The PoP Shoppe?
There was two things of note here.
First, her Hallowe’en fingernails.
Secondly, Lime Ricky from the PoP Shoppe. I hadn’t seen this is years!
Lime Ricky was actually my favourite flavour (it’s like drinking a legal margarita in public) from this place which was a business franchise in itself. You can tell that this is Canadian – our friends from the south might call it SodA Shoppe or those from way south the CokE Shoppe. I’m doubtful that Eddie Shack would have been involved that far south.
This throws me back to when purchasing fizzy drinks was an art. You didn’t just go into their store and pick up a cardboard case of one flavour. They had these neat red and white plastic carrying cases and you could pick and choose the ones that you wanted. I always got lime and I remember my dad always going for Cream Soda. You’d throw in some Cherry and then assorted others.
Then, all of a sudden, the product seemed to have gone away. But, Ramona found some for sale in Talbotville at Picard’s Peanuts (a favourite stop in itself when we’re in the London area) and was kind enough to share the picture. The Lime Ricky and peanut lead to a nice chat with Ramona.
According to their website, they are available for sale “everywhere”. Maybe I’m just going to have to look a little harder; these days we look for what’s on sale locally and pick up a case of cans. Would today’s kids even know how to get into a bottle drink with a cap on top?
How about you, dear reader, for a Sunday? Please share your thoughts in the comments below.
- Do you remember the PoP Shoppe?
- Can you buy PoP Shoppe products where you live?
- Do you have a favourite flavour?
- At their website, they indicate the challenges for their company appeared during the “Cola Wars”. Of course, the two biggies in this war are Pepsi and Coke. Do you have a preference?
- I suppose that one of the big advantages of moving to cans is that those that throw garbage out onto the road don’t break glass bottles. If you look carefully at Ramona’s picture, you’ll see that the top holds a twist cap. Before that, you had to have a device to pop the cap. Do you still have one? In the days before twist tops, beer bottles had to be popped open with this device that had a nickname. Do you remember the nickname?
Thanks, Ramona for sharing this picture and the link to the PoP Shoppe website. I was blown away when they indicated that they had 26 different flavours at one time.
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