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.
Tang orange drink mix was advertised as a ‘new breakfast drink discovery’ when it was introduced in the ’50s, and went on to become a part of pop culture history – especially once NASA and Mrs Brady got in on the action.
Before the Pepsi company introduced lemon-lime Slice (starting in 1984), Storm (1998) and Sierra Mist (2000), they hit the market with Teem soda — a fizzy lemon-lime soft drink that seemed much the same, but with a different name.
Bubble Up lemon-lime soda had its ups and downs since the brand was registered back in the 1920s, but it never got ahead of 7-UP, or could compete with the likes of Sprite and Teem. Find out more about this retro soda here!
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.
Squirt soda, not sweet like other soft drinks. In fact, it’s definitely dry. It starts with sun-ripened citrus fruit and ends up with natural dryness, a quality never before achieved in soft drinks.
Check out this collection of vintage Lip Smackers ads, featuring delish fruity flavors (like a drool-worthy watermelon!) and those of popular sodas, including Dr Pepper, Crush orange soda, Hires root beer, 7-Up and others.
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.
See how Vintage Kool-Aid soft drink mixes looked over the years, along with all of the flavors they’ve made so far. Plus, see the Kool-Aid man break down some walls!
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.
Look back at dozens of flavors of vintage Shasta sodas – including root beer, sparking lemonade, cream soda, pineapple cola and more from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s.
Remember these vintage fruit-flavored drinks in flavors like pineapple-grapefruit, apple, and Florida punch? Check ’em out 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.
Try one of these vintage 7-Up cake recipes with lemon-lime soda! ‘Never before have you had a cake so light, so airy, so high, and with such a delightful new flavor.’
Holiday punch takes on a whole new dimension when you spark up the brew with deliciously fizzy drinks like ginger ale, 7-Up and Sprite!
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.
Remember these retro cups so popular years ago? Colorama, Heller’s vintage “Colorized” aluminum tumblers, were beloved for as being unbreakable, lightweight, inviting to use and smartly designed.
What can you serve in the punch bowl? Some society ladies of Southern Mississippi offered these 21 fruity vintage punch recipes in the summer of 1969!
Kids thirsty? Back in the ’60s, if you didn’t want Kool-Aid, you could try Keen – a powdered instant soft drink in fruit flavors, made by Nestlé.
Vintage diet sodas became all the rage in the ’80s when Nutrasweet (aspartame) was a new sugar-free replacement for saccharine.
Nesbitt’s was a sparkling orange soda, while Bireley’s fruity drink was non-carbonated, so, as they said in the ’50s, you could drink all you wanted.
Booze-free beverages were all the rage after prohibition kicked in, so from a huge collection of suggestions published in 1919, we found these 30 fruity non-alcoholic drink recipes that would still work well today.
Everyone knows what an irresistible treat root beer and ice cream makes, the refreshing, all-time favorite – old-fashioned root beer float.
The clean, tart taste of Sprite is superb … with vodka it’s extraordinary. Vodka doesn’t have a taste. (Whoever heard of a vodka and water?)
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
Looking back at the history of 7-Up soda, you can see that it’s a testament to the lemon-lime soft drink’s popularity that the brand could weather so many stumbling blocks – not the least of which included being introduced right before the Great Depression.
Pepsi-Cola goes right along with the wholesome trend in diet. Today’s Pepsi, reduced in calories, is never heavy, never too sweet. Have a Pepsi and refresh without filling.
“My! Pepsi makes me feel ready for a good day’s work” Nothing to put you in prime fighting trim — to make you feel like