Thursday, 24 September 2015

OUR OLD DRINKS OF POP

When I got home from Skoo as a nipper in the Sixties I would immediately raid the fridge like a berserker!

What I was looking for was a bottle of fizzy pop. Not a small one but a large three pinter. Once the top was off I would glug a steady flow until it filled a hi-ball glass. This usually took several goes as it was mostly froth!

So what was I supping? Well, the beverages of choice back then were as follows [in no particular order]:

1. Pepsi Cola or Pepsi - the thinking kid's Coke. With its American style logo, drinking proper glass bottles of pepsi with a stripey straw just seemed cooler than the other stuff. If you could wear ripped jeans, a white T-shirt and sneakers then even better. I had my school shirt and shorts on till the mid-Sixties. I was allowed trousers after that.

2. Coca Cola or Coke - what with the New Seekers singing its the real thing on telly, Coke was more important than water. With more curves than Raquel Welch, Coke came in the best designed bottle in history. Straws weren't needed, it was so damn refreshing. Globally only the Beatles were better known. They invented Santa as well so what more can I say.

3. Tizer - nuclear fission in a bottle, Tizer had more zest and fizz than a Magnox Reactor. It was simply delicious. Bright orange and highly volatile, it could fill your belly with foam in seconds. Once shaken, it was ideal as an indoor firework. I often think of Tizer as rocket fuel in Toyland. It powered a whole generation and we burped for Britain. Lucozade was gnat's pee in comparison.

4. Dandelion and Burdock - with a name like two Solicitors this concoction shouldn't have worked but it did. The name was unshortenable. You couldn't say Dandelion or else kids would think you were a floral sissy and you couldn't say Burdock 'cos no-one knew what it was. You had to say the whole double name and give it the respect it deserved. A true fizzy pop with nose-tickling pazaz, it somehow seemed strange to drink, as if we were nicking something saved for Grandad. How they made weeds and sticky heads taste so good I will never know!

5. Lemonade - this simple brew was the backbone of the pop world. If there was nothing left in the fridge you could always count on Lemonade somewhere in the kitchen. Jealously branded in different ways across the globe - R.Whites [for secret lemonade drinkers], 7 Up, Fanta Lemon, Cloudy, Pink and Sprite to name but a citric few - lemonade was always basically the ade of lemons. Utterly thirst quenching like a fire extinguisher, brave Mum's even had a go at making there own. Palatable as these DIY jug-fulls were, without the fizz they were just tart water.

6. Vimto - what can I say, Vimto was, without doubt, the king of cordials. Cordials were a strange bunch, often single fruit flavours like orange [which was called squash for some reason] and apple, which had to be diluted with tap water. I suppose the idea was that the bottle would last longer but I just drank more! Vimto was a purpley black as it was basically a blackcurrant drink with some other dark fruits chucked in. Its only competition was Ribena but Ribena was for wimps. The only improvement to Vimto was the addition of vanilla ice cream, which I had every Saturday morning with a ham finger bun at our favourite Preston cafe, Bruciani's. The carbonisation of vimto came years later but I will always consider it to be what tap water was invented for!

7. Sarsaparilla - this profoundly red beverage was a mystery to me: unbelievably delicious but of completely unknown origin. I used to think they melted down the sweets of the same name but that would've taken too long. The name was impossible to spell too and it joined the ranks of those Sixties weird words like Calamine and Germolene peppering our youth. Sarsaparilla was cool too, seen in American movies and the pinkest stuff around. I haven't had it or indeed the sweets since way back then when I drank a big glass of pop as if I'd just swum the Amazon.

8. American Cream Soda - if there was a way of bottling everything good about being a kid, this would be it. American Cream Soda was eternal sunshine dusted with Christmas. It had it all: a cool US name, one sweet aroma and a taste, well, describing the taste could fill tomes: a mixture of cream, candyfloss, toffee, caramel, birds dream topping and a whole box of Quality Street thrown in. If Willy Wonka ran a bath he'd fill it with this. It was impossible to stop glugging! I understand they had soda fountains in America. British kids would have died of joy in them. Bottles of the stuff were enough for us!

Well, I could go on but sooner or later the pop goes flat and I've covered the big guzzlers here. There are some honorable mentions though: Lucozade [the liquid doctor], Tango [orange landmine], Lime cordial [blended lawn], Canada Dry [Dad soda], Iron Bru [there's been a girder!], Cherryade [kisses in a bottle] and Robinson's Barley Water [for Tennis players]. A mention must also be given to those small cheapo plastic bottles of knockoff pop down the petrol station like Rola-Cola.

It would be years off before us Sixties northern ankle-biters would be introduced to new fangled belch fluids like Mountain Dew, Dr.Pepper, Orangina and Sunny D, so with my imaginary glass of bright orange Tizer in my hand, I wish you good guzzling and deep burps!

What did you drink readers?

