Did Coca-Cola once have cocaine in it? Amazingly, yes. Originally marketed as a health drink when it debuted in the 1880s, Coca-Cola was said to cure everything from a migraine (aka “sick headache”) to physical exhaustion to depression.
The history of Dr Pepper is surprisingly long – starting back in the 1800s, in fact. Here’s how the brand began and grew and grew to become one of the most popular soft drinks in the world.
Although it seems to be everywhere now, Sprite, Coca-Cola’s lemon-lime soft drink. was only introduced back in the sixties. Even back then, though, it wasn’t a guaranteed success.
Charlie McCarthy was the impudent little dummy who sat upon the lap of ventriloquist Edgar Bergen, his creator, and entertained millions every week with his comedy.
See these vintage McDonald’s restaurants – the food, menu boards, uniforms, old ads and retro architecture – starting back when fries were 10 cents in the ’50s, to the food concepts of the ’90s.
Vintage Tab Diet Cola was one of the biggest names in the low- and no-calorie soda market back in the ’60s and ’70s. In October 2020, Coca Cola announced that the pop was finally being discontinued.
Gone on Grape? Crazy for Cola? Batty about Birch? Whatever your soda pop passion, this retro recipe for soda pop ice cream is a cool, new way to enjoy more of it.
The monumentally-successful ‘I’d like to buy the world a Coke’ ad campaign was heard all over the world back in 1971. See the commercial here!
In 1985, Coca Cola debuted ‘New Coke’ and dropped the 100-year-old popular recipe. That decision lives on in PR infamy. Here’s the story.
In this vintage Peanuts TV special from the sixties, You’re in Love, Charlie Brown, only two school days remain before summer vacation starts, and time is running out. See the cartoon here!
Coca Cola’s images of Santa Claus molded our national concept of the jolly old man, and it’s lasted through changing tastes and electronic times.
Vintage diet sodas became all the rage in the ’80s when Nutrasweet (aspartame) was a new sugar-free replacement for saccharine.
Here’s a retro recipe for a zippy molded gelatin-based salad that has a jewel-like appearance. It’s a Cherry Coke Salad – and yes, that means it has 2 cups of Coca-Cola in it, too.
Coke keeps you thin! (1961 Coke commercial) In this 1961 Coca-Cola commerical, actress Connie Clausen explains that Coke is low in calories and will help keep