Category: soda pop

oldshowbiz: gigantic soda cans Those are some Jolly Good sodas!…

oldshowbiz:

gigantic soda cans

Those are some Jolly Good sodas! 😀

TELL ME ABOUT “SOUR POWER”! WHAT FLAVOR IS THIS?

Vintage 7-up cooler; drop in a dime to open the top, pull out an…

Vintage 7-up cooler; drop in a dime to open the top, pull out an 8oz bottle, and pry the crown cap off with the built-in bottle opener with cap-trap. 😀

The Return of Jolt ColaThe article goes ape-crazy like we’re…

The Return of Jolt Cola

The article goes ape-crazy like we’re never going to sleep again. Fact is, ever since Jolt Cola was created in 1985 (and never actually went off the market, just changed hands and logos/can designs and names a few times), the market has been flooded with energy drinks. Jolt was likely the first energy soda ever, having twice the caffeine of other colas. Some have even more ‘jolt’ than Jolt ever did. So this is nothing special, it’s just nostalgia… even if the new cans resemble today’s skinny “battery bottle” energy drink cans where the original was a regular-sized 12-ounce “pop can”.

The cola flavor is nothing special, but people don’t drink it for the flavor.

Once upon a time, theatre beverage prices were reasonable.The…

Once upon a time, theatre beverage prices were reasonable.

The sizes above are 12oz, 24oz, 32oz, and 44oz.

jwysack: Saw your Pepsi bottle and took a quick pic of this -…

jwysack:

Saw your Pepsi bottle and took a quick pic of this – it’s a 70’s era
steel 7-UP soda can I converted into a pen holder sometime in the mid
70’s with help from my grandmother who was quite the artist.

She helped me use a can opener to take the top off, I love it and it has
been used since I made it.

I loved your Pepsi bottle pic as well as the old cans and bottles had
character as opposed to the vanilla ones today.

I may have one of those 1970s steel 7up cans myself! I like it. Very good upcycling of a can, and still looks pretty fresh after all these years of use.

It’s to be expected that the containers got a little more run-of-the-mill for cost-effectiveness’ sake. Could be even less exciting: consider the glass ones from the 80s with the styro wrappers or today’s plastic bottles with plastic wrappers – they can be any product on a moment’s notice on the bottling line, just change wrappers. Bottle shapes got standardized not just for interchangeability but for cost too, and I’m sure you can name some really unique bottles of the past like 60s/70s Sprite with its textured neck or 1980s Sioux City (with the cowboy entering the saloon embossed into the glass).

I live by the sea, and recently a section of cliff beneath a row…

I live by the sea, and recently a section of cliff beneath a row of houses fell away due to heavy rain. Back in the sixties and seventies the houses would have used the area to dump stuff, and there were many old bottles and jars to be found! This Pepsi bottle was my favourite.

Excellent find! That’s how archeologists work, they find where a civilization disposed of its waste and.learn more from sifting through the dumps. I don’t have an accurate date on this bottle, but the plain Pepsi logo was in use in the 1960s and 1970s (and so was this dump site, you said).

You are welcome to share more finds from that collapsed trash heap. 🙂

A little song, a little danceA little seltzer down your…

A little song, a little dance
A little seltzer down your pants…

Seltzer water container – unfortunately not the glass variety you see in Warner Brothers cartoons and I can’t claim it’s vintage since I don’t know for sure (pretty sure I’ve seen these offered as boxed gifts in the men’s departments of various stores at Christmas), but still a bit of old technology for putting fizzy water into your drinks. It’s the classy and classic alternative to having a bottle of tonic water or a semi-neutral soda pop like 7up to add bubbles to your cocktails.

The large valve on the left is where you press in a CO2 cartridge to add carbonation to the water in the flask, and then the carbonated water is sprayed out the (slightly visible here) spout on the right when you press down the handle (facing the camera).

Below is a vintage glass seltzer bottle, the predecessor to the above:

heck-yeah-old-tech:Picnic! The three bits of vintage stuff to…

heck-yeah-old-tech:

Picnic! The three bits of vintage stuff to notice, and then I’ll lay off the slides, are the Pepsi (slogan of the time: “Come Alive!”), the Nehi (back in production after a haitus – formerly part of Royal Crown, now part of Dr. Pepper), and the colorful Dixie Cups (I suppose so the contents of the soda bottles could be shared, rather than not everyone getting their own bottle).

heck-yeah-old-tech:Diet Pepsi – two 10 ounce bottles from the…

heck-yeah-old-tech:

Diet Pepsi – two 10 ounce bottles from the 1970s and a 12 ounce can from 1996, right out of someone’s fridge, which was given to me as a reward for fixing a computer in 2004.

shiftythrifting:Edmonds, WA YOU FOUND A 1970s GLASS HALF-GALLON…

shiftythrifting:

Edmonds, WA

YOU FOUND A 1970s GLASS HALF-GALLON BOTTLE OF CRAGMONT (Safeway’s store brand of the time) IN A THRIFT AND IT’S FULL?!?