View Full Version : The BEST thing to happen to soda since...

03-04-2005, 06:20 PM
I'm trying to get a feeling for some of the greatest or most unusual things to happen to our favorite beverage in the past 100 years (I might be writing a book.):

Here's a few to get started:

- The invention of the crown cork bottle seal in 1892 (the first successful method for keeping the bubbles in the bottle for long periods of time)

- The first vending machines are unveiled (1920's - dispensing soda into cups)

- Diet Coke introduced in 1982

Any others??

03-04-2005, 06:23 PM
Oh - I just realized I said "past 100 years" and then included a highlight from 1892. Feel free to comment on the past 1,000 years!

03-04-2005, 08:06 PM
Originally posted by bookworm1006:

- Diet Coke introduced in 1982

Any others?? What's so special about this?

03-04-2005, 08:46 PM
It was delicious!

Err...Coke in 1886...

Imitator X is bon...1896

03-04-2005, 09:50 PM
Ah Moxie 1884

Imitator coke 1886

03-06-2005, 11:23 AM
Where to start! I'm a gadget geek so here's my two cents from the production side:

- 1819 - Soda fountain invented, bringing soda into stores and establishments across the nation at the press of a button (or two).

- 1965 - Resealable top invented - have some now, save some for later!

- 1990? - Home soda maker invented - Soda-Club ( Soda-Club Home Soda Maker (http://www.sodaclubusa.com) ) brings the beauty of fizzy flavored water into milllions of homes across the globe. From a gadget geek standpoint, this one should be number one.

the saint
03-06-2005, 01:48 PM
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.
and in your words of wisdom clark imitator X was born in 1982

03-06-2005, 01:57 PM
1993 ... O.K. Soda!
Well, it was good while it lasted.

03-06-2005, 02:14 PM
Originally posted by the saint:
Diet Rite was introduced in 1958 by the Royal Crown Co. as the first diet soft drink.
and in your words of wisdom clark imitator X was born in 1982 Not entirely true, as Pabst had Tap a Cola a non fattening cola before 1955 this add was run on may 22 1955 the cans are also shown in a picture from 1954 but I don't have a good copy of that picture.

But you are correct about the imitator coke!

[ 03-06-2005, 02:46 PM: Message edited by: ithastabeshasta ]

03-06-2005, 02:26 PM
Wow, Pabst, was a soda maker?
Speaking of Pabst, they haven't aired a commercial on TV since the 80s it seems like.

03-06-2005, 02:34 PM
2004 - Mountain Dew: Pitch Black.

The yummiest Mountain Dew ever.

the saint
03-06-2005, 08:20 PM
Hey I just c&p off their website. Maybe it was refering to nationally introduced? who knows I wasn't even aware Pabst made sodas. Learn something new everyday. Thanks for the info.