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November 02, 2004

Pop Shoppe

The Pop Shoppe is back by popular demand. Flea-readers unfamiliar with this Canadian institution may refer to my previous Pop Shoppe post (via Better Living Centre).

Not only could you buy soft drinks at The Pop Shoppe but you could also find a wide assortment of snack foods also produced under The Pop Shoppe brand, along with bottle openers, hats, t-shirts and Frisbee's. Some of the more memorable advertising campaigns included a cartoon character named Captain Cola, but the most memorable was the hiring of NHL great Eddie Shack as the spokesman for The Pop Shoppe.

Does anyone have an image of Captain Cola? Now off to eBay to look for The Pop Shoppe memorabilia...

Posted by Ghost of a flea at November 2, 2004 05:57 AM

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Ah, the Pop Shoppe. I was quite fond of that place. The bottles were cool and I rather liked how you could mix the flavours in the case. Too bad they didn't bring back all the flavours. The root beer was pretty good. And the cool bottles.

Posted by: Dr_Funk at November 2, 2004 07:29 PM

I worked in a Pop Shoppe during the summer/fall of 1971. It was located in Phoenix, AZ on 38th Ave and Indian School Road. I used my first few paychecks to buy a bicycle(to ride to work!) and a pair of Levis... Nice jaunt down memory lane. Gods, does that date me, or what? =)

Posted by: Kv at November 8, 2004 08:30 PM