Friday, 17 August 2012

Friday's Five - Classic Soft Drinks

Today it’s Pepsi Max

Or Cherry Coke

Soft drinks have been the stuff that afternoon picnics and parties were made for

I once had a Boss who was addicted to Iru-Bru,

On his advice I tried it, but I hated it.

I was also recommended Vimto

Which was slightly better, but still wasn’t as good as Ginger Beer.

So here are five classic soft drinks that I remember and loved for very different reasons.

Creamola Foam 
Creamola foam came in the form of colourful crystals which were dissolved in cold water to form a sweet, effervescent drink. It was packaged in a small tin labeled with a cartoon girl and boy drinking with straws. The drink originally came in raspberry, orange, and lemon flavours; cola was a later addition.
My Mum always concocted this up as a Saturday morning treat after the Cinema. 

Tizer was a very popular drink with all my school mates. It was one of those after school, at the playing fields, when we were playing a game with jumpers as goal posts.  It made a comeback a few years ago and you can still buy it at the Supermarket. The advert I recall had the Catchphrase, “We can tell it’s Tizer when our eyes’re shut!”

This was very popular when I was growing up in the 1970s and was famous for delivering its product door to door by "the Corona Man"., much like a milk round. The drink was available in several flavours, including the original orangeade and later lemonade, limeade and cherryade. One of their advertising slogans was "Every bubble's passed its FIZZical!"

This was one of the most popular soft drinks I can remember. It had a great taste and a even better catchphrase (“It’s frothy man”) with an Elvis-impersonating polar bear. A creamy Strawberry flavour also, Lemon & Lime, Orange and my favourite Pineapple.
Great adverts that produced classic lines: “Do you know what all the bears up at the North Pole drink when they’re thirsty? It’s the sea man — the Arctic Ocean! Now me, I’m really into this frothy Cresta — like this strawberry flavour.”
I loved Cresta!


My top classic soft drink was Whiteway’s Peardrax. A pear-flavoured, sweet soft-drink that my Parents kept for a Christmas treat. For me the memory of Peardrax is that magical time of the year, presents, turkey, crackers and Peardrax.

Five classic soft drinks of my childhood years in the 1970’s.

Each has special memories, for different reasons but they all had great taste, as far as I can remember.

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