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(The Atlantic)   Prohibition resulted in pop becoming more popular and prescient than booze--a feat that companies like Pepsi and Dr. Pepper have maintained to this very day   (theatlantic.com ) divider line
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2013-11-09 11:31:37 PM  
I have a Sodastream machine in the kitchen. Does that make me a fizzy-drink Walter White?
 
2013-11-09 11:32:23 PM  

findthefish: Fresca and gin for the win!

/If you say pop you are an alien to me.


When people say "soda", it makes me think of Arm & Hammer baking SODA in a glass of water. BLEAGHH!
 
2013-11-09 11:37:16 PM  
I'm a Pepper.
 
2013-11-09 11:38:44 PM  

Psycat: 1.  Is there a Mrs. Pibb?

2.  In Holland and Germany, the Coke bottles have peoples' names on them like "Marloes" and "Jeroen" as part of a weird ad campaign I don't understand, and half-liter bottles of soda/pop go for upwards of 3.50 Euros or about $5.

3.  I'm thinking of giving up on soda/pop because it's a stupid habit like posting on Fark.


That's an easy one to quit, so many other options.

/i'm talking about Fark
 
2013-11-09 11:40:41 PM  

Tanukis_Parachute: I'm a Pepper.


HE'S a Pepper...
 
2013-11-09 11:41:43 PM  
One thing that sucks about being on the road is that when I work gigs, I drink a lot of unhealthy soda pop because the caffeine and sugar keep me going.  Recently, I've been to Kansas, Holland, Germany, and Russia, so I've been drinking a lot more of the carbonated crap water than usual.  Except for a small gig in Chicago in a week or so, I finally get to stay home for a while at least through Xmas, so it's a good time to wean myself off the high-fructose corn-syrup-based stuff in favor of tea and fruit juices.  It's also a good time to start hitting the local farmers' market since I can buy perishables without them rotting while I'm away.

/seriously, I have to start eating better
//and not wasting time on Fark
///and swimming more
////and with enough gigs, I can finally take the live-aboard diving trip I've wanted for years
 
2013-11-09 11:44:01 PM  

Psycat: 1.  Is there a Mrs. Pibb?


With the legalization of gay marriage, there are in fact now two Mr. Pibbs.
 
2013-11-09 11:46:55 PM  

TV's Vinnie: findthefish: Fresca and gin for the win!

/If you say pop you are an alien to me.

When people say "soda", it makes me think of Arm & Hammer baking SODA in a glass of water. BLEAGHH!


I think of club soda.
 
2013-11-09 11:47:05 PM  
I'm drinking pop right now and I can see the future.
 
2013-11-09 11:49:04 PM  
I've lost significant weight without feeling deprived, by drinking cane sugar soda in a 44 oz. cup of ice. I only fill the cup with the soda half-way, and I let the ice dilute it slowly.  One cup like this lasts me from 8 AM to 6 or 7 PM, replacing 3-4 cans of the straight stuff. The drink is mostly cola-flavored ice water after only the first hour, but enough flavor remains that I don't mind. Sipping the ice water all day keeps me hydrated and less apt to snack. And it doesn't give me hunger pangs like diet soda did, so i don't make up the difference with candy bars. Just that, and taking the stairs going up, instead of the elevator, and I dropped an easy fifteen pounds in 5 weeks.

Try it, can;t hurt. Pro tip: the gas station where I get the cup does the ice refills for free.
 
2013-11-09 11:51:49 PM  

skantea: Psycat: 1.  Is there a Mrs. Pibb?

2.  In Holland and Germany, the Coke bottles have peoples' names on them like "Marloes" and "Jeroen" as part of a weird ad campaign I don't understand, and half-liter bottles of soda/pop go for upwards of 3.50 Euros or about $5.

3.  I'm thinking of giving up on soda/pop because it's a stupid habit like posting on Fark.

That's an easy one to quit, so many other options.

/i'm talking about Fark


I mostly go on Fark when I'm bored out of my skull.  I still have a couple hundred pictures from the Essen Spiel toy show to edit and post on my website, but I've been putting it off due to laziness and dental issues.  When I'm having a lazy day, it's tempting to Fark away time on Fark and other pointless sites like Topix and 4chan.  On the plus side, I did get one small thing accomplished...

farm3.staticflickr.com
 
2013-11-09 11:53:52 PM  

SavageWombat: Psycat: 1.  Is there a Mrs. Pibb?

With the legalization of gay marriage, there are in fact now two Mr. Pibbs.


