The company that launched Nehi, started in 1924 as Chero-Cola in 1928 they launched the Nehi name after they found greater success in the fruit flavored drinks. In 1955 the company reformulated it’s Chero-Cola into Royal Crown and re-branded the company to RC Cola.

Interesting side note, the leg featured in the design and it’s variations (with skirt/without skirt/with stockings/without stockings) was used to help people pronounce the product name, AND was the inspiration for the Leg Lamp in the movie A Christmas Story.

The relative scarcity of bottle caps made them a perfect currency in the Fallout series. This led me to explore the art of bottle caps…Probably only Bert from Sesame Street might appreciate this project. Look beyond the big-name brands of soda pop and you will find a whole world of long-lost vintage lesser-known flavors. Doomed by sloppy bookkeeping, or poor marketing decisions, or sudden changes in ingredients costs and legal finagling despite consumers who may have liked or disliked their flavors. So, raise a glass to the long-lost sodas of the past who produced a whole rainbow of their own private label flavors. Here are a few soda pop brands you will likely never have the pleasure of tasting ever again.

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