013/01/20 13:11:03
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.
scrumptiouschef
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Re:Icey Ike, The Ice-illated Drink 2013/01/20 13:29:02
Holy cow, got a hot link to that info? I need it for an article I'm working on. thanks
Treetop Tom
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Re:Icey Ike, The Ice-illated Drink 2013/01/20 15:24:18
scrumptiouschef
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Re:Icey Ike, The Ice-illated Drink 2013/01/20 18:03:02
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.