That's fabbulous!
 
2013-11-09 11:58:35 PM  

Psycat: SavageWombat: Psycat: 1.  Is there a Mrs. Pibb?

With the legalization of gay marriage, there are in fact now two Mr. Pibbs.

That's fabbulous!


I read that as tabbulous.
 
2013-11-09 11:59:00 PM  
Pop is a verb, not a noun.  But if you use carbonated beverages as a mixer, they become more pop-u-lars-ulrich
 
2013-11-10 12:00:01 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: flucto: Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: WTF is pop?

And why the fark is "prescient" cromulent for the headline?

I came in to ask both of these questions.  WTF, subs?

 
2013-11-10 12:01:26 AM  
You gotta stop drinking that clairvoyance-free booze, subby
 
2013-11-10 12:03:59 AM  
BTW, "prescient"? The only thing I can foresee when drinking fizzy drinks is my widening waistline.  I wonder if Subby was just trying to inundate us under a phalanx of egregiously prolix and sesquipedalian verbosity to lend a simulacrum of verisimilitude to the assertion that he's just more perspicacious than the rest of us, amirite?
 
2013-11-10 12:04:36 AM  

revelcoot: Gyrfalcon: I wonder what word subby was really going for? There's no nearby word in the dictionary that even makes sense.

Yeah, that seems to be the prevalent question in this thread


I think he was going for the "present" part of omnipresent. Prolly shoulda stuck with the more awesome "ubiquitous"
 
2013-11-10 12:06:30 AM  
I bet subby soda not see that coming.

/I'll see myself out.
 
2013-11-10 12:07:05 AM  

oukewldave: TV's Vinnie: findthefish: Fresca and gin for the win!

/If you say pop you are an alien to me.

When people say "soda", it makes me think of Arm & Hammer baking SODA in a glass of water. BLEAGHH!

I think of club soda.


I think of Coke, Pepsi, etc cuz I speak American and not some bizarre Western NY/Ohio argot
 
2013-11-10 12:07:19 AM  

Psycat: skantea: Psycat: 1.  Is there a Mrs. Pibb?

2.  In Holland and Germany, the Coke bottles have peoples' names on them like "Marloes" and "Jeroen" as part of a weird ad campaign I don't understand, and half-liter bottles of soda/pop go for upwards of 3.50 Euros or about $5.

3.  I'm thinking of giving up on soda/pop because it's a stupid habit like posting on Fark.

That's an easy one to quit, so many other options.

/i'm talking about Fark

I mostly go on Fark when I'm bored out of my skull.  I still have a couple hundred pictures from the Essen Spiel toy show to edit and post on my website, but I've been putting it off due to laziness and dental issues.  When I'm having a lazy day, it's tempting to Fark away time on Fark and other pointless sites like Topix and 4chan.  On the plus side, I did get one small thing accomplished...

[farm3.staticflickr.com image 640x360]


That's a...what the fark is that?  Anyhoo, i'm trying to stop commenting on Gawker but gawdamm it's a fun place to have a fight.  I think it's because there are a bunch of millennials there that swear they possess all of the knowledge of the ages and NEVER, EVER look anything up before opening their yaps.
 
2013-11-10 12:10:03 AM  
Come to think of it, this was a master trollicious headline. Nice work subs
 
2013-11-10 12:11:30 AM  

skantea: Psycat: skantea: Psycat: 1.  Is there a Mrs. Pibb?

2.  In Holland and Germany, the Coke bottles have peoples' names on them like "Marloes" and "Jeroen" as part of a weird ad campaign I don't understand, and half-liter bottles of soda/pop go for upwards of 3.50 Euros or about $5.

3.  I'm thinking of giving up on soda/pop because it's a stupid habit like posting on Fark.

That's an easy one to quit, so many other options.

/i'm talking about Fark

I mostly go on Fark when I'm bored out of my skull.  I still have a couple hundred pictures from the Essen Spiel toy show to edit and post on my website, but I've been putting it off due to laziness and dental issues.  When I'm having a lazy day, it's tempting to Fark away time on Fark and other pointless sites like Topix and 4chan.  On the plus side, I did get one small thing accomplished...

[farm3.staticflickr.com image 640x360]

That's a...what the fark is that?  Anyhoo, i'm trying to stop commenting on Gawker but gawdamm it's a fun place to have a fight.  I think it's because there are a bunch of millennials there that swear they possess all of the knowledge of the ages and NEVER, EVER look anything up before opening their yaps.


