I drank coke "classic" for years (when I was much younger) but now I find it's much too hard on the tummy. The only soft drink I drink now is Canada Dry gingerale-unless I'm having a drink of rye, then the pop mix has to be coke.
Honey Dew was/is(?) a delicious orange drink which we used to enjoy at the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto in the 50's. As I remember it, it was a soda I think but it must have been mixed with real OJ cause it had flecks of oranges in it.
It was sold at hot dog stands called Honey Dew (I think) which were actually run by a chain of restaurants in Canada called Honey Dew Restaurants.
When I started work after high school in Toronto, I remember I used to breakfast on fresh hot corn muffins and honey dew at one of the restaurants in downtown Toronto near The Prudential building where I worked at King and Yonge Streets.
Pru is no longer there I don't think. It was a wonderful company to work for with some great products and wonderful people. It's a company that sure has a checkered history now. I wonder how it's doing now and if it was affected seriously by September 11th?
I am sure this must be fascinating stuff! Thanks for reading this far. Got any interesting memories of your first job?
I've gotta say Manzana Lift is BY FAR the best ever. Candy... do you guys get that stuff in Acapulco? I have only seen it in Mainland Mexico. (I guess you don't ever pop in here to Never-Never Land, but just checking) Great stuff... anyway, I choose Pepsi over Coke, because even though it is the "classic", and I drink it more often than Pepsi, it tastes too kinda starchy... (then why the hell do I drink it?) ...ya got me.
What is it with you Canadians and your gingerale? Is that stuff really THAT good? It seems like it is your national pastime. I always thought it was maple syrup or something... I don't know. lol... I'm only joking, but seriously, I haven't had gingerale since I was about 5, and it might have been in Canada, who knows... what is so special about it? I think I will have to go pick up some and find out for myself... (sorry for barging in on this all-Canadian discussion of gingerale.)
Wen - Low****s came in glass litre bottles, and were delivered by the 'pop man' on his truck!
They had all the usual awful sweet flavours - Cherryade, Limeade Orangeade etc, but also Strawberry and Bubblegum flavours.
Do you remember Quattro? That was my favourite as a kid. Well, that or Top Deck Cider (0.2% alcohol)!!
Also, I wouldn't want to forget Soda Stream - pop so poor you had to make it yourself! My favourite was Giggly Monsters!!
But the absolute best on a hot August day after say a round of 18 holes is a double of Canada Dry Ginger Beer. MMM. Exquisite thirst quencher!
BTW, GB is non-alcaholic - or at least that sold by Canada Dry is. Again, I'm not even sure it's still on the market - anywhere. Can anyone enlighten me?
I think maybe one can make a home made version. I remember my dad telling me that when he was a kid, when you went visiting in the summer, especially to a farm, your host would step down to the basement and bring up these really cold bottles made out of stone full of Ginger Beer to refresh you.
When my kids were young, I used to make root beer for them from a kit. Actually, it was a "family project". Made me a little nervous though as every once in a while, we would hear a loud explosion from the old coal bin in the basement where we stored the stuff. Once, I found glass shards impaled in the wood. Don't think we ever made it again. Tasted great - not as syrupy as A&W's (although that's still a fav of mine.)
Of course, in Canada, Pepsi is drunk in Quebec while Coke is drunk in English Canada. That's the way it used to be anyways. Me, I like them both.
In my old age, I'm buying the sugar free caffeine free everything free cola, then squeezing half a lime into it. Not as fattening as Corona! And full of those things that go after the free radicals! (Hope the sweetener doesn't give me cancer tho.)
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