Grape was among the original Nehi flavors introduced by the Chero-Cola. The brand became popular and the company renamed itself to the Nehi Corporation. They reformulated Cherro-Cola into Royal Crown Cola and the company changed it’s name again, to Royal Crown Cola. Cadbury Schweppes bought the company in 2000 and sold the international unit to Cott in 2001. The U.S. business remains with Dr Pepper Snapple Group, which was the U.S. beverage unit of Cadbury Schweppes, before it was spun […]
In the southern United States, the combination of RC Cola and a MoonPie is legendary. No one is really quite sure how it started. According to the MoonPie website, it was in the 1930s when the duo was first paired as the “working man’s lunch.” An NPR story indicates that one popular theory for this was because they came in bigger sizes than their competitors, giving you more bang for your buck. Workers could purchase a MoonPie and a 10 […]
When you think of cola, Coca-Cola and Pepsi tend to be the most popular names that spring to mind. But, among the rest, one of the most popular is RC Cola, with a history going all the way back to 1905, making them one of America’s first colas. RC Cola’s website credits the company with some industry firsts, including the first aluminum cans, 16 oz bottles, low-calorie and caffeine free diet sodas. After Coca-Cola and Pepsi, what are the most […]
On episode #15 of Soda Tasting, we tried something new: a blind tasting. The concept is simple: I taste a bunch of sodas without knowing which is which. I talk about my favorites and try to guess the brands. In a way, I’m setting myself up to look silly. But, it is fun. That episode is currently the most viewed episode of the show so far. Thanks to the positive response and requests for more, I’ve decided to continue doing […]
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