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August 21, 2004

The Pop Shoppe

Get choked up at the memory of the Pop Shoppe, a lost Canadian childhood and the knowledge that Lime Rickey flavoured soda pop cannot be found for love or money (via GenX at 40 by way of the Campblog).

Mention the words "Pop Shoppe" to just about anyone who was alive in the 1970s and you'll immediately get a nostalgic reaction. Whether they're a soda pop connoisseur or not, most people remember that there was a Pop Shoppe depot in their neighborhood. And if they ventured across town to their local Pop Shoppe once upon a time, they remember the red and white stripes in the logo and the fact that they could mix and match as many different flavors in a case of 24 glass stubbies as they wanted.

And they might even remember the flavors that made Pop Shoppe stand out - choices like Festival Dry, Sparkle Up, Lime Rickey, Black Berry, and even Bubble Gum.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at August 21, 2004 11:14 AM

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I'm trying to get a hold of anyone who works for Pop Shoppe in Mississauga and have been unsuccessful - anyone know of Brian Alger - president of Pop Shoppe here in Canada and how I can reach him? Thanks!

Posted by: Jane at November 1, 2004 03:13 PM

dear people i want to do a report on the pop bottles i have one reaally old one if you have eney info on the bottles from the pop shoppe or have any history of the pop shop contact me at westernpridepainting@sasktel.net

Posted by: jade at November 22, 2004 09:16 AM

Hi Jade. A store near me is carrying the * new * Pop Shoppe product! Thus far I have tried their rootbear and cream soda. Next up: black cherry!

Posted by: Flea at November 22, 2004 09:23 AM

Ya like jade said, I saw pop Shoppe in a hasty market in London today. Anybody know who is making it?

Posted by: Starhawk at November 28, 2004 06:40 PM

i had bottles of full pop shoppe soda left over from the 70's but they were destroyed by my cat .. anyone know how i can replace them ??

let me know

Posted by: chris at December 16, 2004 05:49 AM

You could buy some new Pop Shoppe bottles... they have started production again. So far I have had their Root Beer, Cream Soda and Black Cherry (my favourite). I haven't spotted if they are making Lime Ricky again.

Posted by: Flea at December 16, 2004 06:29 AM

starhawk..shoot your cat

Posted by: stan at December 29, 2004 02:51 PM

Blame Chris's cat...

Posted by: Flea at December 29, 2004 02:57 PM

I have three of the red Pop Shoppe crates that the pop used to come in. Any idea if they are worth anything or if anyone would want them?

Posted by: queend0349 [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 15, 2005 01:44 AM

I have an entire team set of hockey jerseys from when my dads hockey team was sponsored by the pop shoppe... with "THE POP SHOPPE" written across the back.

Posted by: cathartik [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 11, 2005 12:40 AM

in vancouver, washington usa, Moxie is a soda store that has lots of varieties from everywhere! i found the pop shoppe root beer here!

Posted by: kittykathy [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 21, 2008 07:41 PM