Food of the Eighties, Little Toms Soda Pop
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4-6 oz little pop bottles that come in a wodden crate of 24 bottles. Assorted flavor.
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norma - February 17, 2009 - Report this comment
Sorry but the Little Tom's I remember are from the 60's. The best grape pop and root beer n earth!
Chris - January 03, 2010 - Report this comment
I remember Little Toms. I would say that they are from the late 60's, early 70's. They came in a large wooden crate. I believe they came in 24's. There were more than two flavors. They came with a variety.
Christine - April 24, 2010 - Report this comment
We used to get them for the First communion parties in Cleveland Ohio. We all fought over the Cream Soda. I think there was orange too.
kelly - May 30, 2010 - Report this comment
yes.... the cream soda was the best. I am from Cleveland, and we would have them at every big family event/picnic or party.... what a great memory. wish i knew if they were still available.
Steve - June 10, 2010 - Report this comment
We're having a huge family reunion in Cleveland this summer and I thought it would be cool to bring a few cases of little toms as a surprise. Anyone know if they're still around?
Susan - July 01, 2010 - Report this comment
I grew up in Cleveland and we kept cases (wooden) of these in the basement recreation room. I remember the creme soda but I know they came in other flavors. Such great memories!
Wally - December 01, 2010 - Report this comment
Sorry to say little tom is no longer made. The brand got pushed out by the bigger pop makers.
Nadine - December 30, 2010 - Report this comment
Yep...Little Toms were at every "special" event, like Communions and big summer parties. I remember several flavors...grape, rootbeer, orange, cream soda (yum) and...I can't believe no one has mentioned it...lime! The bright green color alone was enough to make you want to drink it! (though if memory serves me well, the lime did not taste that great! Seems they were always the last to go. LOL) I am not sure, but think there was a redpop/cherry-strawberry kind of flavor, too.
nancy - August 11, 2011 - Report this comment
i remember little toms pop..was bought for family cook outs,,,special events and the cream soda was the best! and we used a small diameter paper straw too! that was the 1960's..brings back memories!
Lora - September 16, 2011 - Report this comment
Yep, fond memories, for sure. There was a balck cherry flavored and a strawberry flavored soda, along with the others mentioned. We used to love them poured over a scoop or two of vanilla ice cream. Grape, root beer, and cream soda were the winners in our house. I am drooling just thinking about it.
wds - September 19, 2011 - Report this comment
Cleveland suburbs late 60's early 70's. We would get them at Willow Beverage in Willoughby...and yes, lime was least favorite. Root Beer and Creme Soda ruled!
Casparks10 - November 16, 2011 - Report this comment
Cleveland Suburbs late 60's and 70's BrookGate Beverage in Brook Park, OH. Creme Soda, Grape, Orange, Black Cherry, Root Beer and sometimes I think they had Strawberry....The best memories between those and Charles Chips which were delivered to our house.
Susan - February 24, 2012 - Report this comment
I remember them, too. I think they are an idea whose time has come again....recycle the glass bottles, a wooden crate, small serving of soda... They were at all our special occasions in Cleveland (Euclid, actually), too.
Ann - May 28, 2012 - Report this comment
I wish they still made them, I wanted to get some for my kids!! They were the best, Cream Soda was my favorite too!
Helen - June 24, 2012 - Report this comment
The best pop around. We also had them for special events. They were so popular. I loved all of the flavors. Was this only a Cleveland item?
ann - July 01, 2013 - Report this comment
Im from Cleveland too, and my grandfather used to carry them in his grocery store, our favorites were the orange and black cherry.
Chuck - August 05, 2013 - Report this comment
Growing up off of East 185 st and drinking Little Tom,s...The Best! No one mentioned Login Berry...Next to Creme Soda, my favorite!
Jim - December 26, 2013 - Report this comment
We used to get them at the beverage store, corner of E.200th and Miller Ave. coming and going to school at Rosevelt Elementory. They were the best. Perfect size and great taste. We saved all the bottles. What a great time. If our children could experience what we had for just one day...
