Date: Tue, 24 May 1994 09:31:21 -0500 From: debaron[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UIUC.EDU 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