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Take a walk down your taste buds’ memory lane. Here we feature nostalgic candy, vintage soda pop, classic diner and restaurant fare, and old-fashioned recipes that are tried and true.

Frostie Soda

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“You’ll Love It!” Frostie Old Fashion Root Beer was introduced in Catonsville, Maryland in 1939. The president of The Frostie Company was George Rackensperger, who rented an abandoned jailhouse outside Baltimore in which to start his soft drink bottling operation. According to the story, the bottling equipment was placed in the garage that had housed

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Buffalo Rock Soda

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“Taste the Difference” The Buffalo Rock Company was started 1901 when the owner of the Alabama Grocery Company, Sid Lee, and a local chemist invented Buffalo Rock Ginger Ale. Their intent had been to create a tonic using ginger that would relieve stomach ailments, but instead they developed a drink that when drunk cold, was

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Throwing a Classic Ice Cream Party

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July is National Ice Cream Month, which makes it the perfect time to throw a classic-style ice cream party. From sundaes, to cones, to malts and shakes, most everyone loves the frozen treat that beats the heat. The traditional sundae includes ice cream, one or more syrup toppings, nuts, whipped cream and a cherry. There

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Fanta: The Humble Beginnings of a Worldwide Phenomenon

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Fanta: The Humble Beginnings of a Worldwide Phenomenon There have been all kinds of stories about Fanta’s creation in Nazi Germany during WWII. Some of what has been said is true— a great deal is fiction. Prior to the breakout of the war, Germany was the location of The Coca-Cola Company’s greatest overseas success. Records

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A Brief History of The Coca-Cola Company

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Invented by John Stith Pemberton in 1886, Coca-Cola was meant as a drink to impart good health and stamina. Pemberton was a pharmacist from Columbus, Georgia who originally made a cocawine called Pemberton’s French Wine Coca in 1885. When prohibition laws were passed within his county, Pemberton set out to make a new, non-alcoholic drink.

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Piggies in a Blanket

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You haven’t lived until you’ve had Piggies in a blanket. The flip side of that is, if you have Piggies in a blanket too much, you may not live too long. Way before everyone was aware of the perils of fat, salt, cholesterol and nitrates, “Piggies” were in the regular rotation in my Mother’s supper

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