Charlie - February 01, 2014 - Report this comment
Is it possible that these went back even further than the 60's to the late 50's or so?
june - April 21, 2014 - Report this comment
we always got them for picnics, communions, family parties, etc in the 60's and probably early 70s! the GRAPE was the best!! were they just a cleveland thing?? it seems all the above comments were from this area... (i'm in willowick & we always got them from shoregate beverage @ lakeshore & 305 when i was a kid). would LOVE to get my hands on a case now!! great memories!
Jim Kalin - October 16, 2014 - Report this comment
Little Tom's. I remember at parties that kids would begin one, then forget about it while playing. Bees would swarm the bottles because of course the beverage was pure sugar. Haha. My folks got them in old Brooklyn for our first communions and birthday parties. I think some of my aunts probably poured vodka in the bottle after a few slugs so their husbands wouldn't know they were drinking.
jeff Turpin - March 06, 2016 - Report this comment
We always got cases of this pop for parties at our parma home. Put it in basement refrigerator near rec. Room.
Suzanne - April 14, 2016 - Report this comment
I found a old, dirty crate of these bottles in my dad's garage. Two are missing. One is cracked. 25 of them have red words, whereas, 9 of them have only white words with no red. Anyone interested in these?
trish - May 03, 2016 - Report this comment
we always had little tom's at the Jones & Laughin party and got a silver dollar when we left!
Yvonne - June 25, 2017 - Report this comment
I grew up near Cleveland and my grampa always made sure there was always little toms pop. I loved the cream soda and all the flavors. We recently had a family gathering and little toms came up in conversation. Miss them!
Rob Lambert - June 26, 2017 - Report this comment
Little Tom's goes back to 1959 in Cleveland. Several bottle images I found sort of piece the company history, which ended around 1980. The earliest bottles, on back, either said "Cleveland, Ohio," or had a postal zone number between city and state. Bottles from 1964 on had a zip code after "Ohio." Smaller, local beverage companies always arouse my curiosity. Unfortunately, the internet doesn't always have all the answers.
Alberta - November 15, 2017 - Report this comment
We had little tins soda around all the time so many kids around I loved all the flavors I remember my grandparents always bought 10 cases a month for us to have with dinner every night. I wish they would bring them back again so today's grandparents could get them for the kids to much super size everything . I know I would buy 10 or more cases a month for my grand kids and of course myself I would drive to Marietta every 2 weeks to the beverage store and buy 6 cases for my daughter when she was little and her friends. I think about them all the time. Do you think they might come back I hope so.
Kyle - December 07, 2017 - Report this comment
Suzanne, are you still interested in selling your crate of bottles?
Melissa - January 23, 2018 - Report this comment
I work for rustbelt revival. We are an auction company. We do online auctions in Cleveland after we have to go to a home of someone who has passed away. I am putting up an suction now that has two original little Tom bottles. The bidding only starts at $1.00 if anyone is interested. Love the history and reading all of your comments. Just go to
Felicia - March 08, 2018 - Report this comment
The absolute best flavors. Grape, cream soda, orange, strawberry etc... They all tasted so good. We lived south of Cleveland in Northfield Center. Mostly they were bought for special occasions and family gatherings.
Bob - March 15, 2018 - Report this comment
We used to have a bunch in the ice chest in the garage at summertime gatherings back in the 60's and 70's. I seem to recall a lime flavor that was really good.
Steve - April 14, 2018 - Report this comment
We got Towne Club back in Detroit afew years ago. Maybe Little Tom's could make a comeback?
Teresa - June 14, 2018 - Report this comment
I found one of these cool bottles in a barn we are dismantling. Never heard of it before but would sure love to try one. I thought it was an extra cool find because my husbands name is Tom.
Paul - September 11, 2018 - Report this comment
My uncle & his family lived on Charles St in Willowick in the 60's & 70's. They always had a tub full of Little Tom's on ice for the kids at family gatherings.

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