Without the Civil War, There Would Be No Vernors. Before the conflict began, James Vernor, a Detroit pharmacist, had concocted a new drink. When Vernor was called off to war in 1862, he stored the secret mixture in an oak cask in his pharmacy. After returning from battle four years later, he opened his secret keg and found the drink inside had been transformed.
Diet Rite was introduced in 1958 by the Royal Crown Co. as the first diet soft drink. With this revolutionary introduction, health-conscious soft drink lovers were finally given a choice consistent with their lifestyle – a great-tasting cola with no calories, sodium or caffeine.
Great taste is what defines Polar Seltzer. Our secret is that we use only the highest-quality blends of flavors and aromas. They are extracted from natural sources (such as lemon peel, lime, mint, etc) and then distilled into highly concentrated “essences”.
Polar Seltzer “natural flavors” do NOT contain sugar, artificial sweeteners, MSG, gluten, sodium or animal products.
Relying on copious amounts of these very precious oils, we never skimp when it comes to taste (which is actually 70% aroma).
Northwest Soda Works, often referred to currently as “Bedford’s Sodas” was the brain child of Ed Bedford in 1983. Today you can find Crème Beer, Root Beer, Ginger Ale, Ginger Beer and the latest Orange Crème offered through many grocery stores and restaurants throughout the United States.
The history of Sunkist dates back to way before it was an orange soda. It all started more than a hundred years ago, when citrus growers in California and Arizona instituted the Sunkist trademark as a mark of freshness and premium flavor.
Introduced on June 20, 1919, Roy Allen’s root beer grew along with America’s drive-ins and car culture to become one of America’s great classics.
The Fabulous ’50s brought an age of fun and discovery, as well as an entirely new citrus-flavored soft drink called Sun Drop from beverage concentrate salesman Charles Lazier.
The time was 1938 and America was facing the Great Depression. Herb Bishop created a new carbonated drink based on Citrus Club, a regionally popular non-carbonated soft drink.
Since its launch in 1905, RC Cola has been a soft drink that embodies individuality and entrepreneurial spirit. RC’s crisp, clean taste distinguishes it from other colas and has become a favorite of cola drinkers throughout America.
Hires Root Beer was created by an entrepreneurial pharmacist named Charles E. Hires, who discovered a delicious herbal tea made of roots, berries and herbs while on his honeymoon.