Soda Pop of the Week: Red Arrow Soda

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Red Arrow Soda

“Deluxe Quality Beverages”


Red Arrow soda is a brand that I haven’t been able to find much information on. But the name of the soda seems to have an interesting history. It appears to have come from the Red Arrow, or 32nd Infantry Division of National Guardsmen from both Michigan and Wisconsin that fought bravely in WWI and II. Due to this honorable history, Red Arrow has become a very popular name in the Michigan area. The name has been given to many landmarks and establishments. There is even the historic U.S. Highway 12 that has been renamed the Red Arrow Highway to honor the men of the Red Arrow Division.

Some of the flavors that Red Arrow produced were Cream, Wild Cherry, Cherry, Black Cherry and Birch Beer. Today there is a Red Arrow Products Company located in Manitowoc, Wisconsin that produces wholesale food products. I don’t know if this is a remnant of the former company, or something completely separate.  If you can share any history of the Red Arrow Bottling Co., please blog-in. We’d love to hear from you.

The Red Arrow Bottling Co.
Detroit, Michigan

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Last updated: Oct 28, 2009
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