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GUEST,Scoville at Dad's BS: Soda fountains, ice cream and pharmacies (96* d) RE: BS: Soda fountains, ice cream and pharmacies 04 May 07

Ah, OK.

In Texas, a soft drink is a Coke, even if it's not.

My mother grew up on Drink-A-Toast/Tak-A-Boost in New Jersey (I forget which is the current name; we referred to it by both). Apparently when her mother was a teenager, it was served with pretzels threaded on the straw.

If you're not familiar with it, it's a non-carbonated, fruit-syrup-based drink. You can buy the concentrate in New Jersey and it tastes kind of like flat Dr. Pepper. Probably an acquired taste, now that I think about it.

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