That's a maze, one of my newfangled railroad or linear mazes.  I've created a ton of them, but unfortunately I have a habit of making my mazes too difficult for the average person to figure out.  It's just a weird sideline to my full-time artist career.

BTW, I never got into Gawker.  Topix is frustrating enough as about 40% of it is the tinfoil hat-wearing religious nut brigade and it's just as frustrating debating with them as trying to prove to an institutionalized schizo that he isn't Napoleon.  Going to places like Fark and Topix is just a carry-over habit of mine from when the Internet was new and the level of discourse was a bit higher.  I probably should save my literary efforts for the time-travel novel I started years ago but never seem to finish...
 
2013-11-10 12:17:59 AM  
Due to where I was raised, N. Illinois, I say pop but like "soda" better. I also dislike that I call my dad's sister an ant instead of an aunt like people from New Englad say.

/seems too weird to try to correct how I speak at this point.
//also think we should all use y'all. It's a fantastic word and beats the hell outta "you guys". I don't use it, but I like it.
 
2013-11-10 12:20:40 AM  
I love Coke Zero... Tastes great, zero calories, and with the added bonus of causing certain people (who usually don't seem very healthy) to come up and tell me how bad aspartame and all the other "chemicals" in diet soda are.
 
2013-11-10 12:26:06 AM  
BTW, if you ever look closely at the soda/pop vending machines outside of large supermarkets, you'll notice that of the 50 selections there are, about 40 are some tired variation of a cola beverage (e.g. Zero Calorie, Caffeine-Free RC Cola Xtreme), about 9 buttons are for some tired variation on Mountain Dew for the tweaker crowd, and maybe 1 button for something truly offbeat like Tahitian Treat or root beer.  I'm apparently one of the 0.^A% who picks that button.

/I'm also one of the 0.^A% who regularly votes for third parties
//and I'm left-handed
///and I'm one of a handful of people in the world who do my bizarro genre of art professionally
 
2013-11-10 12:26:08 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Snapper Carr: Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: WTF is pop?

[i.imgur.com image 850x508]

They forgot "Dope".  As in, "Hey, hand me a Dope."  I kid you not, that's the word my grandmother and her siblings used in Middle Georgia (think Middle Earth, with rednecks in place of hobbits).  I've also heard of it in other areas of the South (the Virginia Piedmont, Coastal North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina).


Until the 'teens, cola drinks were thought of as a medicinal item, mixed up to order by druggists and used as pick-me-ups. They no longer contained cocaine, but were the successors to 19th century patent stimulants like wine of coca, which did contain cocaine. The name "dope" recalled those days.
 
2013-11-10 12:32:33 AM  
What sort of developmentally-disabled butthole-fingering-finger-sniffer approved this wet fart of a headline?

Oh.

Yes.

Fark dot com.

Yes of course.
 
2013-11-10 12:39:00 AM  
Plus, nobody hurts and nobody dies.
 
2013-11-10 12:40:21 AM  
Prohibition resulted in pop becoming more popular and prescient than booze

No, I believe it was the addition of spice that did that.

/must flow
 
2013-11-10 12:44:14 AM  
www.traditionalmusic.co.uk
 
2013-11-10 12:44:57 AM  

Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: WTF is pop?


Coke. They mean Coke.
 
2013-11-10 12:45:09 AM  
i upped my meds-up yours:  Until the 'teens, cola drinks were thought of as a medicinal item, mixed up to order by druggists and used as pick-me-ups. They no longer contained cocaine, but were the successors to 19th century patent stimulants like wine of coca, which did contain cocaine. The name "dope" recalled those days.

D.W. Griffith made a movie about the destructiveness of a fictional soft drink called "Dopokoke" that was laced with cocaine.  Not that it was inspired by Coca-Cola or anything like that.  "For His Son" made in 1912:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0002190/
 
2013-11-10 12:50:00 AM  

Damnhippyfreak: Plus, nobody hurts and nobody dies.


Great tune. That's going to zoom over more than a few heads
 
2013-11-10 12:55:30 AM  

ghare: Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: WTF is pop?

Coke. They mean Coke.


cocaine? destructive distilate of coal? Coca Cola™?
 
2013-11-10 01:02:03 AM  

Bucky Katt: [www.traditionalmusic.co.uk image 850x415]


Psycat: BTW, if you ever look closely at the soda/pop vending machines outside of large supermarkets, you'll notice that of the 50 selections there are, about 40 are some tired variation of a cola beverage (e.g. Zero Calorie, Caffeine-Free RC Cola Xtreme), about 9 buttons are for some tired variation on Mountain Dew for the tweaker crowd, and maybe 1 button for something truly offbeat like Tahitian Treat or root beer.  I'm apparently one of the 0.^A% who picks that button.

