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Dig this fun piece from the L.A. Times Magazine on 50 different kinds of Soda Pop

RC was Boss, right Cappy?


1 unmoderated   ~  Aug 11, 2010 12:27 pm

Call me R.C. cause I rock the crowd.

Enjoying this article.

2 unmoderated   ~  Aug 11, 2010 12:28 pm

Grape Faygo! nommm

3 RagingTartabull   ~  Aug 11, 2010 12:54 pm

RC was criminally underrated

4 monkeypants   ~  Aug 11, 2010 1:02 pm

[3] was?

It's still around, and probably still underrated:


5 Raf   ~  Aug 11, 2010 1:15 pm

I prefer RC over Pepsi, it had the perfect mix of sweetness and bite. At least it did to me...

6 Shaun P.   ~  Aug 11, 2010 1:18 pm

[3] [4] I am pretty sure I like RC better than I do Coke, but I can't say for certain, because I think the last time I actually had an RC was 1989. I'd sure like to try that RC Draft Cola though . . .

Glad to see something by Saranac made the list (#50), even if wasn't their excellent root beer or ginger beer.

7 monkeypants   ~  Aug 11, 2010 1:23 pm

IMO, RC > Pepsi > Coke. Though I too have not had RC is some time, since it is not well distributed here.

I was most disappointed that my all time favorite was not in the list of fifty: Pennsylvania Dutch Birth Beer.

8 Crazy8Rick   ~  Aug 11, 2010 1:54 pm

RC Cola use to rock, baby. Hard to find 'em now.

9 RagingTartabull   ~  Aug 11, 2010 2:00 pm

[4] yeah they are still, just hard to find (in NYC at least)

didn't the old stadium have RC for a few years in the early-mid '90's? I feel like that was the first place I had it

10 thelarmis   ~  Aug 11, 2010 2:11 pm

wow, so cool! my mom used to stock RC when i was a kid. i loved it! i'm in coke country now, but the only soda i drink is Barq's Root Beer. sometimes sprite, but not often. (both coca-cola products). it's been that way for more than 15 years now.

we always had the 2 liter bottles in the house, so i wasn't familiar with these cans. thurman munson was on them?!?!?! holy shite!!! now i wish i had one as a collectible...

11 thelarmis   ~  Aug 11, 2010 2:16 pm

i see that in the 70's, RC had football and baseball teams on the cans. found a catfish hunter, but no thurman...

12 Sliced Bread   ~  Aug 11, 2010 2:22 pm

[7] I go Coke > RC > Pepsi. My mom used to buy whichever was on sale so we tried a lot of em, but those were the big 3 of my childhood.
I don't drink much soda anymore, but regular Coke's my poison when I do.

[9] I think you're right about RC at the Stadium.

13 monkeypants   ~  Aug 11, 2010 2:30 pm

[9][12] Yep, RC Cola was a sponsor for a couple of years.

14 Alex Belth   ~  Aug 11, 2010 2:38 pm

Coke over Pepsi, though I don't drink Cola much these days. I drink Ginger Ale--the grown up soda.

15 Bama Yankee   ~  Aug 11, 2010 3:18 pm

I am a Coke guy (this is going to sound like a statement from thelarmis: but I don't think I have had a Pepsi in 30 years). But I also love RC, which (along with a Moon Pie) is a staple down here in the South... :-)
I remember those RC cans with the baseball players...I need to try to find a few of those.
Any of you guys up north who would like some RC cola, just let me know. I might be able to hook you up with a case or two. But you guys have got to return the favor by sending me some of that Turkey Hill Yankees Ice Cream they advertise on YES (without it melting on the trip, of course)...

16 williamnyy23   ~  Aug 11, 2010 4:16 pm

No Pepsi love? Nothing beats the choice of a new generation.

I hated RC growing up...it always tasted flat.

Tying in this Taster's Choice with a previous, I think RUB is one of the few places in the city that still serves RC.

[9] [12] [13] Are you sure? I remember RC being served at Shea, but never Yankee Stadium.

17 Diane Firstman   ~  Aug 11, 2010 4:25 pm


Ooh ... RUB is one of the best BBQ places in the City ... nom nom nom!

18 Diane Firstman   ~  Aug 11, 2010 4:27 pm


"I was most disappointed that my all time favorite was not in the list of fifty: Pennsylvania Dutch Birth Beer."


I prefer my pop to have neither aftertaste nor afterbirth :-)

19 Shaun P.   ~  Aug 11, 2010 4:32 pm

[16] Pepsi love? Absolutely! Pepsi>RC>Coke. I really don't care for Coke, and haven't for a while, though I'll drink it if I have no other choice.

I did try some of the non-fructose corn syrup Coke, though, and that was good. Not as good as the real sugar Pepsi, though. That stuff was amazing. I'm not sure you can still get it, but I highly recommend it.

[15] Hmmm . . . we might have to try to work something out, Bama! Though I don't have access to the Turkey Hill Yankees ice cream either, so we'll have to get a third party involved to get the deal done.

20 Bama Yankee   ~  Aug 11, 2010 4:47 pm

[19] Sounds like a plan...but I guess it's possible that the Turkey Hill ice cream is not even worth it...especially since there is probably know way to keep it from melting. I'm just a sucker for marketing ploys like that. I bought some "Alabama Crimson Tide" ice cream a few years ago...it really wasn't that good, but the Bama logo on the box caused them to sell a ton of it. There is even a brand of Mayo down here called "BAMA". Of course, that is the brand my family uses... There is a friend of mine who grew up in Alabama but moved to Milwaukee a few years ago and whenever he makes a trip back down here he always takes a case of Bama Mayonaise back with him in the trunk of his car.

21 Sliced Bread   ~  Aug 11, 2010 6:12 pm

[15] we tried one of the Turkey Hill Yankee ice cream flavors a few weeks ago. Let me put it this way: Ice cream doesn't last 48 hours in my house, with me and my 3 sons around, and this carton hung around for about 2 weeks. Hate to say, not great. We've had better luck with the straight Turkey Hill flavors: chocolate, vanilla. The syrupy brownie flavored Yankee thing we tried had a chemicalish aftertaste. Bummer.

22 Sliced Bread   ~  Aug 11, 2010 6:15 pm

[20] there ya go... marketing ploy bummage.

23 Ken Arneson   ~  Aug 12, 2010 6:12 am

I have the Joe Morgan version of this RC Cola can. Actually, to be more precise, I don't have the *can*, I have the rectangular piece of sheet metal aluminum that the cans were made from. I have no recollection how I got it, or if it's rarer to have the can or the unassembled aluminum sheet.

24 Pete   ~  Aug 12, 2010 2:02 pm

A local bottler up here in CT, 'Foxon Park' is my new soda of choice. Old school formula made with real sugar, can't beat it...


They have it in all the local pizza joints and even some supermarkets - in single 12oz bottles no less, too.

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