1950s orange soft drinks & sodas, including old Bireley’s & Crush bottles

Bireley's orange soft drinks (1950s)

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See several old brands of bottled 1950s orange soft drinks and sodas here! Some were sparking, but several of these retro fruity drinks were non-carbonated — and none were available in diet versions.

Vintage 1950s Nehi orange soft drink (1952)

Everybody loves NEHI ORANGE (a soft drink) — it’s made from tree-ripened oranges!

Enjoy these other NEHI flavors! Grape, lemon-lime, root beer, cherry, strawberry. By the makers of Royal Crown Cola.

Vintage 1950s Nehi brand orange soda (1952)

Don’t say orange, say Nesbitt’s sparkling soft drink (1955)

Everyone — boys, girls, mothers and dads.,. will love Nesbitt’s… will be delighted with this full-flavored sparkling soft drink. It’s so refreshing, so satisfying to the taste and thirst.

Ask for Nesbitt’s by name. Look for this distinctive carton and take home six bottles today. Nesbitt’s – a soft drink made from real oranges.

Don't say orange, say Nesbitt's sparkling soft drink

Pal Orange Ade bottles (1955)

Hey kids! FREE bag of marbles in every carton! Ask mom to get PAL Orange Ade. Pal Ade: Pasteurized for purity and not carbonated.

Pal Orange Ade bottles (1955)

Bireley’s fresh fruit flavor drink – Orange

Our message is in this bottle. Every delicious ounce of it. It’s very simple: Bireley’s fresh fruit flavor drink is not only good going down. It agrees with you afterwards. Bireley’s, you see, is non-carbonated … never talks back. Taste our message.

Bireley’s Orange Drink — It’s non-carbonated — A General Foods Product

Vintage bottle of Bireleys soft drink - orange

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Vintage Mission orange soda (1956)

The Orange hit… that keeps you fit! Wonderful refreshment and the whole world knows its quality. Made from big, ripe, juicy California Valencia oranges.

At your favorite store, soda fountain, or vending machine. Naturally good! Mission of California. 

Vintage Mission orange soda (1956)

Bireleys: Grandma knows what small-fry like — and what’s good for them… (1954)

Illustrations by “Dennis the Menace” creator Hank Ketcham

“Set ‘ern up again. Joe. They can drink all they want because Bireley’s is non-carbonated!”

Grandma knows what small-fry like — and what’s good for them: Bireley’s Orange Drink. It just plain tastes better because it is non-carbonated, utterly unspoiled by gas or artificial preservatives. That’s why the real orange flavor comes through clean and bright.

You (and the children) can drink all you want– never suffer that uncomfortable, full feeling. Pure pasteurized Bireley’s in orange and assorted fruit flavors. Pure fun. Have some! Bireley’s Division, General Foods Corp.

1954 Bireley's orange drink

Have some fabulous fifties-style fun with these weird vintage fruit cocktail recipes
Vintage Orange Crush soda: Sip a smile… relax a while! (1959)

It’s so much a part of our modern way of living — this cool, thirst-quenching refreshment! It leaves you with a smile of pleasure and enjoyment.

Orange-CRUSH is “at home” — at home whenever the occasion calls for happy refreshment. Have an Orange-CRUSH soon, wherever you are, and sip a smile… relax a while.

Vintage Orange Crush soda (1959)

ALSO SEE: The history of 7-Up soda, and find out the soft drink’s (terrible) original name

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8 Responses

    1. Hi Lynne, I think my favorite soft drink as a kid was made in the LA area. I’m from Philly, and it was very popular here in the fifties.

    2. I thought it came from Campbellsport, WI. Not sure if it was made there or just distributed from there. We sold it in our tavern when I was a kid.

  1. My Boss has some vintage photos of the Bireley’s plant in Hollywood. His Dad worked for General foods and was the technical manager for their pectin plant. We were wondering if you know of anyone that might be interested in these old photos.

  2. Bireleys had a bottling operation in Atlanta in the 50s. I believe they also had NuGrape there also.

  3. I loved Delaware Punch! Mid-century, we usually found these old brands in rural gas stations in southern California.

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