/I'm also one of the 0.^A% who regularly votes for third parties
//and I'm left-handed
///and I'm one of a handful of people in the world who do my bizarro genre of art professionally


You think root beer is "truly offbeat"?
 
2013-11-10 01:14:32 AM  
First of all subby Dr. Pepper isn't a company, it is a brand owned by Cadbury Schweppes Americas Beverages, I did some IT work in Northlake IL for them a few years ago. Horrible ass company to ever work for by the way.

Secondly, this has nothing to do with the headline, but Dr. Pepper taste different depending on what part of the country you are in. I learned that working there. Personally I liked the DR. Pepper that was sold in the South more than  like the one that was sold in Chicago. Personally I think if they sold the south's Dr Pepper it would sell more all over, but I guess their research has said certain formulas sell better in some areas.
 
2013-11-10 01:22:18 AM  

Starshines: Bucky Katt: [www.traditionalmusic.co.uk image 850x415]

Psycat: BTW, if you ever look closely at the soda/pop vending machines outside of large supermarkets, you'll notice that of the 50 selections there are, about 40 are some tired variation of a cola beverage (e.g. Zero Calorie, Caffeine-Free RC Cola Xtreme), about 9 buttons are for some tired variation on Mountain Dew for the tweaker crowd, and maybe 1 button for something truly offbeat like Tahitian Treat or root beer.  I'm apparently one of the 0.^A% who picks that button.

/I'm also one of the 0.^A% who regularly votes for third parties
//and I'm left-handed
///and I'm one of a handful of people in the world who do my bizarro genre of art professionally

You think root beer is "truly offbeat"?


It's the most offbeat selection in my example.  Supermarket vending machines usually don't carry Stewart's Key Lime and, oy, try to find a grape Nehi anywhere nowadays.  And I still have fond memories of the Viking Pop Company where I used to live that had really weird flavors like Orange Cream Soda.  Cola-based beverages are for the Pod People (TM), Mountain Dew is for aspiring meth heads, and Dr Pepper is for the hipsters who *think* they're cooler than the coke heads...
 
2013-11-10 01:29:02 AM  

Psycat: ///and I'm one of a handful of people in the world who do my bizarro genre of art professionally


you said that like seven times already. congratulations, but chill out.
 
2013-11-10 01:36:20 AM  

Psycat: Starshines: Bucky Katt: [www.traditionalmusic.co.uk image 850x415]

Psycat: BTW, if you ever look closely at the soda/pop vending machines outside of large supermarkets, you'll notice that of the 50 selections there are, about 40 are some tired variation of a cola beverage (e.g. Zero Calorie, Caffeine-Free RC Cola Xtreme), about 9 buttons are for some tired variation on Mountain Dew for the tweaker crowd, and maybe 1 button for something truly offbeat like Tahitian Treat or root beer.  I'm apparently one of the 0.^A% who picks that button.

/I'm also one of the 0.^A% who regularly votes for third parties
//and I'm left-handed
///and I'm one of a handful of people in the world who do my bizarro genre of art professionally

You think root beer is "truly offbeat"?

It's the most offbeat selection in my example.  Supermarket vending machines usually don't carry Stewart's Key Lime and, oy, try to find a grape Nehi anywhere nowadays.  And I still have fond memories of the Viking Pop Company where I used to live that had really weird flavors like Orange Cream Soda.  Cola-based beverages are for the Pod People (TM), Mountain Dew is for aspiring meth heads, and Dr Pepper is for the hipsters who *think* they're cooler than the coke heads...


Grape Nehi is plentiful here in Chicago, but the other flavors are hard to find. I still have a hard time finding Big Red outside of Indiana. I remember one brand of pop from when I was younger in Chicago. It was sold in 16 oz bottles, had the foam wrap label on the bottle, had a farmer on the label and came in fruit flavors like grape, watermelon and peach.
 
2013-11-10 01:42:40 AM  

Starshines: Bucky Katt: [www.traditionalmusic.co.uk image 850x415]

Psycat: BTW, if you ever look closely at the soda/pop vending machines outside of large supermarkets, you'll notice that of the 50 selections there are, about 40 are some tired variation of a cola beverage (e.g. Zero Calorie, Caffeine-Free RC Cola Xtreme), about 9 buttons are for some tired variation on Mountain Dew for the tweaker crowd, and maybe 1 button for something truly offbeat like Tahitian Treat or root beer.  I'm apparently one of the 0.^A% who picks that button.

