*cough* More like childhood drinks, since a lot of these are still on the market.Now Mr. Pibb, there's a late lamented drink. They one they have now is just a renamed version of Pibb XTra, a pale version of it from the 90's.<span> </span>
For real--I had Sunny D about a year ago when I was sick. It was not good.
My kingdom for a Clearly Canadian!(And a box of Doo Dads).
I used to live in the town where Ovaltine was produced, Villa Park, IL. Big factory right downtown. The factory was then converted to produce Screaming Yellow Zonkers, and is now (of course) loft apartments.
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Terrible list. I had a Jones soda last week. I think Yoohoos were stocked in an adjacent cooler.
I have amended my description.
I fell in love with Orbitz when they came out in the mid 90s. Not the taste, mind you - talk about hideous. But the look was awesome. I had a bottle of it on my desk for years - like a drinkable lava lamp!
Tab. I couldn't tell you what it tastes like but I have fond memories. My fellow Ellen Emerson White fans will recall Meg loving Tab (although in the updated versions she's a diet coke drinker.)
There's a guy in my town who still drives the 1981 Jeep CJ8 Scrambler he won in a Tab-Beautiful People give away. It's painted in Tab-cola purple(?) with "Tab" logos on the sides.
No love for 7UP Gold?
All of the older girls (aunts, babysitters, etc.) I held in high regard as 6-8 year old drank Tab. For some reason, I associate it with Marsha Brady hair, bikinis, and backyard suntanning in baby oil...
I believe Sunny D also was referenced in the movie Juno. I remember drinking that stuff when I was a kid. Absolutely awful.
Did 7UP Gold ever make it nationwide? I remember having one when I was in college and I assumed they were just test marketing in Indiana. D-R-E-A-D-F-U-L.But I was a huge fan of Cherry 7-Up, an obscure drink that didn't make the list but remains available if you look hard enough. Plus I loved the cheesetastic 80s commericals for it, including this one with Matt LeBlanc.http://youtu.be/g_OV8jTEbJk
My grandparents always used to have Green River soda when we came to visit.
What about Shasta?
<span>I am a Tab drinker from way back. My parents rarely let me drink regular soda, but didn't really mind diet soda, so we often had Tab or Diet Rite or something like that in the house. This was in the pre-Diet Coke days, of course. Every now and then I'll buy a 6-pack of Tab for nostalgia's sake. (My uncle, who was a labor lawyer for Coca Cola, came to visit and brought us some samples of Diet Coke before it came on the market in 1982, so we were among the first to have it, which seemed pretty exciting at the time.)</span>
Green River is alive and well. My father in law has great affection for odd or off-brand soda, and the holidays aren't complete without a 2 liter of Green River.
This list is kind of lazy. I've see TV advertisements for these products all the time. Jone's Soda is now carried by Target (at least on the west coast). I'm pretty sure there's Ovaltine and Tang in my house right now.Count me as someone who is sad 7Up Gold never took off.
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The Sugar Bowl in Des Plaines does a fantastic Green River Float.
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My Quiz Bowl team was called Screaming Yellow Zonkers.
My mom drank lots of Tab but wouldn't let me have it till I was older, so my Tab-drinking years were pretty brief as Diet Coke subsumed it not long after I started.
This is my annual opportunity to recall fondly the short-lived coffee-cola combination Pepsi Kona, the only Pepsi-branded product that I've ever liked.
Can't vouch for anywhere other than Pennsylvania and New Jersey. I actually liked it. I also liked the Cherry and will keep an eye out for it now!
I miss Like Cola, which was made with Kola Nuts.
Mmmm.... Green River Float.....