always hard to buy coke for my family.....
My mom always liked Pepsi...my dad wanted R.C. I wanted Coke.
while it was being make Lime Coke was my fave.
when I was young Coke was king by an even larger margin than now.
Pepsi was a more distant second
RC Cola was third but the most popular in the south.
also doing quite welll were the following cola:
Diet Rite - ok but nothing special which is also how I describe Pepsi.
Tab - tab is great for diets but kind of ..meh.
Double Cola - my grandpa always got Double Cola
Like Cola - I really liked Like!
- you don't see like any more because it was unfairly and probably illegally banned
when they had the tricylclamate scare around 1970. some FDA pseudo scientist
combined several years recommended daily doage of cyclamates into one injection
and gave it to a lab rat every day until they they died.
cyclamates have been back on the shelves for several years because they are nothing
more than a concentrated sweetener.
there was also some that came in a variety of flavours
Yoohoo - most famous for their chocolate
Howdy Doody - named for a kids show that was well before my time
Nesbitts - west coast
Nehi - similar but from the midwest
when I was a kid I loved Grape Nehi.
I have heard several arguments over who made the best grape, orange, strawberry etc. Nesbitt or Nehi.
they are the Coke and Pepsi of fruit soda.
Canada Dry Cactus Cooler
I remember at the 76 station where I worked the soda machine had one called California Girl Sun Drop Cola.
for a few years and then it kinda dropped out of site. I looked it up and there are oodles of varieties of Sun Drop.
the first one started out as orange aide in 1929. that company also made a lemon drink.
Root Beer Ginger Ales
Dr Pepper - I like my Dr Pepper heated with a slice of lemon especially good on a cold day.
and don't forget Tonic Water.
when you are not mixing a drink tonic water is almost as good a Mountain Dew
and better than 7 Up.
Non - American sodas
Royal Tru-Orange = this is the best orange you will ever taste.
Sarsi - it is hard to describe - if you like Root Beer you will fall in love with Sarsi
if you love Root Beer you will be in heaven when you drink this.
Creamy Melon Soda - light and delightful, the best Japanese soda.
Burdock Soda - hard to find in the USA but I love it.
Irn Bru - only had it twice but enjoyed it