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Friday, May 27, 2011

Old Soda: Sweetie & Sticky

I used to be a collector...of just a few kinds of things.  It started with beer cans and brewerina. It was a natural progression from looking through junk piles while walking to and from elementary school. "Up hill! Both ways!" I tell my daughter. My interest with beer must have had something to do with the double standard being too young to drink it, but not too young to collect it. Somewhere in high school someone in my family bought me a six-pack of beers from around the world. Fortunately alcaholism didn't run in my family (though it may have stumbled all over the place and then feel down on its face). A devotee of canned and bottled beer, I even joined the Beer Can Collectors of America (which is now called something else). That is a story for another day.  It was what I found while looking for beer cans, that was also interesting to me.  Not just the styles and designs of beer logos, but soda fascinated me as well.
  This one is from the 50's or 60's and was in a pile of discarded cans and bottles. when I found it, it may have been there for 15 or 20 years.
I have 2 of these "newer" swirl Pepsi bottles large and small. I have no idea why I have hung on to them. They were still in a box in the garage and were the "keepers" from the last move.  
I always liked 7-ups old tag line: You Like it  It Likes You.  How the well can I drink something that claims to like me. Seems just a bit morose.  The last item up for display is a window decal from - my favorite place to find things - a random box of papers.  
 I  can't find anything but a few bottles of this soda for sale online. No history. No backstory.  If you know of the history of Sweetie Soda, or just want to make something up, I'm all ears.


  1. I recently found a Pepsi bottle that looks very similar to your "newer swirl" bottle. Do you happen to know about what year those were made?


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