Food of the Seventies, Aspen

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Apple flavored soda. Wasnt too bad either.
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George - August 23, 2007 - Report this comment
I love ASPEN. It was such a sweet taste!
Nancy - September 08, 2007 - Report this comment
I was wondering if you could tell me who bottled aspen soda, I loved it.
Karen - September 15, 2007 - Report this comment
I remember when Aspen soda came out, I loved the taste of it. Too bad it didn't make it big with the other sodas.
Kelli - October 24, 2007 - Report this comment
This site helped me on a school prodject! Thanks for all your guyes hard work in making this site workable I got an A PLUS on my prodject and it was because of this site! ~THANKS~
Yvette - November 28, 2007 - Report this comment
There is another apple flavored soda out there, it is a close second to Aspen. You can find it in most Hispanic grocery is called Manzana Sol.
Carrie - January 09, 2008 - Report this comment
I loved Aspen when I was a kid and, to my excitement, recently found a similar soda at the Dollar Tree store. It's called Casera. I also loved a cracker called Drumsticks. Anyone remember these? They were shaped like little chicken drumsticks and had a really unique flavor I haven't found since then.
matt - January 23, 2008 - Report this comment
Aspen was marketed by pepsi co in 1978 as a test falvor, but it never took off. it was a very clean crisp taste. My favorite at the time.
Honeychan - January 29, 2008 - Report this comment
Aspen was fantastic! I loved this soda alot as a kid. Nowadays, you can find Manzana Mia, a very close soda- in Hispanic grocers. Loved the can for Aspen, very memorable!
kipxo - March 30, 2008 - Report this comment
there is a petition to bring this soda back. If you loved it like I did, go help bring it back.. search under "bring aspen soda back"
Grif - April 10, 2008 - Report this comment
I would like to try aspen!
Katt - May 12, 2008 - Report this comment
I miss Aspen.
slerpy - June 11, 2008 - Report this comment
i vaguely recall a commercial for it with a nordic looking women dressed in all white winter garb being pulled in a sleigh by a white horse.very 70' one else remembers it tho,am i nuts?it was snowing too.
Andy - June 17, 2008 - Report this comment
Man oh man! Aspen was the drink to have. What happened or why they puulled it I have no idea but I really miss it. I stil havent found anything vaguely as good.
ladykabloom - September 14, 2008 - Report this comment
Maria - January 03, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved Aspen it was the best soft drink I can remember. I don't understand why if many customers loved it was removed from the market. Whatever drink pepsi replaced it with is no where in comparison to ASPEN. Please sign the petition to brink it back.
Pam - April 02, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember that commercial too Andy! So nostalgic!
Lori - May 06, 2009 - Report this comment
Aspen was the most refreshing soda I think I've ever had! I've signed the petition (mentioned above in kipxo's comments) and truly hope Pepsi brings it back one day! When I looked at the can on this website, I could almost taste the cool and thirst-quenching taste of Aspen! I'm glad there are others who remember it too! :O)
Eric - May 31, 2009 - Report this comment
Aspen was awesome! The best soda I have ever tasted. I still think about that soda all the time. Aspen needs to and has to come back.
Tina - July 15, 2009 - Report this comment
Aspen was the best soda out on the market and I still think about the taste. Nothing like it before or since. They seriously need to bring it back!!!!! I hadn't realized how long ago they stopped making it. Wow!!! 27 years ago and I still crave it!!
CurvySidewalk - July 20, 2009 - Report this comment
Aspen soda was even sold "on tap" at the "new" Wendy's in Downey.....don't ask what year that was!!?? (1979?)
Aspenluver - August 12, 2009 - Report this comment
Aspen was the best soda - I still think of it often. Please bring it back - I'll sign the petition, too.
Gemdogy - August 25, 2009 - Report this comment
Like Aspen?...well you havn't tried Apple Soda till you've tried Apple Beer. Here is a link to a site that sells hard to find sodas. Enjoy :)
70sfoodie - February 24, 2010 - Report this comment
I love love loved Aspen as a kid. Those Alpine ski commercials they did sold me on it. Does anyone remember these cookies (I lived in Hoboken NJ) that were sold in boxes similar to the animal crackers size. But they were either blue or red boxes and had cat's ears and whiskers drawn on the pictures of the cookies on the box. They were snack sized boxes sold at candy/liquor / convenience corner stores. I liked the chocolate chip ones. Oh, I miss those! I think they were by Nabisco?
Erin - March 18, 2010 - Report this comment
I just picked up this soda (presidents choice) called mulled made me think of back in the day we had aspen.....I would kick it on the beach, aspen in hand and a box of those chicken drumstick crackers matt mentioned earlier in these comments....nothing tasted better together....ahhhhh the good 'ol days!
