At Spicer’s deli we only sold sodas with real sugar so there was no Coke or Pepsi (but Mexican Coke, yes) along with obscurities like the ones described here. People loved good soda.

  1. Uncle Don says:


    The US Gov’t prevented Vernor’s (and other companies) from putting Stevia in their product soon after Ronald Reagan was inaugurated.

    Rumor had it that ADM (big corn company) confronted the FDA head and suggested he’d be out of a job unless he banned Stevia in favor of corn syrup.

    Vernor’s was said to have a very unique flavor before the ban. It had nothing to do with what the customer’s wanted.


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