Thursday, February 23, 2012

Shasta ? More Like Nasta. 70's Pee Soda. West Whiteland.



I bet the parents of my neighbor's Hicknut and Dukey had this conversation with them:

"Kids. We have an announcement. Your mother and I have been thinking of a way we can show that we don't love you. Instead of the obvious abuse or neglect we've decided to get more creative and simply declare this house a SHASTA* HOUSE! That's right. Only Shasta soda for you and your friends."

Man that stuff was God awful. So when I went to their house to play Intellivision or go on their CB radio I was forced to drink Shasta. And it was always warm too. They just sat it in cases next to the fridge. And someone would just rip a hole in the plastic so you had to reach in to get your crappy soda.

We would pour it into these orange plastic cups and plop a few freezer burned ice cubes in.

Oh yeah that helped.

And check out this Shasta commercial. Their selling point is that it doesn't have tons of bubbles like other sodas. Wha wha whaaaaat?? They're bragging that it's stale?



*FUN FACT: Shasta has been around since 1889. The same year as the Statue of Liberty.

14 comments:

Dr Zibbs said...

And is that Tom Bosley narrating?

JeannetteLS said...

Yup, that's Bosley. See you were a kid in the seventies... We were um, college age. We had many names for Shasta. And we did not tend to drink it either. NASTY. The lemon lime especially.

Dr Zibbs said...

Jeanette - oh my God the Lemon Lime was the worst!

3DLush said...

I have never heard of this Shasta but love that it comes in so many pretty colors....still doesn't beat the weiner maker

TC said...

But there's grapefruit! Are you telling me that grapefruit stank?

Dr Zibbs said...

3DLush - Look at the plain writing on the cans! It's like they don't care!

TC - I never had the grapefruit. I would drink the root beer. The orange and cola were terrible. Lemon Lime was undrinkable.

Dr Zibbs said...

Oh yeah. Look at the black kid with the fro when the parade marches across the room. Old school.

KendallJaye said...

Come to my house!!! We had FAYGO!!
(redpop FTW!)

Dr Zibbs said...

Kendall - FAYGO? WHA?????

sybil law said...

I don't think I've ever had Shasta!

Dr Zibbs said...

Sybil - Check with your grocer.

diane said...

I don't drink soda, but if I did I would drink Shasta just because it looks like it was made in someone's basement. Has to be better for you than the corporate crap that's being pushed. Or not.

Scope said...

There was a TV show at the turn of the century (the most recent one) called "Shasta McNasty" that about sums it up.

But I did like their root beer.

In our 'hood, it you were gonna buy cheap pop, it was RC.

Dr Zibbs said...

Scope - That's my porn name!