Food of the Eighties, RC Cola
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Royal Crown Cola (originated before the 80's, but it became big in New England around 1980-81.) It only sold in my area in discount department stores like Ames and Zayre's. Basically, they stepped up their advertising around the time of the "Cola Wars".
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Trogg - June 10, 2007 - Report this comment
My all-time favorite cola. RC was the first of the colas to have 16oz bottles - though it cost 12¢ - while Pepsi & Coke cost 10¢ for a 12oz bottle. I shelled out the extra 2¢ per bottle in order to get more of the great taste of RC. It seemed to die down for awhile but now it seems it's back but not nearly as popular - perhaps because the other 2 biggies have more advertising $'s to spend. Still the same great taste! Royal Crown is the maker of Nehi flavors - which has virtually disappeared from my area. Loved that Nehi Orange & Grape but hopefully they'll return someday. "It's been almost 100 years since Claude Hatcher, a young graduate pharmacist in Columbus, Georgia, began creating soft drinks in the basement of his family's wholesale grocery business in 1905. Little did he know at the time that his humble experiments would grow into a great soft drink company..." (from company website)
ACJ - January 31, 2008 - Report this comment
So good with a Moon Pie!!!
Patrick from MA - March 13, 2008 - Report this comment
Hey! If we grew up in the same area and time, how about some more regional favs? "Polar" soda! Or did that stuff start way before the 1980's?
Amy - April 05, 2008 - Report this comment
Still have RC here; can also buy any flavor of Nehi-peach is the best; in SC btw
krista - April 08, 2008 - Report this comment
i still drink it I LOVE RC COLA!!!
Vincent - April 23, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember as a kid my friends and I would walk down to the neighborhood corner store and get a hot dog, a bag of Lays and an ice cold RC cola to wash it down. yum. And RC cola is still readily available where in live (in BC Canada). I make my kids drink it even though they think its a coke knock off.
pnutbutterprincess82 - July 08, 2008 - Report this comment
worse cheapest soda on this planet ewwwwwwwwwwww,on an epsisode of the first 48 this was a guy's name Royal Cola I was thinking wow he must hate his mother
Space Cowgirl - July 08, 2008 - Report this comment
This is the best cola of all time other than the discontinued RC Edge. Give me a glass bottle of this and a bag of licorice allsorts, and I'm happy for the evening.
MrTroy - November 05, 2008 - Report this comment
They still have it all over the place here in the states. It's a "cheap brand" soda. It's alright I guess. I would drink it if offered, but I usually by coke or pepsi.
lakatt - March 01, 2009 - Report this comment
We buy it in 2009! My boys say it is soda, not a Pepsi nor a Coke, but a soda. We will continue to buy it as long as they make it.
KY cola - March 26, 2009 - Report this comment
RC is no cheap brand, Sam's Choice and Big K are cheap brands. RC is just awesome. Coke is too weak, Pepsi is too sweet. Nothing matches RC. If you're in a place where it's not available (God forbid), at the fountain do about 1/2 Dr. Pepper and 1/2 whatever cola is available. It's not the same, but it's in the vicinity. Plus it can only improve the other colas' taste.
Chelsea - March 31, 2009 - Report this comment
My parents used to buy it all the time and it wasn't too bad, but since I have left the nest I drink Coke if I choose to drink a dark soda.
Chas - July 03, 2009 - Report this comment
Love RC Cola. Have since a kid. I used to have the RC Cola poster up on my wall growing up. Can anyone help me I'm trying to find an image of the poster. It was of a pizza delivery girl on roller skates carrying a pizza and RC cola and I remember the girl was Erin Moran's sister but can't remember her name...
RJ - July 19, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember the eight-pack bottled RC in a carton. The bottle caps often had prizes under the rubber seal. You had to peel back that gray piece to see if you won a quarter or whatever. When you took the empty bottles back to the store, you'd get money back ($.10 a bottle?) or you'd have to pay less for your next eight pack.
Slamdtruck - July 24, 2009 - Report this comment
RC Has ALWAYS dominated the cola industry, atleast in my eyes. Pepsi tastes flat, Coke burns going down, and not only that if coke eliminates rust on metal..imagine what it does to your insides.. but RC is just right, the best tasting cola..hands down!!!
KB - July 25, 2009 - Report this comment
I was born & raised in Chicago...I would always bring up RC, but most didn't seem too familiar. Nice to see this posting!! I didn't know they didn't make it anymore, but come to think of it, I don't think I've seen a can since the 90s. I live in NYC now though...is that why??
Caleb - October 25, 2009 - Report this comment
We went to the Philippines recently when we visited some relatives RC a very famous soda there because its cheap. and almost all sodas there can be bought in glass bottles xD [coke, sprite, pepsi anything! =D i love drinking soda from glass bottles. :)]
Leon - December 01, 2009 - Report this comment
Born and raised in Antwerp,Belgium I remember when I was a child in the early 50ts a poster for the actress Mona Freeman driving a red sportscar and next to her was a Great Danish dog sitting on the passenger-seat.I never forgot this Royal Crown poster and was really possesed by it.If somebody could send me a pictures of this poster I gladly pay for the expenses.Please contact me by mail on : foreveramber@telenet.be Thanks, Leon
Sara - February 20, 2010 - Report this comment
You can still buy this pretty much anywhere in Southern Illinois and Indiana
will - May 17, 2010 - Report this comment
hey if you all love rc, go check out youtube & search always refreshing. it should be the first video to come up. it's awesome!!
Ann Ernst - August 09, 2010 - Report this comment
I live in Ontario, Canada and have been unable to find RC Cola anywhere. I have E-mailed RC and they gave me a list of grocery stores that are supposed to still carry it. They are really out of touch! None of the suggested stores have it! Can anybody out there help me????
Tara - December 01, 2010 - Report this comment
Growing up, I can't say that we bought this before we bought Coke or Pepsi but RC is way better then those other two! Even my 10 y/o picks it out at the store, over the other 2 brands...I've taught him well. :)
Cola facts - June 10, 2011 - Report this comment
The famous commercial with the cute girl on the skateboard was Kelly Moran. That commercial won Rc (cott) a clio award. Best Rc Cola to date.
Robert Pioch - September 18, 2011 - Report this comment
One year on my B-Day i won ten dollars, five dollars and two ten cent caps in one eight pack of RC, my brother won ten cents also and he said here you may as well have this one too. My question is what were the prize amounts? I remember 10dollars, five dollars and ten cent's, want to see if anyone know's for sure if that was the only prize amounts. Thanks
W.Saylor - December 12, 2011 - Report this comment
Always enjoyed going to the country store and pulling a cold one from the cooler....good memories.. RC Cola....
magpie - February 19, 2014 - Report this comment
when I was a poor student, I drank RC only because I could buy 4 cans for the price of one 500ml bottle of pepsi. It tasted fine--especially when it was really cold.
o7o - July 04, 2014 - Report this comment
RC is still my cola of choice. I also like RC Cherry when I can find it.
tm - September 16, 2014 - Report this comment
RC cola was forced out of the stores by the Coke Pepsi wars. They bought the isle space in the stores to keep them out. Even today coke isles in walmart are stocked by coke workers not walmart workers. Colt now owns RC and Dr Pepper and re-brands both as a store brand product for walmart and dollar stores. Its calles sams cola and dr thunder. But its the same product

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