Shasta Cola Review (Soda Tasting #173)
Shasta’s history goes all the way back to 1889 when a group of businessmen opened a health and vacation resort at the base of Mount Shasta, which is part of the Cascade Mountain Range in California. They sold naturally carbonated spring water. It was well received and, as such, they started to bottle it and sold it under the name Shasta Mineral Springs Company.
In 1928, new management came on board, changing the name of the company to Shasta Water Company. Shortly thereafter, they started producing flavors. In the 1950s, they became the first to use cans for soft drinks and introduced the first low calorie soft drink. In the 1960s, they were bought by Consolidated Foods (which eventually became Sara Lee). Finally, in 1985, National Beverage Company acquired the brand and that is where it resides today.
All of these details come from Shasta’s website.
Thank you to Bob Smith for the request.
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|Company:||National Beverage Company|
|Calories (12 oz.):||130|
|Caffeine (12 oz.):||Free|
|Sweetener:||HFCS and Sucralose|