We did too. Here's a little story. When my brother and I were little my parents both worked so we had a babysitter. Her name was Elly and she was African American. Every Friday when she got paid we would all walk up to Woolworth's and she would buy us something. You should have seen the looks we got walking down our street. What a great person she was, too. Ah, the good old days.
My Grama would take me to the Woolworths soda fountain....hamburger and a shake...back in those days us kids could walk the few blocks to the shopping area and go in the 5 and 10 and " look " at all the toys lol....cant walk around like that anymore, kids I mean.
You might be able to find it in your local supermarket if you look really carefully. It's got an orange label, and there are usually only a couple of bottles of it. After the horror stories I heard about it, I tried to buy only 1 can of it, but all I could find were 12-packs or 2-liter bottles, so I opted for the 2-liter. The store also had Diet Moxie, and from what I've heard, the only thing worse than regular Moxie is Diet Moxie, so I stayed away from that stuff altogether.
The 1950's....if I had to pick a decade to stay in....I think thats the one. Early 60's were ok too....then all went to hell in the late 60's.
Someday I'm gonna have one.
I am 58 and was never into cars. Too into sports, especially baseball, lived and breathed it. Played through HS, started coaching at 17 and still coaching at 58. Probably why I don't know anything about cars.
The best way I can describe it is a subtle root beer flavor with a bit of cough syrup added in.
Sounds like Dr. Pepper or Mr. Pibb.
After drinking Moxie, Dr. Pepper tastes very sweet by comparison, though it is advertised as being less sweet than most other major soft drinks. I've never been a huge fan of root beer, and to me Dr. Pepper doesn't have that root beer flavor that Moxie does. I suppose they both have the same medicinal aftertaste, although Moxie's is a bit stronger, almost elixir-like. I could never pinpoint the flavor of Dr. Pepper until I found out that it was prune juice that they add to it. I've never tried Mr. Pibb, but from what I've heard it's quite similar to Dr. Pepper. Moxie is really unique stuff; ask ten people what it tastes like and you will get ten different answers, but the consensus seems to be it has a very limited appeal.
I could never pinpoint the flavor of Dr. Pepper until I found out that it was prune juice that they add to it.
I don't think there's any prune juice in Dr. Pepper, but I could be wrong. I've never tasted prune juice, so I never made the association.
I did some digging and found out that prune juice isn't actually one of the main ingredients, although the mixture of the 23 "secret flavors" tastes an awful lot like prune juice to me. I came to the conclusion that it was prune juice through several sources who said the same thing, and one source also mentioned that there was a strong smell of what could only be described as prunes coming from outside of the Dr. Pepper factory.
I found a list online that claims to be the 23 flavors in Dr. Pepper, but I can't verify it:
Well heres a nice topic......any hints on cures for constipation?
say, craner...with all the talk about prune juice...I recommend you wash those yams down with 12 or 8 ounces of prune juice...organic is the best...taking these two cures should have you "right as rain" (what do you suppose that means/)...
"...let it be known that as of this date in Major League Baseball history the one, truly honest single season home run record...61 in '61..."
I gotta comment on this one seperatley...BEAUTIFUL!
Thank you, Craner.. and everyone! I sure am blessed. What a crew.. and still growing! My second son, Matt and his wife Heather, are having another one! They have Maddox, and now are expecting a baby girl (Her name is to be Mackenzie). YAY!
If you don't mind Craner, for my fellow Catholics down here, just a reminder that today is Ascension Thursday ... all others please excuse my intrusion:
The Feast of the Ascension, also known as Ascension Thursday, Holy Thursday, or Ascension Day,commemorates the bodily Ascension of Jesus into heaven. It is one of the ecumenical feasts (i.e., universally celebrated) of Christian churches, ranking with the feasts of the Passion, of Easter, and Pentecost. In the Roman Catholic church it is also known as the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord. Ascension Day is traditionally celebrated on a Thursday, the fortieth day of Easter, although some Roman Catholic provinces have moved the observance to the following Sunday.