/I'm also one of the 0.^A% who regularly votes for third parties
//and I'm left-handed
///and I'm one of a handful of people in the world who do my bizarro genre of art professionally

You think root beer is "truly offbeat"?


huh?
 
2013-11-10 01:45:38 AM  

Psycat: BTW, if you ever look closely at the soda/pop vending machines outside of large supermarkets, you'll notice that of the 50 selections there are, about 40 are some tired variation of a cola beverage (e.g. Zero Calorie, Caffeine-Free RC Cola Xtreme), about 9 buttons are for some tired variation on Mountain Dew for the tweaker crowd, and maybe 1 button for something truly offbeat like Tahitian Treat or root beer.  I'm apparently one of the 0.^A% who picks that button.

/I'm also one of the 0.^A% who regularly votes for third parties
//and I'm left-handed
///and I'm one of a handful of people in the world who do my bizarro genre of art professionally


Well having worked in that business at least 2/3 of coca cola's product on a truck IS coca cola(or a varient like diet, zero, cherry etc) all the sprite, fanta, mello yello, barqs etc is less than 1/3 of thier sales.

About 3/4 of pepsicos stuff on the truck is a Dew variety(diet, livewire, code red etc). Pepsi cola, seirra mist, mug, slice etc is like 1/4 of thier stuff.

At Dr Pepper around 2/3 of the product is a Dr pepper variety(diet, cherry, vanilla etc) maybe 1/3 is RC,7up, A&W,Sunkist, Sundrop, Snapple, etc
 
2013-11-10 01:46:41 AM  
ongbok:
Grape Nehi is plentiful here in Chicago, but the other flavors are hard to find. I still have a hard time finding Big Red outside of Indiana. I remember one brand of pop from when I was younger in Chicago. It was sold in 16 oz bottles, had the foam wrap label on the bottle, had a farmer on the label and came in fruit flavors like grape, watermelon and peach.

Wow, I haven't had a Big Red in years.  That's cool that Grape Nehi is still being made, too.  Don't recall a soda with a farmer on the label, but watermelon soda sounds awesome.  I used to like root beer a lot and I recall there were a lot more brands around, like Dad's or Hires', that seem to have gone away.  I'm glad they still make A & W as I really enjoyed the local A & W Drive-In when I was a kid.  BTW, I might have a gig in Chicago soon, so I'll have to keep Grape Nehi in my mental Rolodex...
 
2013-11-10 01:51:37 AM  
Oldiron_79:
Well having worked in that business at least 2/3 of coca cola's product on a truck IS coca cola(or a varient like diet, zero, cherry etc) all the sprite, fanta, mello yello, barqs etc is less than 1/3 of thier sales.

About 3/4 of pepsicos stuff on the truck is a Dew variety(diet, livewire, code red etc). Pepsi cola, seirra mist, mug, slice etc is like 1/4 of thier stuff.

At Dr Pepper around 2/3 of the product is a Dr pepper variety(diet, cherry, vanilla etc) maybe 1/3 is RC,7up, A&W,Sunkist, Sundrop, Snapple, etc


That is depressing.  I worked a few temp gigs at a local beverage company that made Coke products years ago, and it seemed like Coke dominated their production, but I thought it was my imagination.  BTW, one of the times temping at the bottling company involved me throwing cans of expired pop into a hopper to be crushed and ultimately for the cans to be recycled.  By the end of the day, I was so saturated with pop syrup that you could dip me in a pool full of non-chlorinated water and there'd be drinks for the entire neighborhood...
 
2013-11-10 01:57:45 AM  

Psycat: ongbok:
Grape Nehi is plentiful here in Chicago, but the other flavors are hard to find. I still have a hard time finding Big Red outside of Indiana. I remember one brand of pop from when I was younger in Chicago. It was sold in 16 oz bottles, had the foam wrap label on the bottle, had a farmer on the label and came in fruit flavors like grape, watermelon and peach.

Wow, I haven't had a Big Red in years.  That's cool that Grape Nehi is still being made, too.  Don't recall a soda with a farmer on the label, but watermelon soda sounds awesome.  I used to like root beer a lot and I recall there were a lot more brands around, like Dad's or Hires', that seem to have gone away.  I'm glad they still make A & W as I really enjoyed the local A & W Drive-In when I was a kid.  BTW, I might have a gig in Chicago soon, so I'll have to keep Grape Nehi in my mental Rolodex...


