#throwbackthursday: Grapico

The headline in the Sunday, October 10, 1915 issue of the Shreveport, Louisiana Times says it all: “New Drink Achieves Instant Popularity: Demand for Grapico Forces Manufacturers Greatly to Enlarge Their Plant.” The article explains in the first paragraph that Grapico had only been around for four months, but was already a big seller. By 1917, Grapico was a successful enough product that other local bottling operations were organized, one of those in Montgomery, Alabama at the Lime Cola Bottling Company, which also handled Orange Crush and Hire’s Root Beer. Today, Grapico is bottled by the Buffalo Rock Company in Birmingham, Alabama— and it’s still delicious.


1 Comment »

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.