Good old Coke

Aunt Bea

SF VIP
Location
Near Mount Pilot
Remember these displays at the local gas station?



I think we were doing fine when Coke and other soft drinks were available in 6 1/2 ounce bottles or as soda fountain treats.

The trouble began when everything started being supersized including our waistlines.
 

Don M.

Well-known Member
Location
central Missouri
The trouble began when everything started being supersized including our waistlines.

The biggest problems with "soda" are related to these Diet Sodas. The artificial sweeteners in them seem to trick the brain into wanting More. That's a good thing for the soda companies, but bad for those who drink them.

It's becoming a toss up as to whether Beer or Diet Soda is more likely to cause bubble bellies and butts.
 

I HATED COCA COLA,INC. I loved the soda, but hated the company. In the 60s, I worked at Kemp's Hamburgers ( a McDonalds knock off) in Mass. We served Pepsi. There was a big law suit about Coke & Pepsi. If someone came to the window and ordered a "Coke", we were required to say, "we don't have Coke, we have Pepsi", would that be Okay?". None of the customers cared, and most were irritated. I got all kinds of flack, because of that.
BTW, even today, it's Coke @McDonalds, and Pepsi@ Burger King.
 
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AnnieA

Senior Member
Location
Down South
I HATED COCA COLA,INC. I loved the soda, but hated the company. In the 60s, I worked at Kemp's Hamburgers ( a McDonalds knock off) in Mass. We served Pepsi. There was a big law suit about Coke & Pepsi. If someone came to window and ordered a "Coke", we were required to say, "we don't have Coke, we have Pepsi", would that be Okay?". None of the customers cared, and most were irritated. I got all kinds of flack, because of that.
BTW, even today, it's Coke @McDonalds, and Pepsi@ Burger King.

I cared! I left a few drive throughs when some places first switched from Coke to Pepsi and I was asked if Pepsi was okay after ordering Coke. Didnt go back unless they had really good unsweetened iced tea.Pepsi tastes like flat, watered-down Coke to me.

I've pretty much quit drinking soda of any kind but do want a Coke if I've got a headache.
 

HazyDavey

one-trick pony
I haven't drunk soda pop in many, many years. As a kid, our back door neighbor worked for a Pepsi distributor and our next door neighbor worked for a Coca-Cola distributor. Although there was always virtually unlimited Coke and Pepsi to be had, my caffiene fix of choice at that time was Royal Crown cola. o_O
Me too, I can't remember the last time I had a soda. But back in the day my first choice was also Royal Crown cola. We just called it 'RC' for short.
 
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Paco Dennis

Member
Location
Mid-Missouri

Soft Drinks​

Serving Size​

Caffeine (mg)​

Pepsi Zero Sugar12 oz.69
Surge16 oz.68
Zevia Mountain Zevia12 oz.55
Mountain Dew—diet or regular12 oz.54
Diet Coke12 oz.46
Zevia Cola12 oz.45
Zevia Dr. Zevia12 oz.42
Dr Pepper—diet or regular12 oz.41
Zevia Cherry Cola12 oz.38
Pepsi—diet or regular12 oz.35–38
Coca-Cola—regular or zero sugar12 oz.34
Pepsi True10 oz.32
Barq’s Root Beer12 oz.22
Sunkist—diet or regular12 oz.19
7-Up, Fresca, or Sprite12 oz.0
A&W Root Beer—diet or regular12 oz.0
Fanta Orange12 oz.0
Ginger ale, most brands12 oz.0
Mug Root Beer—diet or regular12 oz.0
Stewart's Orange 'n Cream—diet or regular12 oz.0
Stewart's Root Beer—diet or regular12 oz.0
 

fmdog44

Well-known Member
Location
Houston, Texas
Cokes are better for ice cream floats second to root beer. I would buy Coke if I could get it in small glass bottles. Same goes for 7-Up. Bottle Pepsi is Ok for me. I used to love cream soda. I drink water because it is for my health.
 

Gary O'

Well-known Member
Location
Oregon
I definitely agree! ... What they call 'Coke' these days is nothing like the old time stuff.
Yeah, I remember buying the larger bottle, maybe in the '60s, taking a long pull, and thinking 'WTH IZZISS?!'

I worked for Coke in Houston
Graveyard
Loading delivery trucks
They had those really thin green coke bottles for awhile
Always several pallets of those little thin green bottles beside the loading lanes.....broken

Heh, I'd grab a big jug of Fresca from a broken case, and pull on that most the night

Fun job
 

Soft Drinks​

Serving Size​

Caffeine (mg)​

Pepsi Zero Sugar12 oz.69
Surge16 oz.68
Zevia Mountain Zevia12 oz.55
Mountain Dew—diet or regular12 oz.54
Diet Coke12 oz.46
Zevia Cola12 oz.45
Zevia Dr. Zevia12 oz.42
Dr Pepper—diet or regular12 oz.41
Zevia Cherry Cola12 oz.38
Pepsi—diet or regular12 oz.35–38
Coca-Cola—regular or zero sugar12 oz.34
Pepsi True10 oz.32
Barq’s Root Beer12 oz.22
Sunkist—diet or regular12 oz.19
7-Up, Fresca, or Sprite12 oz.0
A&W Root Beer—diet or regular12 oz.0
Fanta Orange12 oz.0
Ginger ale, most brands12 oz.0
Mug Root Beer—diet or regular12 oz.0
Stewart's Orange 'n Cream—diet or regular12 oz.0
Stewart's Root Beer—diet or regular12 oz.0
Missed "JOLT COLA" How well I remember the slogan... "All the sugar, twice the caffeine!" :) (y)
 

Jules

Well-known Member
Location
N of 49
we don't have Coke, we have Pepsi", would that be Okay?". None of the customers cared,
My late FIL sure cared. If they didn’t say anything, he’d say it tasted funny and send it back. They‘d bring another and then he then ask if it was Pepsi. He knew and was just being cantankerous. It wasn’t the fault of the waitress.
 
I don't want to get into the dreaded " Soda Wars"- Coke vs Pepsi. To me, Coke is Coke, and Pepsi is Pepsi, They are two different drinks, it's like apples and oranges. But that's probably because I down a million gallons of Diet Pepsi a week. I buy 14 2 litter bottles every time I go to the store.
People would get so frustrated when we had to sing the "We don't have Coke, we have Pepsi" song. Most could care less, to them them, cola was cola.
 

ohioboy

Senior Member
Location
Ohio
Fuzzybuddy, have you ever seen 3 ltr. pop? I believe it was in PA back in the 70's (?) travelling to D.C., and stopped at a little store.
 


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