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‘Pop your top’ over these vintage soda pop bottle caps and histories. Which bubbly drink was your favorite? 

Sun Crest Soda

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“Get Tingleated with Sun Crest” The National NuGrape Company introduced Sun Crest brand soda in 1938. It was created as a companion brand to their other soft drink line, NuGrape. Sun Crest soda was available in the following flavors: Orange, Strawberry, Grape, Pineapple, Peach, Cherry and Grapefruit. Sun Crest became the property of The Moxie

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Spring Grove Soda

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“Classic Fountain Flavor” The Spring Grove Bottling Works was founded in 1895 by G.G. Ristey in Spring Grove, Minnesota. The soda caught on quickly, and within three years the bottling plant’s production doubled. G.G. Ristey’s brother, J.N. Ristey,  joined him as his business partner. In 1913 the brothers sold the business to another set of

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Royal Crown Soda

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“Royal Crown Is Tops In Taste” The Royal Crown Company Inc. was started in Columbus, Georgia in 1905 by Claude A. Hatcher. He was a recent graduate with a degree in pharmacy and first got into the soft drink business by buying bottled drinks from a bottler and reselling them to customers at his family’s

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Kreemo Special Root Beer

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“A Blooming Good Drink” Kreemo Special Root Beer was bottled in the early 1900s by the Cherry Blossoms Company of St. Louis, Missouri. Started in 1909, the Cherry Blossoms Company was also the manufacturer of fruit soft drinks and syrups under the Cherry Blossoms label. The list of ingredients on a bottle of Kreemo sound

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Vess Soda

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“The Billion Bubble Beverage” The Vess Beverage Company was founded by Vess Jones in 1916 in St. Louis, Missouri. Vess specialized in cola and fruit-flavored sodas that were sold primarily in the Midwest. The formula for the popular orange-flavored soda “Whistle” was developed for the Vess Beverage Company by a Vess salesman named Charles Leiper

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Stewart’s Soda

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“Original Fountain Classics” Back in 1924, in Mansfield, Ohio, schoolteacher Frank Stewart was looking to earn additional income during the summer months when school was out of session. After considering what kind of business would do well in his area, he decided to invent his own recipe for a root beer. Stewart opened a chain

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Lemmy Soda

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“Lemme Have a Lemmy Lemonade” Lemmy Lemonade soda pop was first introduced in 1939. It was a soft drink that contained real lemon juice. It was produced by the A. J. Lehman Company. They also made Limmy soda, which was a lemon-lime flavored soft drink and Tom Collins Jr. This was a lemon-y beverage and

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Nehi Soda

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“Drink Genuine Nehi” According to company legend, the name for Nehi was conceptualized in 1924 in Columbus, Georgia. One day the owner of the Chero-Cola Co., Claud Hatcher, overheard a route salesman describing a competitor’s bottle size as being “knee-high”. He liked the sound of it, and it was the beginning of a line of

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