Derek - March 30, 2010 - Report this comment
Yeah they always quit making good stuff. Aspen was great but I think their marketing sucked. Look at the garbage Pepsi pushes now...Slice was NEVER as good as Bubble Up or 7up.
moni - July 09, 2010 - Report this comment
I LOVED this soda! Brings me back to my childhood. Ahh....the sweet memories! Bring it back, please bring it back!
Sean - November 27, 2010 - Report this comment
I recently mixed 25% fresh apple cide and 75% Ginger ale (used Seagram's). It brought the memories back. I keep thinking I was drinking Aspen, but now that I look at the cans, I definitely recall drinking Apple Slice. Try the mix, hope it works for you.
Flug - January 15, 2011 - Report this comment
I loved Aspen was a kid and every once and a while think about it and have one. They were so refreshing !! The problem is if they were going to make it today they would make it with high fructose corn syrup and not sugar :(
Dorothy - March 11, 2011 - Report this comment
I remember drinking this soda when I was young. I still remember it!!! Memories of my childhood. This was when my mom was still alive.
Cheryl Lacey-Henderson - April 25, 2011 - Report this comment
Please bring back Aspen Soda!!!! It was/is my favorite. Seriously, PLEASE bring it back!!!!!!
RTgreen - May 16, 2011 - Report this comment
Iloved Aspen soft drink. I talk about it everytime I purchase a soft driink. My children do not believe me when I tell them it was the best soft drink ever. I look for it in every place that sales soft drinks every where I go. In other counrties and all across America hoping to find that remarkable taste anywhere! Please bring it back... this was the best memory of my dad he would always bring me a 6 six pack when he came to visit!
Erik - May 17, 2011 - Report this comment
Simply the best soda ever!
DP - August 07, 2011 - Report this comment
I was so-so on the stuff but my father loved it. It brings back some great memories for me. Just for that, I would love to see it back on the market.
Aspen Lover - August 18, 2011 - Report this comment
There is a place for us:
Rachel - September 06, 2011 - Report this comment
I was telling my kids about Aspen soda this weekend and looked it up online. Loved it too!!!! And those chicken drumsticks. There are crackers now called Chicken in a Basket and they just don't cut it. Bring back Aspen.
Geo D - September 23, 2011 - Report this comment
Aspen was one of my favorite sodas growing up. The green bottle with the little red apple on the neck. Now that Im older I wish Pepsi would make it again. Im sure it would taste great mixing it with my rum!! Now I mix Spite Zero, a splash of apple juice, and rum. BRING BACK ASPEN!!!
Mel - November 04, 2011 - Report this comment
My favorite was plain Doritos and Aspen together. I think Aspen was a drug for me. I would finish a 6 pack in a day.
EugolDlareg - November 15, 2011 - Report this comment
I used to like Aspen, especially with a Wendy's burger.
Dan - December 15, 2011 - Report this comment
Oh man, I loved Aspen soda. Just seeing the name brings back a flood of memories. We used to play baseball down at the park from sunup Til sundown & in between games we'd run through the woods to this motel that had Aspen in the soda machine. I must have guzzled 10 of those bad boys a day. I really wish they'd bring it back. They replaced it with slice but, it was no where near as good as Aspen !
Wayner - March 16, 2012 - Report this comment
Aspen was a Pepsi product replaced by Slice Apple - it was around late 70's early 80's - if you google aspen soda you can watch the old video - it was my favorite drink!
Chris - May 04, 2012 - Report this comment
I loved Aspin! Bring it back!
hershey - August 03, 2012 - Report this comment
if i can have three wishes for food, one of them would be aspen soda. it's so sad the brand became extinct.
marissa Ornelas - August 26, 2012 - Report this comment
Please bring it ,I missed it ,thank u
Dawnell - September 21, 2012 - Report this comment
Iam excited to see there are so many people who enjoyed this soda. Aspen was my all time favorite growing up. Now I'm a mom to a teen son and i have shared with him how great this soda is :) Pepsi really need's to bring it back!!!!!!
Jason - December 09, 2012 - Report this comment
I took trips from Los Angeles To Lake Tahoe/Carson City once/twice a year. We would take HWY-395, a little two lane road. The usual stop for gas was in Bridgeport, Ca, and I would always get an Aspen there. Only place I ever saw it. Cans only. Man, I miss it. Jones Cola Apple is the closest thing.
