Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Pop Goes the Cake-- Part 3: Sun Drop Shortcake

Well, Sun Drop Soda Pop was actually invented in Missouri in 1928 by Charles Lazier.  A few years later he shared the recipe with his friend Charles P. Nanney, a soft drink bottler in Gaston County, N.C..  Nanney tinkered with the recipe to suit his taste and then added it to his production line.

As his first marketing attempt, he teamed up with Red Bridges, owner of the Bridges Barbecue Lodge in Shelby, who agreed to serve seven-ounce samples of Sun Drop with his barbecue.  The first slogan of the bright-yellow, citrusy soda was, "Refreshing as a cup of coffee."

For this one, you use 1/2 cup of Sun Drop, not diet.

--Drop me.  --RoadDog

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