Royal Crown Cola
Ron Coleman had an interesting post at Dean's World the other day on RC Cola, alias Royal Crown Cola, which is one of his favorites and also one of mine. I first got into RC in a big way when I was living in Dubuque, in the early 1980s.
Though RC was also available when I was a kid in the 1960s, growing up in a small town in southern Wisconsin. We used to get our pop at Milo's neighborhood grocery store, and I would save the bottlecaps. I still have my old childhood bottlecap collection, and it gives you a pretty good idea what brands were available in my neck of the woods back in those days: Coke. Pepsi. RC Cola. Home-Ade Cola. Double Cola. Patio Diet Cola. Cola. Nehi Root Beer. Hires Root Beer. Dad's Root Beer. Mason's Root Beer.
There's one other brand that bothers me, because I can't remember if it ever actually existed, or if it's just something I had a dream about, many years ago. It was a creme soda called Canadian Creme. Clear glass bottle, with a scene on it of ducks flying over a cat-tail marsh. And both scene and brand name were printed on the bottle in a mirror-reflective gold. I wonder if I dreamed that one.