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Re: Ginger

Postby HollowHorn » Sat Jul 04, 2009 7:50 pm

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Re: Ginger

Postby Lynn_x » Mon Jul 06, 2009 1:54 pm

We still get a wee red ginger van roon here every Tuesday :D

Reminds me of growing up & ma folks getting a wee crate every week ::):
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Re: Ginger

Postby nuttytigger » Mon Jul 06, 2009 1:57 pm

i thought the ginger lorry was great
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Re: Ginger

Postby Lynn_x » Mon Jul 06, 2009 2:03 pm

I always asked fur Red Kola :P
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Re: Ginger

Postby macdonald » Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:35 pm

Buzby wrote:I remember many shops on the south side sold Struthers, they were based at Lochwinnoch, and like Garvies (who were in Milngavie) outside pretenters to the crown of Barrs and Barries.....


Well ouside the area but there was also Kennedy's at Fintry Bay on Cumbrae. I think they also owned the Fintry Bay Cafe when it was the green hut opposite the current building.
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Re: Ginger

Postby admpgk » Tue Jul 28, 2009 3:25 pm

My Dad was the manager at Barries for a time. They had a factory in Dundee as well as the one in Glasgow and produced ice lollies which I think were called "frosty fingers"?
These were similar to "ice poles" but to my mind they'd more flavour. The cola flavour was my favourite.
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Re: Ginger

Postby Mori » Tue Jul 28, 2009 4:07 pm

Yes they were called Frosty Fingers :D , i sold thousands of ice poles to the kids when my i had the shop.

I had forgotten they had the Dundee Factory, i met mr Barrie a few times as he did make an effort to meet his customers on occasion along with the travelers when they made a call to promote any new items they produced.

I loved Barries Orange Crush, a special Zing to it ... at new year we did a roaring trade with barries fruit wines for the kids, Dandelion and Burdock was one of them, kids (neds) nowadays go for the real stuff like Buckfast and other cheap stuff. ::):
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Re: Ginger

Postby admpgk » Tue Jul 28, 2009 4:18 pm

I'm sure that there's an old Barries crate that lurks within a display at the Peoples Palace.
I think I've got a photo of it somewhere!
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Re: Ginger

Postby macdonald » Thu Jul 30, 2009 7:55 am

Anyone remember a brand called Jusoda? It came in smaller bottles, perhaps a pint or a half-litre. sold for 9d when 'normal' bottle was 1/3d
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Re: Ginger

Postby Doorstop » Thu Jul 30, 2009 1:06 pm

It still comes in catering sized concentrates .. I'm sure I've seen it in Costco or Makro.
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Re: Ginger

Postby jon mackenzie » Sat Nov 21, 2009 3:53 am

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Re: Ginger

Postby sunnysider » Mon Nov 23, 2009 3:40 pm

Anybody remember Pola Cola - early to mid-70s?

Seem to recall the label carried a depiction of a polar bear shagging a cola bottle while exclaiming "Sheer delight!".
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Re: Ginger

Postby Mori » Tue Nov 24, 2009 7:47 pm

sunnysider wrote:Anybody remember Pola Cola - early to mid-70s?

Seem to recall the label carried a depiction of a polar bear shagging a cola bottle while exclaiming "Sheer delight!".


Aye i remember selling this brand for a while, had several different flavors too, there was also Fergora Cola and a range of flavors from this company, dont know if the both brands were produced in Glasgow. most of these smaller firms were took over by AG Barrs and bigger drinks companies as time went by.

Botla Skoosh was a term i often heard youngsters asking for.
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Re: Ginger

Postby Darkangel » Wed Nov 25, 2009 6:28 pm

i remember the alpine van, if my memory serves me right they produced a mingin fizzy peach ginger for Charles and Di's wedding! it was limited edition n tasted like cat piss (well what id imagine it to taste like :) )

was also given a blue nighty a few years back with snow flakes on it . . .suddenly popped into my head that i looked like a can of Fresca wearing it :oops:
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Re: Ginger

Postby Vintagebuff » Sun Nov 29, 2009 12:11 am

Struthers made the Krystal Klear range and the cola was called Koala Kola
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