Linda - May 03, 2013 - Report this comment
Wow! Can't believe all this love for good ol' Aspen soda! I loved it, was only 11 when it came out in '78 and it only stayed around until '82. I just read somewhere that they had a replacement for it in their new 'Slice' line, but I don't remember that...anyone else? I all these years thought the story was-'they found a chemical in the soda linked to cancer & was forced to pull did I miss that soda as a kid! I remember accusing my Mom of just not wanting us to drink soda & making it HO that she couldnt find it! Now we REALLY know how bad soda is, but I wouldn't mind having one once in a month or so! For those who mentioned the commercial, you can find it on YouTube, I don't wanna spoil it, so I'm not giving any detail, it's easy to find! Well maybe we can rally the troops and get good ol' Aspen BACK!!!
Derrick Philon Milwaukee Wi - May 12, 2013 - Report this comment
Best tasting apple soda ive ever had,i had it in colorado springs back in '78 and living in wisconsin we didnt have it cause the stores I went into and asked for it didnt know what I was talking about so I had to wait until the summer of '79 to get more but it was worth the wait and slice had an apple soda that could not compete with the cool clear crisp taste of Aspen Apple soda,there are other apple sodas out there but they can never take the place of Aspen!
Pam E - May 13, 2013 - Report this comment
I remember being in upstate New York in the 70's enjoying a nice crisp Aspen soda. I can almost taste it! Come on now, enough people have spoken. Bring it!
Winddancer - October 09, 2013 - Report this comment
It was the best soda I ever had? I have always wondered what happened to it??
T. Champion - January 25, 2014 - Report this comment
I still remember the refreshing taste of aspen from back in the day when I was a kid...I tried several apple flavored soda that are on the market today but none compare to the flavor and appearance I remember Aspen having. Worth bringing back for sure :0)
Nicole - March 21, 2014 - Report this comment
Omg!!! How I loved Aspen, smh. I would have a can with those crackers with the processed cheese in the pack. My favorite snack as a kid. I really wish Pepsi would bring it back. Got me feeling all nostalgic now, LOL!
Jon B. - October 17, 2014 - Report this comment
please bring back aspen soda I loved It.Best soda ever.
shera - October 18, 2014 - Report this comment
Loved it!!! Used to have it with cheese puff and watch The Incredible Hulk with Bill Bixby. The really should market it again. It was amazing.
LAMusing - October 28, 2014 - Report this comment
LOVED Aspen soda. When we heard they were discontinuing it my mom bought a dozen cases and we rationed out those last cans LOL. It was so refreshing and tasted cold even when it was straight off the shelf- my guess is it had a high carbonation level. It was like a bite of a cold crunchy Granny Smith! Never found an apple soda half as good.
Donna - November 18, 2014 - Report this comment
I was a kid when I drank aspen I was very sick with step throat and drank aspen couldn't get enough them I never saw it again I'm a serious soda drinker and I think of aspen often I wish it would come back I'm not sick anymore so I know I would love it even more I tried other apple sodas not even close please bring it back there are other sodas out there that really aren't that good but they are still around if it comes back I'm sure it will be a hit and there will be a lot of money made on this product it's crisp fresh and one of the best sodas I've ever had I promise if you bring it back you will have a customer for life PlEASE BRING IT BACK
Eva M - November 08, 2015 - Report this comment
I Love and miss Aspen soda so much, thought I would Google it and see if anyone else remembered it, and low and behold< I'm amazed and feel validated I wasn't the only one that thought the can the soda everything was one of a kind and fantastic! Anyway, when I was in 9th grade- in '78 we would vacation to Colorado from Texas as we adored the state . There we discovered not only everything about the state was awesome, there was this soda there beyond compare! We found out when we got home, though no-one had heard of it! Shocking! The next year on our vacation we brought home 5 cases before we left the state, and rationed it till gone. Never could find it after that and to this day not knowing it was discontinued, I still looked for it in every store on the chance i would see it again! Where do I sign the petition?! Who has the recipe? Let's make it again!! Beautiful can and memory of our beloved Colorado!!!!
Pirate John - August 19, 2016 - Report this comment
I'm so happy to have found this site. I also remember love and miss Aspen. I was so bummed when I knew it was going to be discontinued. Since then I think about it now and again. :( But REJOICE Aspen lovers of the world! For I have found a way to duplicate the great taste we all know, love and miss. It is so simple it will amaze you, and does not require a time machine. Go to walmart and get the ice pops/freezer pops, they have a few different flavors in a bag. Get 7-Up, while there, Go home and put 7-Up in fridge till chilled. Get a mug and put 2 1/2 green apple freezer pops in the glass. (mine is a 32OZ mug) Add ice to keep cold, add 7-Up, and sit down before taking a drink because you will be blown away. Enjoy, and PEACE!

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