Date: Tue, 24 May 1994 09:31:21 -0500


Subject: Re: pop/soda + queries

Have you collected Italian and French soda, now the darlings of the

espresso bars? Italian is a flavored syrup added to seltzer, while French

adds milk to the mix as well (like an egg cream, only with more flavor

options). When I was a kid back in the 1950s in Queens we had a case of

Good Health Seltzer delivered to our back door every week. I understand

Good Health gave up the ghost ten or 15 years ago. I have no idea what the

original composition of Dr. Pepper was, but does anyone know the story

behind Dr. Brown's? I knew it as a child as Dr. Brown's Cel-Ray tonic--it

was (and still is) flavored with celery. Now there are other flavors

available as well, including (gasp) Diet Dr. Brown's. When I was a kid I'd

get taken for a treat to the Deli down the block and have a Dr. Brown's and

a couple of specials (large-sized kosher hot dogs).

Dennis B.


Dennis Baron debaron[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]

Department of English 217-333-2392

University of Illinois fax: 217-333-4321

608 South Wright Street

Urbana, Illinois 61801