Saturday, April 3, 2010

"Faygo Remembers...."

This 1970s commercial for FAYGO soda pop--a Detroit product that was first introduced in 1907--brings tears to the eyes . . . if you're from Detroit.

The boat that they're travelling on is one of the two Bob-Lo boats, the SS Ste. Claire and the SS Columbia, which transported holiday-goers from downtown Detroit to an amusement park on Bob-Lo Island in the Detroit River for almost a hundred years. It was known as Detroit's 'Coney Island'.

The park on the island was closed in the 1993. The boats were sold in 1996. They hold a special place in the heart of Detroiters, almost as dear as Tiger Stadium.

Gone, gone.

But you can still get Red-Pop. A 2-quart bottle of soda is 99 cents, 79 cents if you catch it on sale. Their colas aren't very good but their ten zillion other flavors are. And they're noted as the source of the audience-spraying soda of choice by the band Insane Clown Posse.

Salute: You know who you are! - Rich

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