Re:Remembering the original Cott's cream soda
Anyone who lived in the NY area, especially if you were Jewish, meant that you had 4 great brands of soda in the supermarket: Cott's, Hoffman, Dr. Browns, and Canada Dry. While Canada Dry was famous for ginger ale and was not successful with other flavors, the other 3 all produced top quality black cherry, ginger ale, cream soda, root beer and orange. We used to get Cott's and Hoffman (which we always thought of as the best brands) on the large bottles..........I can still remember the bottle shapes of each brand and the printing in the glass............typical 1950's art which i still love.
When we wanted the real thing we went down to the local "candy store" or "luncheonette", sat at the counter, and had a lime rickey, egg cream, or cherry coke made to order.........and usually enjoyed with a $.02 pretzel stick. A small drink was $.06 and large was $.11 in 1960 or thereabouts. A hot dog with mustard and sauerkraut was $.15. So was a slice of pizza!!!!!!!!!