Rebel Without A Soft Drink
January 5, 2011 2:13 PM   Subscribe

Does anyone know anything about Rebel soda?

When I was a kid in the late 70s, early 80s, I used to occasionally get a bottle of Rebel soda from a vending machine at Handy Dan's hardware store at 21st and Sheridan in Tulsa, Oklahoma. I don't remember ever seeing it anywhere else. It was my absolute favorite drink, and I have clear memories of begging my mom to buy me one. I think it may have been a cola with some kind of berry flavoring, but I can't remember anything else about it. Google only found one reference to it on a Tulsa Memories website (the picture at the bottom of the page), so maybe it was a locally bottled drink. Does anyone have any information about it? Was it local? What was in it? What's the story?
posted by Dojie to Food & Drink (1 answer total)
According to the Standard directory of advertising agencies: Issue 174, it was a product of Coca-Cola Bottling of Tulsa.

Up through the 70s there were still numerous regional soft drink brands. Most of them are pretty much forgotten -- one of the few being Moxie Soda (some say it isn't technically a cola).

I have the sense that RC Cola is hanging by a thread amid the Coke/Pepsi duoculture. Not sure what else is left. Fanta? Shasta?
posted by dhartung at 10:15 PM on January 5, 2011

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