16 comments:

  1. Where's Corona? Was it so good we didn't let it go North? "Every Bubble's Passed it's Fizzicle"...they said - and going on the way the foam of the Cherryaid went up your nose from the back of your throat...they were truth-sayers! 6d-a-bottle back, four (or five?) bottles got you another one 'free'...we had a Corona childhood...Coke was a Christmas treat!

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    1. ha ha! I remember the advert Hugh. Fizzical! I always liked that. Yep, we had Corona up North. Just not sure we had it in our house! I forget. Cresta's another name floating round my head, just not sure what they made. We also had Soda Stream but it gathered more dust than made fizzy pop. Too much faff.

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  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corona_%28soft_drink%29

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  3. Are you familiar with Root Beer?The short of it is a fizzy drink that tastes like Sassafras root.I actually had older relatives that brewed this drink at home,something I would not recommend for novices.The commercially produced root beer might be decribed as an "earthier" version of cola.The reason I bring all this up is because of the aforementioned Sarsaparilla.Where I live, Sarsaparilla is just a non-fizzy version of root beer.I have to say,the version you described is much more interesting.

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    1. I had my first root beer last year Brian and I have to be honest, i thought it was gross. It reminded me of the pink stuff you get at the Dentists after a filling only worse! What on earth is it made of! Then again Hershey's chocolate is an acquired taste too! Both of them are available here nowadays. It would be interesting to know how popular they are. As for Sassafras, what a fantastic word. I'm sure its a character in a book maybe?

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  4. Seconding Brian's comment, I was about to say that if you ever had the opportunity to drink an A&W Root Beer in a glass mug served with a Bacon Cheeseburger and side of Onion Rings at an A&W Drive-In Restaurant, you would have the taste of an all-American small town childhood distilled.

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  5. Never heard of A&W Richard. They haven't crossed the Pond yet. But it does sound good and I'd give it a whirl. MacD's, Burger King and KFC rule the burger roost here. I've hardly ever seen a Taco Bell or a Wendys and never a White Castles [is that right, Castles?]. My forst burger bar experience was in the Sixties or Seventoes at a Wimpy. They were here first but somehow lost the race, not sure why. Hardly ever see a Wimpy now, I winder if they are still big in the States?

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    1. Sadly, A&W in the States have gone the way of Wimpy in the UK, as much a part of my Thunderbirds-loving Sixties childhood as my striped flare trousers.

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  6. Wasn't Wimpy home-grown? I always though Cresta were a sub-brand of Corona because they looked similar (except for the polar-bears in sunglasses of course!) but were always smaller! But they weren't, they were a different brand. I think you can still get them or is that Panda Pops? And all those 70's ones like Peardrax and Cidrax, 80's ones...Quatro, Lilt...? Our lives are measured in long-gone fizzy drinks!..and Mars Bar inflation...

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    1. The Wimpy name actually comes from the States, but was only ever a regional mini-chain of 25 branches here during the Fifties and Sixties. I don't recall if I ever even saw one. The owner licensed the name to a UK company and the Wimpy over there had nothing in common but the name. Apparently it grew to over a thousand locations! That version of Wimpy never made it back to America...which always disappointed me, since I thought they improved on the American fast food model.

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    2. well I'll be darn tootin! WIMPY was British! I'm going to find one now and do my bit. Can't believe they were pioneers of the Burger chain here and way before anyone else in the UK.
      Oddly enough I went to the flicks last night and the shop was selling US sweets: Oh Henry, Payday, Tootsie Rolls, Reeces Peices and in the drinks cabinet were bright green bottles of Mountain Dew! I was tempted but my wife wanted Revels and Ribena to share. The US sweets were hellishly expensive too!

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    3. Looks like you were right about WIMPY Hugh! But why call it Wimpy? Might as well have been Sissy! BEEFY would have been a bit more muscular! ha ha. As for drinks ending in drax, I don't recall them and they sound a bit like planets out of Doctor Who! I remember Lilt. And then there was One Cal, which was 'my pal' the advert. I suppose like old sweets these old drinks will be re-branded as retro and sold to us in old fashioned milk bars! Now do you remember them? National Milk Bars?

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  7. I'm too young for Milk Bars (you old git!), but you've reminded me of the cinema ads for Ki-ora, which actually got more popular later (1980's?), but then look at Sunny D'...came and went in a Tabloid frenzy, and not that long ago...

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    1. Not sure I nwent into them Hugh. I remember Milk Bars though from the Sixties and oddly enough I saw one about 20 years ago in Barnard Castle, County Durham. A National Milk Bar no less! As for Ki - Ora [isn't it Moari for hello?], yes, quite delicious. We mustn't forget Um Bongo either!

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  8. I think the name Wimpy comes from the cartoon character Wimpy who accompanied Popeye, and was always scoffing hamburgers?

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    1. I'm going ti have to see if they have a UK website now Andy! I have got to have a Wimpy Burger again! Wonder of they served spinach too! ha ha

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