Tagged: soft drinks


C&C Cola

While the two soft drink giants, Coke and Pepsi, waged war against each other throughout the 1970s, New Yorkers enjoyed a third alternative. With its unique flavor and enticing bargain price for anyone on a budget, C&C Cola managed to contend with the two behemoths and win the hearts of many a Long Island family. … read more


Pop Shoppe

If you were a big fan of soda back in the day (and really, what kid wasn’t?), you might have stumbled across a short-lived chain of stores called The Pop Shoppe. Offering a seemingly endless array of flavors, once you finished drinking your hand-picked supply of soft drinks, you could head back, return your bottles, and start all over again. … read more


Funny Face

Kids get mighty thirsty in the summer months, and powdered drink mixes have long provided an inexpensive alternative to soda. But, while The Kool-Aid Man was certainly a force to be reckoned with, he had to contend with some stiff competition from a drink mix called Funny Face. Join us as we take a look back at this memorable (and controversial) thirst quencher. … read more


Egg Cream

A staple of the New York diner, the egg cream is one of those childhood items that always seemed a little more special than the typical soft drink. And since it contains neither eggs, nor cream, it’s also a wonderful example of false advertising, but nobody cares much about that. … read more



A New York staple for many decades, Yoo-Hoo has long remained popular with both kids and their parents. Lower in calories than soda, and touted by the likes of Yogi Berra and Mickey Mantle, this simple chocolate drink in the yellow can or bottle was a special part of any childhood. … read more