If you like all of those brands you mentioned, then you have to come to Chicago. all of them are still sold in Chicago.
 
2013-11-10 02:09:19 AM  

Psycat: Oldiron_79:
Well having worked in that business at least 2/3 of coca cola's product on a truck IS coca cola(or a varient like diet, zero, cherry etc) all the sprite, fanta, mello yello, barqs etc is less than 1/3 of thier sales.

About 3/4 of pepsicos stuff on the truck is a Dew variety(diet, livewire, code red etc). Pepsi cola, seirra mist, mug, slice etc is like 1/4 of thier stuff.

At Dr Pepper around 2/3 of the product is a Dr pepper variety(diet, cherry, vanilla etc) maybe 1/3 is RC,7up, A&W,Sunkist, Sundrop, Snapple, etc

That is depressing.  I worked a few temp gigs at a local beverage company that made Coke products years ago, and it seemed like Coke dominated their production, but I thought it was my imagination.  BTW, one of the times temping at the bottling company involved me throwing cans of expired pop into a hopper to be crushed and ultimately for the cans to be recycled.  By the end of the day, I was so saturated with pop syrup that you could dip me in a pool full of non-chlorinated water and there'd be drinks for the entire neighborhood...


Well its a combonation of customer demand by john and jane q public soda shopper and what brands corporate at chain stores want in thier store.
 
2013-11-10 02:10:18 AM  
ongbok:
If you like all of those brands you mentioned, then you have to come to Chicago. all of them are still sold in Chicago.

Mmmm, sounds good!  That gives me a good excuse to really indulge in sodas if I get the gig.  I'm seriously considering cutting back drastically on soft drinks, but drinking a really exotic brand every once in a while as a reward seems like the way to go...
 
2013-11-10 02:18:12 AM  
Oldiron_79:
Well its a combonation of customer demand by john and jane q public soda shopper and what brands corporate at chain stores want in thier store.

It sucks that John and Mary Ordinary have such an influence on not just what's sold in stores, but our entire society.  Go to an inconvenience store and can't find something useful like a light bulb but there's 100 varieties of Xtreme Hot Nacho Doritos and 200 varieties of Diet Free-Range Coke?  John and Mary Ordinary.  Why 90% of TV programming when I was a kid consisted of "The Love Boat", "Charlies' Angels", and The Fonz?  Yup, John and Mary Ordinary of 123 Main Street.  Why a blurry cell-phone video of Justin Bieber picking his nose gets a zillion hits on YouTube?  You guessed it; and the Bieber Beliebers are probably drinking Caffeine-Free Flavor-Free Coke while they're drooling to the video.  I swear it's the bland leading the bland...
 
2013-11-10 02:28:12 AM  

Psycat: ongbok:
Grape Nehi is plentiful here in Chicago, but the other flavors are hard to find. I still have a hard time finding Big Red outside of Indiana. I remember one brand of pop from when I was younger in Chicago. It was sold in 16 oz bottles, had the foam wrap label on the bottle, had a farmer on the label and came in fruit flavors like grape, watermelon and peach.

Wow, I haven't had a Big Red in years.  That's cool that Grape Nehi is still being made, too.  Don't recall a soda with a farmer on the label, but watermelon soda sounds awesome.  I used to like root beer a lot and I recall there were a lot more brands around, like Dad's or Hires', that seem to have gone away.  I'm glad they still make A & W as I really enjoyed the local A & W Drive-In when I was a kid.  BTW, I might have a gig in Chicago soon, so I'll have to keep Grape Nehi in my mental Rolodex...


Well Dr Pepper/Snapple group owns both the Nehi brand of fruit drinks and the Sunkist brand of orange and the welch's brand of grape.

In the markets where Dr Pepper distributes Sunkist or Welch's themself they do NOT carry orange or grape nehi, They do have peach and maybe some others. In the markets where Coke or Pepsi has the rights to sunkist and/or welch's leased Dr Pepper carries Nehi grape and orange.

Around here Dr Pepper distributes SK and W so we dont have Nehi except peach, but less than 100 miles away in across the state line they got nehi orange and grape because pepsi has it leased there.
 
2013-11-10 02:41:13 AM  

trappedspirit: Pop is a verb, not a noun.


Yep, pop is what you do to somebody when they say they want a pop when they really want a coke.  You pop them right in the head.

And soda has ice cream in it.
 
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